Bart ter Haar Romeny
About Bart ter Haar Romeny
Bart M. ter Haar Romeny is a professor of the medical image analysis group (IMAG/e) at the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology, and a distinguished professor at the Northeastern University in Shenyang, China. From 1989-2001 he was associate professor at the Image Sciences Institute of Utrecht University. He is EAMBES Fellow, and Senior IEEE member. He has been president of the Dutch Society for Clinical Physics, of the Dutch Soc. for Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering, and is currently president of the Dutch Society for Pattern Recognition and Image Processing. He received the Wolfram Technology Innovator Award in 2013. He is project leader of the Sino-Dutch RetinaCheck project, a large screening program for diabetic retinopathy in Northeast China.
Why Bart was invited to TEDxEindhoven
When thinking about lightbulb moments, we of course asked ourselves the question, where does this seemingly magical moment take place? In the brain of course. Not too long ago this really seemed like magic but in recent years the curtains have been pulled back and we are learning more and more about what is actually going on in the brain, due to a surprising combination of two fields of science. Professor Bart ter Haar Romeny is an expert in medical imaging technology, the brain and the human visual system. We are fascinated by the way ideas and thoughts enter our brain so we’ve invited Bart ter Haar Romeny to give us a crash course on how the brain works.
What will Bart speak about
Recent discoveries on how the brain works, enabled by new technologies such as (f)MRI, electron microscopy and deep learning.