People

The BM/d Research Team is guided by Dr. Mischi (Coordinator) supported by a Board of scientific-staff members. Distinguished scientific advisors provide a strong link with strategic clinical and industrial partners, together with important scientific inputs and guidance. Our PhD and Graduate students support BM/d Research with their enthusiastic work, which is essential to boost our scientific and technical advances.

Prof.Dr.Ir. Massimo Mischi

Massimo Mischi received the M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering (EE) at La Sapienza University (Rome) in 1999. In 2004 he received the Ph.D. degree from the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). Here he was appointed assistant professor (2007), associate professor (2011), and full professor (2018) at the EE Dept. His research focuses on model-based quantitative analysis of biomedical signals. He was awarded with the VIDI Grant (2009) and with the ERC Starting Grant (2011) for his research on angiogenesis imaging. He is chairman of the IEEE EMBS Benelux Chapter and associate editor of IEEE T-UFFC.

Function: Scientific staff
Roles in BM/d: BM/d coordinator

Dr. Bruno Arsenali

Bruno Arsenali was born 1987 in Zagreb, Croatia. In 2011, he received his M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology from University of Zagreb, Croatia. From 2012 until 2016 he was employed by University Medical Center Utrecht as a PhD candidate. During that time he developed a system for image-guided breast-conserving surgery. Currently, he is waiting for his PhD defense and in parallel he is working as a post-doctoral researcher at Eindhoven University of Technology on analysis of snoring sounds for acoustic phenotyping of obstructive sleep apnea.

Function: Scientific staff
Roles in BM/d: Board

Dr.Ir. Chiara Rabotti

Chiara Rabotti received the M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Florence, Italy, in 2004. From 2009 till 2010 she was employed as a researcher by Twente Medical Systems International (TMSi). In 2010 she received the PhD degree from the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) on the characterization of uterine activity during pregnancy. She is currently Assistant Professor at the Signal Processing Systems Group at the Electrical Engineering Department of the TU/e. Her research interests include biomedical signal processing and modeling with specific focus on electrohysterography, electromyography, and electrocardiography.

Function: Scientific staff
Roles in BM/d: Board

Dr.Ir. Ruud J.G. van Sloun

Ruud van Sloun received the B.Sc., M.Sc. degree (with distinction cum laude) in electrical engineering from the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), The Netherlands, in 2012 and 2014, respectively. In 2018 he received the Ph.D. degree (with distinction cum laude) from the TU/e, for his research on quantitative multi-parametric ultrasound for improved cancer imaging through signal processing strategies. His current research interests include quantitative ultrasound imaging, signal and image processing, compressed sensing, machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Function: Scientific staff
Roles in BM/d: Board

Dr.Ir. Rik Vullings

Rik Vullings received the M.Sc. degree in Applied Physics from the TU/e in 2005. In 2010 he received the PhD degree (Electrical Engineering, TU/e) on the analysis and interpretation of the non-invasive fetal electrocardiogram. In 2009, he (co-)founded the spin-off company Nemo Healthcare where he currently is CSO. In 2012, he received a VENI grant to continue his research on pregnancy monitoring at TU/e. Currently, he is working as Assistant Professor in the Signal Processing Systems group at the Electrical Engineering department. His research interests include biomedical signal processing and modeling, machine learning, and pattern recognition.

Function: Scientific staff
Roles in BM/d: Board

Dr. Lin Xu

Lin Xu was born in 1980 in the southwest of China. In 2007 he started his master study at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, majoring in Electric Instrument and Measurement Technology, obtaining the MSc degree in 2010. In 2016 he received the Ph.D. degree from the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) on the effects of vibration exercise on neuromuscular rehabilitation and conditioning. He is currently a Post Doc at the TU/e.

Function: Scientific staff
Roles in BM/d: Board

Prof.Dr.Ir. Ronald Aarts

Philips Fellow at Philips Research. Fellow of the IEEE and AES (Audio Engineering Society). Part-time professor at the Signal Processing Systems Group of the TU/e.

Function: Scientific advisor
Roles in BM/d: Member

Tom Bakkes

Tom Bakkes was born in Weert, the Netherlands in 1995. In 2013, he finished his pre-university education at ‘t College, after which he went to the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). Here he received his B.Sc degree in Electrical Engineering in 2016. Now he has joined the BM/d group working on his M.Sc. graduation project. His research focusses on the combination of uterine EHG and ultrasound data for optimal IVF treatment.

