Dr Andrew King is a Reader in Medical Image Analysis in the Biomedical Engineering department at King’s College London (KCL). Dr King received a PhD degree in Computer Science from Warwick University in 1997 under the supervision of Professor Roland Wilson. From 2001-2005 he worked as an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science department at Mekelle University in Northern Ethiopia. Since 2006 he has worked in the Biomedical Engineering department at King’s College London, focusing on image analysis and machine learning in medical imaging, with a specific emphasis on the challenges and opportunities of repetitive motion.
Dr James Clough received his MSci in Theoretical Physics from Imperial College London in 2013. Staying at Imperial, in 2017 he completed his PhD in Physics under the supervision of Dr Tim Evans and Prof Kim Christensen at the Centre for Complexity Science. His research focused on networks and on embedding graphs in geometric spaces, and in particular, Lorentzian spacetime. He is now a postdoctoral researcher in the MMAG working with Dr Andrew King. His current research interests include non-linear dimensionality reduction and manifold alignment techniques, and the development and application of other machine learning techniques to medical imaging.
Dr Ilkay Oksuz received his MSc degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Bahçesehir University in 2011. He worked on vessel segmentation in CT images under the supervision of Assistant Prof Dr Devrim Unay during his MSc thesis. He studied for a PhD at the IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca on Computer, Decision, and Systems Science under the supervision of Prof Sotirios Tsaftaris. His PhD thesis focused on joint registration and segmentation of the myocardium region in MR sequences. He joined the Diagnostic Radiology Group at Yale University in 2015 for 10 months as a Postgraduate Fellow, where he worked under the mentorship of Prof Xenios Papademetris. He also worked at the University of Edinburgh Institute for Digital Communications department for six months in 2017. He is currently a researcher in the MMAG working with Dr Andrew King and Prof Julia Schnabel. His current research interests are in medical image segmentation, medical image registration and machine learning, with a focus on the automated analysis and quality control of cardiac MR.
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Ms Esther Puyol Anton completed her Bachelors and Masters of Science at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Spain) in Biomedical Signal Processing in 2014. During her studies in Spain, she enrolled in a double degree programme with Telecom Bretagne (France), where she obtained the French Masters of Engineering and a Research Masters in Medical Imaging in 2014. Between 2014-2018, she was a PhD student in the Biomedical Engineering department at King’s College London under the supervision of Dr Andrew King, Dr Paul Aljabar and Prof Julia Schnabel from KCL, and Dr Paolo Piro from Philips Healthcare. The main aim of her PhD was to develop a multimodal statistical atlas of heart function from cardiac MR and ultrasound imaging, which could be applied using only low cost ultrasound imaging. She is currently a postdoc working on extending this concept using deep learning methods.
Mr Nicholas Byrne Byrne received his MPhys degree in Physics from the University of Warwick in 2011. Through 2014 he completed the Scientist Training Programme at King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, obtaining an MSc in Medical Physics at KCL and gaining registration as a clinical scientist in medical physics. He continued studying at KCL obtaining an MRes in clinical research in 2015. During and since this time, Nick has been employed by the Medical Physics department at Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust. He helped develop the department’s 3D printing facility, establishing research projects in paediatric cardiology and living donor renal transplant. In 2018, he began an NIHR-sponsored doctoral research fellowship under the supervision of Dr Andrew King and Prof Giovanni Montana and in conjunction with the School of Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Sciences. His work focuses on the use of deep learning methods to segment congenital heart anatomy from CMR images.
Ms Laia Humbert-Vidan received her BSc (Hons) in Physics at the University of Barcelona (Spain) in 2009 and received her MSc degree in Medical Physics from the University of Surrey in 2010. In 2014 she completed the Clinical Scientist Training Scheme within the North London Training Consortium and obtained registration within the Health Care Professionals Council (HCPC). Between 2012-2015 she worked as a Clinical Scientist within the Radiotherapy Department at St Luke’s Cancer Centre, Royal Surrey County Hospital. Since 2015 she has worked in the Radiotherapy Department at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust (GSTT). In 2018, she became a PhD student under the supervision of Dr Teresa Guerrero Urbano from GSTT and Dr Andrew King from King’s College London. Her PhD is focused on the use of machine learning methods to develop prediction models for radiation-induced toxicities in head and neck cancer.
Dr Daniel Balfour received a Master's Degree in Physics from the University of Manchester in 2012, with an experimental focus on attenuation correction in PET. He did his PhD under Prof Paul Marsden and Dr Andrew King in the Biomedical Engineering department at King’s College London on motion estimation in PET. His work in the MMAG focused on incorporating respiratory motion models into PET reconstruction.
Dr Matthew Sinclair received his BEng(Hons) in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Auckland in 2009, focusing on the analysis of body shape using PCA for his Honours project. He carried out an internship at INRIA under the supervision of Dr Dominique Chapelle before pursuing a PhD at King's College London under the supervision of Professors Nic Smith and Tobias Schaeffter. He completed his PhD in 2014, focusing on validation of quantitative perfusion MRI using microspheres, and modelling blood flow distribution in the coronary arterial circulation. His PhD involved the development of algorithms for computational cardiac mesh fitting, coronary network segmentation, 1D Navier-Stokes and Poiseuille flow modelling and statistical analysis comparing simulated flow with microsphere distribution in the coronary circulation. He continued working as a research associate at King's College London further developing coronary network models before moving into analysis of cardiac and aortic motion. His work in the MMAG focused on applying machine learning techniques to analyse cardiac motion models in relation to cardiac diseases.
Dr Xin Chen was a Research Associate in the group from 2015-2017. Dr Chen received his PhD degree from the University of Central Lancashire in medical imaging and worked as a post-doctoral researcher in the Centre for Imaging Sciences at the University of Manchester from 2010 to 2015. His research interests are medical image analysis and computer vision, particularly in image segmentation, image registration, statistical modelling and machine learning. With Dr Andrew King, his work focused on motion estimation in PET/MRI using manifold alignment of k-space data.
Dr Christian Baumgartner was a PhD student in the Biomedical Engineering department at King's College London from 2012-2016 under the supervision of Dr Andrew King and Prof Daniel Rueckert from Imperial College London. He was awarded a BSc in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (2009) and a MSc in Biomedical Engineering (2012) from the Federal Technical Institute (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland. The main focus of his PhD thesis was to apply and extend non-linear dimensionality reduction techniques for modelling and imaging of respiratory motion. In the MMAG he worked on dynamic MR imaging using manifold alignment and autoadaptive motion modelling.
Dr Devis Peressutti received his MSc and BSc in Biomedical Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Turin in 2011 and 2009, respectively. He completed his PhD in Biomedical Engineering within the MMAG in 2014 under the supervision of Dr Andrew King and Dr Graeme Penney. His PhD work included a Bayesian approach to incorporating ultrasound imaging data into cardiac respiratory motion correction and population-based respiratory motion modelling. Subsequently, he worked as a Research Associate on the analysis of cardiac cycle motion data using machine learning techniques. His main research interests are organ motion estimation, modelling and analysis, and the application of machine learning, pattern recognition and computer vision techniques in medical imaging.
Dr Christian Buerger received the degree "Diplom-Ingenieur" in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology from the RWTH Aachen University, Germany, in 2008. He completed his PhD in Motion Estimation from MR between 2008-2011 under the supervision of Prof Tobias Schaeffter and Dr Andrew King. In the MMAG, Dr Buerger worked on intensity-based nonrigid registration.