ALEJANDRO (ALEX) FRANGI
Diamond Jubilee Chair in Computational Medicine, University of Leeds
Prof Alejandro (Alex) Frangi obtained his undergraduate degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the Technical University of Catalonia (Barcelona) in 1996 and pursue his PhD in Medicine at the Image Sciences Institute of the University Medical Centre Utrecht University on model-based cardiovascular image analysis. Prof Frangi is Diamond Jubilee Chair in Computational Medicine at the University of Leeds, Leeds, UK, with join appointments at the School of Computing and the School of Medicine. He leads the Centre for Computational Imaging and Simulation Technologies in Biomedicine. He is also a Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Emerging Technologies, Visiting Professor at KU Leuven, Belgium, and was awarded a Presidential International Fellowship Award by the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Prof Frangi has main research interests at the crossroad of medical image analysis and modelling, emphasising machine learning (phenomenological models) and computational physiology (mechanistic models). He has a particular interest in statistical methods applied to population imaging phenomics and in silico clinical trials. His highly interdisciplinary work has been translated to the areas of cardiovascular, musculoskeletal and neurosciences.