Persoonlijk profiel

Research profile

Luc Florack is full professor in the Applied Differential Geometry (ADG) group of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). His key research interests are multiscale and differential geometric representations of complex imaging data. The application focus is on 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 the Management Team 4TU.AMI on behalf of TU/e, of the Task Force Recognition and Rewards of TU/e, of the Medical Advisory Board of TU/e, and, on personal title, of the Advisory Board for Mathematics (‘Wiskunde Tafel’) of the Dutch Science Foundation NWO, representing the Dutch mathematics community at large. 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 former Board. 

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In 2015 stemden de VN-lidstaten in met 17 wereldwijde duurzame ontwikkelingsdoelstellingen (Sustainable Development Goals, SDG's) om armoede te beëindigen, de planeet te beschermen en voor iedereen welvaart te garanderen. Het werk van deze persoon draagt bij aan de volgende duurzame ontwikkelingsdoelstelling(en):

  • SDG 3 – Goede gezondheid en welzijn

Opleiding / Academische kwalificatie

Theoretical Physics, Utrecht University

1 sep. 19831 aug. 1989

Datum van toekenning: 1 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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