Dr. Anna Vilanova

Anna Vilanova


Room 11.270
Phone: +31 15 27 83107
Email: A.Vilanova_AT_tudelft.nl

Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Department of Intelligent Systems
Computer Graphics & Visualization Group
Mekelweg 4
2628 CD Delft
The Netherlands

Dr. Anna Vilanova is associate professor, since August 2013, at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science, Department of Intelligent Systems, Computer Graphics & Visualization Group at the University of Deft, the Netherlands. Prior to this position, she was Assistant Professor at the Biomedical Image Analysis group of the Biomedical Engineering Department at the Eindhoven University of Technology. She is leading a research group in the subject of multivalued image analysis and visualization, focusing on Visual Analytics for Biomedical applications, Diffusion Weighted Imaging and 4D Flow. Her research interests include visual analytics, medical visualization, volume visualization, multivalued visualization, and medical image analysis. In 2005, she was awarded a NWO-Veni personal grant with title “Visualization of global tensor information for diffusion tensor imaging”. In 2014 she got a NWO-Aspasia. She is member of the international program committee of several conferences (e.g., IEEE Visualization and EG- IEEE VGTC-EuroVis). She has been chair and editor of relevant conferences and journals in her field of research (e.g., EuroVis 2008, Computer & Graphics). She is member of the steering committee of IEEE VGTC EuroVis since 2014. She is member of the ICT research Platform Netherlands (IPN)since 2016.

Until August 2013 worked at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) staff page. I am still affiliated to TU/e, and working there one day a week.

Available Master Thesis Projects

If you are a master student looking for a possible theses topic, we have several open projects and possibilities within topics related to data visualizationn in general, and biomedical visualization. The projects can range fundamental to very applied. We can also offer projects in collaboration with companies and medical hospitals (e.g., Clinical Graphics, Leiden University of Technology, Philips).  Refer to the publications and the pages of the current PostDocs and PhD students (see below) to get an idea of the most recent work. We have some concrete offers also at the project pages. This list of projects is not exhaustive and we will have more possibilities than what is there. So if you are interested in a project in the direction of my research, please, contact me and we can discuss the possibilities.

Current PostDocs

Thomas Hollt –  Cytosplore – VAnPIRe – Visual Analysis in Population Imaging Research ( since May 2015)

Current PhD Students

Changgong Zhang – Comparative Visualization for Diffusion Tensor Imaging based Group Study (October 2012)
supervised by me since August 2013
Renata Raidou – Uncertainty Visualization for Digital Radiation Therapy (March 2013)
Nicola PezzottiVAnPIRe – Visual Analysis in Population Imaging Research ( September 2014)
Niels de Hoon – 4D MRI Flow Visualization ( December 2014)

Former PhD Students

Petr Sereda– “3D Facilitating the Design of Multidimensional and Local Transfer Functions for Volume Visualization” (Finished 20th June 2007)
Henri Bouma – “Vessel-Diameter Quantification and Embolus Detection in CTA Images”(Finished April 2008)
Tim Peeters –“GPU-based Visualizatin Techniques for the Interactive Exploration of Diffusion MRI Data” (Finished 9th December 2009)
Vesna Prckovska –“ Analysis and Visualization of High Angular Resolution Diffusion Imaging”  (Finished 20th October 2010)
Paulo Rodrigues –“ Segmentation and Visualization of Diffusion Weighted Imaging Tensor Fields” (Finished 19th April 2011)
Neda Sepasian –“Geodesic based Fiber Tracking for Diffusion Weighted Imaging” (Finished 19th September 2011)
Ralph Brecheisen –“ Visualization of Uncertainty in Fiber Tracking Based on Diffusion Tensor Imaging” ( Finished 13th June 2012)
Roy van Pelt – “Real-time Illustrative Visualization of Cardiovascular Hemodynamics “ (Finished 13th June 2012)
Noeska Smit – “The Virtual Surgical Pelvis: Anatomy Visualization for Education and Surgical Planning”  (Finished October 2016) – supervised by me since August 2013



Publications in 2017
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Volume 23, Number 7, page 1739--1752 - july 2017

EuroVis Workshop on Reproducibility, Verification, and Validation in Visualization (EuroRV3), page 25--28 - jun 2017

Computer Graphics Forum (Proc. EuroVis 2017), Volume 36, Number 3, page 121--132 - 2017

Noeska Natasja Smit, Kai Lawonn, Anne C. Kraima, Marco C. Deruiter, Hessam Sokooti, Stefan Bruckner, Elmar Eisemann, Anna Vilanova
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (Proceedings of Scientific Visualization 2016), Volume 23, Number 01, page 741--750 - 2017

Computer Graphics Forum (Proceedings of Eurographics 2017) - 1st Prize - Dirk Bartz Prize, Volume 36, page -- - 2017
Publications in 2016
Arjan Broos, Niels de Hoon, Patrick de Koning, Rob van der Geest, Anna Vilanova, A.C. Jalba
VCBM 16: Eurographics Workshop on Visual Computing for Biology and Medicine - sep 2016

Thomas Höllt, Nicola Pezzotti, Vincent van Unen, Frits Koning, Elmar Eisemann, Boudewijn P.F. Lelieveldt, Anna Vilanova
Computer Graphics Forum (Proc. of EuroVis), Volume 35, Number 3, page 171--180 - june 2016

Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention -- MICCAI 2016: 19th International Conference, Proceedings, page 97--105 - 2016

Computer Graphics Forum (Proc. of EuroVis), Volume 35, Number 3, page 21--30 - june 2016

further publications: graphics.tudelft.nl\publications