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Persoonlijk profiel

Research profile

Luc Florack is full professor in the Centre for Analysis, Scientific Computing, and Applications in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). He is the chair of the Mathematical Image Analysis group. His key research interests are mathematical representations of signals, images, and movies, particularly multiscale and differential geometric representations and their applications to imaging and vision. The application focus is on complex (non-scalar valued) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques, notably diffusion and tagging MRI, and on biologically motivated models of ‘early vision’. The approach in all these cases is to depart from a geometrical representation and reformulation of clinical image analysis challenges, such as geodesic tractography for mapping structural brain connectivity (connectomics) and deformation and strain analysis for quantification of myocardial function. The motivation is to bring these hitherto unexploited techniques into the clinical workflow.

Tuition revolves around mathematical techniques for image analysis, tensor calculus, differential geometry, and linear partial differential equations.

Academic background

Luc Florack holds an MSc in theoretical physics and a PhD in medical image analysis from Utrecht University (with honors, top 2%). He has (co-)authored close to 200 peer reviewed papers, some of which invited. He has been on the editorial board of the Journal of Mathematical Imaging and Vision and has acted as a reviewer for over 30 other journals, conferences and workshops. In 1997 he co-founded the first conference in the biannual series of International Scale Space Conferences (currently also known as SSVM) and has delivered keynote lectures at a wide variety of national and international conferences and seminars.

Luc is a Member of Management Team 3TU.AMI on behalf of TU/e and of the Advisory Board for Mathematics (‘Wiskunde Tafel’) of the Dutch Science Foundation NWO. In the past, he has acted as Treasurer of the Royal Dutch Mathematical Society (KWG), paving the way for its Royal status on the occasion of its 225-th anniversary, together with the Board. 

Opleiding / Academische kwalificatie

Utrecht University

1 sep 19831 aug 1989

Externe posities

Mathematics and Computer Science Department, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

1 jan 19971 jun 2001

DIKU Copenhagen, Denmark

1 jan 19961 jan 1997

INESC Aveiro, Portugal

1 okt 19941 jan 1996

INRIA Sophia-Antipolis, France

1 jan 19941 okt 1994

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  • 4 Vergelijkbare profielen
Tensors Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Imaging techniques Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
tensors Fysica en Astronomie
Diffusion tensor imaging Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Brain Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
angular resolution Fysica en Astronomie
Tensor Rekenkunde
Magnetic resonance imaging Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen

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Onderzoeksoutput 1992 2019

4 Citaties (Scopus)
73 Downloads (Pure)

Stability metrics for optic radiation tractography: towards damage prediction after resective surgery

Meesters, S. P. L., Ossenblok, P. P. W., Wagner, L., Schijns, O., Boon, P., Florack, L. M. J., Vilanova, A. & Duits, R., 1 aug 2017, In : Journal of Neuroscience Methods. 288, blz. 34-44

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Open Access
Visual Fields
Diffusion Tensor Imaging
Temporal Lobe
8 Citaties (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

Quantifying the brain's sheet structure with normalized convolution

Tax, C. M. W., Westin, C-F., Dela Haije, T. C. J., Fuster, A., Viergever, M. A., Calabrese, E., Florack, L. & Leemans, A., 4 apr 2017, In : Medical Image Analysis. 39, blz. 162-177 16 blz.

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Diffusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Magnetic resonance imaging
11 Citaties (Scopus)
213 Downloads (Pure)

Adjugate diffusion tensors for geodesic tractography in white matter

Fuster, A., Dela Haije, T. C. J., Tristán-Vega, A., Plantinga, B. R., Westin, C-F. & Florack, L. M. J., 1 jan 2016, In : Journal of Mathematical Imaging and Vision. 54, 1, blz. 1-14 14 blz.

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Open Access
Diffusion tensor imaging
9 Citaties (Scopus)

Sheet Probability Index (SPI): Characterizing the geometrical organization of the white matter with diffusion MRI

Tax, C. M. W., Dela Haije, T. C. J., Fuster, A., Westin, C-F., Viergever, M. A., Florack, L. & Leemans, A., 15 nov 2016, In : Neuroimage. 142, blz. 260-279 20 blz.

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Diffusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging
11 Citaties (Scopus)
159 Downloads (Pure)

Functional imaging of murine hearts using accelerated self-gated UTE cine MRI

Mohamed, A. G. A., Noorman, N., Graaf, de, W. L., Hörr, V., Florack, L. M. J., Nicolay, K. & Strijkers, G. J., 2015, In : The International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging. 31, 1, blz. 83-94

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Open Access
Cine Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Motion Pictures

Activiteiten 2017 2017

  • 1 Keynote spreker

Riemannian and Finslerian Geometry for Diffusion Weighted Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Luc Florack (Spreker)
20 nov 201724 nov 2017

Activiteit: Types gesprekken of presentatiesKeynote sprekerWetenschappelijk


The Mathematics Round Table: an introduction

Luc M.J. Florack


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Pers / media: Vakinhoudelijk commentaar


Luc M.J. Florack


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3D reconstruction of streamer discharges using mathematical algorithms: based on predictive back-end reconstruction, minimum spanning trees and sub-Riemannian geometry

Auteur: de Veld, F., 4 jul 2019

Begeleider: Dijcks, S. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Nijdam, S. (Afstudeerdocent 2), Bekkers, E. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Florack, L. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Bachelor


Acceleration of phase-contrast (PC) cine-MRI by compressed sensing (CS)

Auteur: Dong, H., 31 aug 2014

Begeleider: Mohamed, A. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Strijkers, G. (Afstudeerdocent 2), Coolen, B. (Externe coach), Nicolaij, K. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Florack, L. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master

A neuronal network model and primate retinal pathways

Auteur: Mulder, M., 28 feb 2005

Begeleider: Hilbers, P. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Kuijpers, N. (Afstudeerdocent 2), ten Eikelder, H. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Florack, L. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master

Automatic parameter selection for linear scale space image enhancement

Auteur: Sengers, H., 31 aug 2018

Begeleider: Florack, L. (Afstudeerdocent 1)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master


Cerebral blood flow during hypoglycemia in type 1 diabetes and impaired hypoglycemic awareness measured with arterial spin labeling

Auteur: Becker, K., 31 aug 2015

Begeleider: Nicolaij, K. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Heerschap, A. (Externe persoon) (Externe coach), van der Graaf, M. (Externe persoon) (Externe coach), Wiegers, E. (Externe persoon) (Externe coach), Rooijackers, H. (Externe persoon) (Externe coach), Florack, L. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & van Osch, M. (. (Externe persoon) (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master