Professor Alejandro Frangi elected as new MICCAI Fellow for 2021

Professor Alejandro Frangi has been elected as a Fellow of the Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention (MICCAI) Society, 2021.

This award is in recognition of his substantial scientific contributions to the MICCAI research field and service to the MICCAI community. Every year the Society elevates 3 new Fellows. MICCAI noted in his elevation citation his “outstanding contributions to computational medical imaging”.

MICCAI seeks to identify the underlying techniques across different applications, promote their technical and clinical validation, and participate in the development of evaluation standards together with clinicians and medical societies.

Professor Frangi is Diamond Jubilee Chair in Computational Medicine and Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Emerging Technologies at the University of Leeds with joint appointments at the School of Computing and the School of Medicine. He is also a Turing Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute.

Professor Frangi's main research interests lie at the crossroad of medical image analysis and modeling with emphasis on machine learning (phenomenological models) and computational physiology (mechanistic models). He has particular interest in statistical methods applied to population imaging and in silico clinical trials. His highly interdisciplinary work has been translated to the areas of cardiovascular, musculoskeletal and neurosciences.

He served as General Chair of MICCAI 2018 in Granada Spain, and in the MICCAI Board of Directors (2014-2019). He chairs the Editorial Board of the MICCAI-Elsevier Book Series since 2017. Recently, his research group and collaborators showcased current work at MICCAI 2021.

I am thrilled this elevation comes alongside two outstanding female scientists and distinguished colleagues from our community. Professor Alex Frangi

Professor Alejandro Frangi

Commenting on his elevation alongside Professor De Bruijne (The Netherlands) and Professor Mousavi (Canada), Professor Frangi noted: “MICCAI is the premier Society in Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Interventions, where Leeds has internationally leading activity with major clinical and industrial impact. This accolade is primarily a recognition for the creativity, ingenuity and grit of our graduate students and postdocs over 20 years. It also recognises many fruitful clinical and industrial collaborators and unwavering support from mentors and family. I am thrilled this elevation comes alongside two outstanding female scientists and distinguished colleagues from our community.”