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“Many great innovations are still to come from the intersection of biology and engineering, especially in understanding and mimicking the functioning of the brain”.

Research profile

Bart M. ter Haar Romeny is professor emeritus of Biomedical Image Analysis at the Department of Biomedical Engineering of Eindhoven University of Technology. His interests are medical image analysis, its foundations and clinical applications. In his research, in order to understand image structure and analysis, he takes a closer look at the human visual system. His interests are in particular the mathematical modelling of human visual perception to build optimal computer-aided diagnosis systems, multi-scale and multi-orientation differential geometry, medical visualization applications, and brain connectivity. He authored about 350 papers, conference contributions and book chapters on these issues, and holds 2 patents. His interactive tutorial book on perceptually inspired multi-scale image analysis and his edited book on non-linear diffusion theory in computer vision are widely used. He is project leader of the Sino-Dutch RetinaCheck project: AI supported screening for early signs of eye damage due to diabetes.

Academic background

Bart M. ter Haar Romeny studied Applied Physics at Delft University of Technology where he received his MSc in 1978. He subsequently performed his military service as a Royal Dutch Navy officer and obtained his PhD from Utrecht University in 1983. He then became the principal physicist of the Utrecht University Hospital Radiology Department and (1986-1989) clinical project leader of the Dutch project in Picture Archiving and Communication Systems. From 1989-2001, he was Associate Professor at the Image Sciences Institute (ISI) of Utrecht University. In 2001 he was appointed full processor of Biomedical Image Analysis at the Department of Biomedical Engineering of Eindhoven University of Technology, where he retired in 2017. In 2010, Bart ter Haar Romeny was appointed as Distinguished NEU 100-Program Professor in Biomedical Image Analysis at Northeastern University (Shenyang, PR China). Since 2014, he is a Visiting Professor at the Chinese Academy of Science in Beijing (PR China) and since 2017, he is a Honorary Chair Professor in Medical Image Analysis at the National Taiwan University of Science & Technology in Taipei (Taiwan).

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    Prediabetes and type 2 diabetes are associated with wider retinal arterioles and venules

    Li, W., Schram, M. T., Berendschot, T., Webers, C., Kroon, A. A., van der Kallen, C., Henry, R., Koster, A., Dagnelie, P., Schaper, N., Huang, F., Dashtbozorg, B., Tan, T., Zhang, J., Sureshjani, S. A., Romeny, B. T. H., Stehouwer, C. D. A. & Houben, A. J. H. M., 2019, In : Journal of Vascular Research. 56, Suppl. 1, p. 73 1 p., 157.

    Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting AbstractAcademic

    Open Access

    Vascular biomarkers for diabetes and diabetic retinopathy screening

    Huang, F., Abbasi-Sureshjani, S., Zhang, J., Bekkers, E. J., Dasht Bozorg, B. & ter Haar Romeny, B. M., 22 Nov 2019, Computational Retinal Image Analysis: Tools, Applications and Perspectives. Trucco, E., MacGillivray, T. & Xu, Y. (eds.). Academic Press Inc., p. 319-352 34 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

  • Analysis of retinal vascular biomarkers for early detection of diabetes

    Zhang, J., Dashtbozorg, B., Huang, F., Berendschot, T. T. J. M. & ter Haar Romeny, B. M., 1 Jan 2018, ViPIMAGE 2017: Proceedings of the VI ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Computational Vision and Medical Image Processing Porto, Portugal, October 18-20, 2017. Tavares, J. M. R. S. & Natal Jorge, R. M. (eds.). Cham: Springer, p. 811-817 7 p. (Lecture Notes in Computational Vision and Biomechanics; vol. 27).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
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    Artery/vein classification using reflection features in retina fundus images

    Huang, F., Dasht Bozorg, B. & ter Haar Romeny, B. M., 1 Jan 2018, In : Machine Vision and Applications. 29, 1, p. 23-34 12 p.

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  • 11 Citations (Scopus)
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    • 3 Membership of board
    • 2 Membership of committee
    • 1 Membership of council
    • 1 Other

    ICT Innovatieplatform Brain & Cognition (External organisation)

    Bart M. ter Haar Romeny (Member)

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of councilProfessional

    Distinguished Professor in Biomedical Image Analysis

    Bart M. ter Haar Romeny (Researcher)

    Activity: Other activity typesOtherScientific

    Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (External organisation)

    Bart M. ter Haar Romeny (Member)

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of boardScientific

    Dutch Society for Pattern recognition and Image Processing, NVPHBV (External organisation)

    Bart M. ter Haar Romeny (Chair)

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of committeeProfessional


    Front-End Vision and deep learning



    Student theses

    (Semi)automatic quantification of the internal elastic lamina fenestrae in remodeling arteries

    Author: Groen, H., 30 Sep 2005

    Supervisor: ter Haar Romenij, B. (Supervisor 1), van Zandvoort, M. (Supervisor 2), De Mey, J. G. (External coach) & van de Vosse, F. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

    A method for automatic segmentation of subcortical brain structures based on Zernike moments

    Author: Chandran, V., 31 May 2013

    Supervisor: Jasinschi, R. (External person) (External coach), Soldea, O. (External person) (External coach) & ter Haar Romenij, B. (Supervisor 1)

    Student thesis: Master

    Analysis of coronary microvascular structures: on the enhancement and detection of microvessels in 3D imaging cryomicrotome data

    Author: Bennink, H., 30 Jun 2007

    Supervisor: ter Haar Romenij, B. (Supervisor 1), van Assen, H. (Supervisor 2), Strijkers, G. (Supervisor 2), Spaan, J. (External coach) & Streekstra, G. (External person) (External coach)

    Student thesis: Master

    A new retinal vessel tracking method based on invertible orientation scores

    Author: Bekkers, E., 31 Aug 2012

    Supervisor: Duits, R. (Supervisor 1), ter Haar Romenij, B. (Supervisor 2) & Berendschot, T. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

    An optimized processing framework for fiber tracking on DW-MRI applied to the optic radiation

    Author: Fick, R., 31 Aug 2013

    Supervisor: Duits, R. (Supervisor 1), Vilanova Bartroli, A. (Supervisor 2), Ossenblok, P. (Supervisor 2), Creusen, E. (Supervisor 2) & ter Haar Romenij, B. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master