Function: Graduate student
Roles in BM/d: Member

Celine Blank M.D.

Celine Blank was born in 1989 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She received the M.Sc. degree in Medicine from Radboudumc Nijmegen in December 2014. After working as a Medical Doctor in Paramaribo, Suriname, she has become a PhD candidate at the TU/e. In collaboration with Ghent University Hospital and Catharina Hospital, she is working on a project aiming at measuring uterine contractions in non-pregnant uteri, especially related to infertility.

Function: PhD student
Roles in BM/d: Member

Dr. Arthur Bouwman

Arthur Bouwman did his anesthesiology training at the VU UMC (Amsterdam) in 2004-2010. He combined his residency with a PhD study on the cardioprotective properties of inhalational anesthetics. After his PhD, he continued his research on perioperative cardiovascular function and advanced monitoring techniques using (contrast-enhanced) ultrasound, supervising several PhDs. In his clinical work, he further specialized in perioperative care for cardiac patients and ultrasound. In 2013, he moved to the Catharina Hospital Eindhoven, where he provides anesthesia care to patients undergoing open-chest or percutaneous cardiac surgery procedures; his main focus is on advanced monitoring technology, ultrasound, and clinical decision support.

Function: Scientific advisor
Roles in BM/d: Member

Peiran Chen

Peiran Chen was born in 1993 in China. In 2015, he received his Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering both at the Shanghai Maritime University of China and HZ University of Applied Sciences of the Netherlands. In the same year, he started his Master program in Electrical Engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), majoring in the Signal Processing System (SPS) direction. He joined the BM/d research Lab in 2016. Currently, he is working on medical image processing.

Function: PhD student
Roles in BM/d: Member

Dr.ir. Jacques den Boer

Dr. ir. Jacques den Boer was born on 11 november 1938 in Vlaardingen, Netherland, educated in technical physics at Delft University and employed by Philips Research and Philips Medical Systems until 1995. He obtained his PhD at TU Delft in 1983 as a result of his study within Philips Medical Systems on a model of X-ray imaging systems. Since 1983 his interest has turned towards MR imaging, with emphasis on matching the clinical use of MR to the increasing power of the MR systems. Since his retirement he continued his professional interest as adviser on physics problems regarding medical MR

Function: Scientific advisor
Roles in BM/d: Member

Linda Eerikäinen M.Sc.

Linda Eerikäinen was born in 1987 in Helsinki, Finland. She received her M.Sc. double degree in Biomedical Engineering from Polytechnic University of Milan in 2014, and from Aalto University (Helsinki) in early 2015. In her Master’s thesis project, she worked on automatic epilepsy detection from EEG in intensive care. Since February 2015, she is a PhD student at TU/e in the Signal Processing Systems group, BM/d Lab. Her current research focuses on cardiac arrhythmias and self-management.

Function: PhD student
Roles in BM/d: Board

MSc PDEng Eleni Fotiadou

Eleni Fotiadou received her diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in July 2009. She continued her education as a PDEng student at Eindhoven University of Technology (VCA group), where she worked on assessing pain in infants by analyzing their facial expression. After graduating in 2013, she worked as a Research Scientist in Philips Research on image analysis projects including vital signs monitoring in infants. Since February 2017 she is working as a PhD candidate within the BM/d team in the analysis of non-invasive fetal electrocardiogram in collaboration with Máxima Medical Center and Nemo Healthcare.

Function: PhD student
Roles in BM/d: Member

Maudy Gayet M.D.

Maudy Gayet was born in 1989 in Boxmeer, the Netherlands. She received the M.Sc. degree in Medicine from Radboudumc Nijmegen in February 2014. Since March 2014, she is working as a Medical Doctor in Urology and PhD candidate in the Jeroen Bosch Hospital in ‘s-Hertogenbosch in collaboration with the TU/e and Philips, focusing on imaging for prostate cancer diagnosis.

Function: PhD student
Roles in BM/d: Member

Ir. Paul Hamelmann

Paul Hamelmann was born 1988 in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. In 2013, he received the M.Sc. Degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Twente, The Netherlands. Since October 2014, he is working as a PhD in the Signal Processing Group (BM/d Team) of the TU/e. In corporation with Philips Research and the Maxima Medical Center he is working on the improvement of fetal heart-rate monitoring using Doppler Ultrasound.

Function: PhD student
Roles in BM/d: Member

Lieke Hermans

Lieke Hermans was born in 1992 in Alphen a/d Rijn, the Netherlands. In 2016, she received her M.Sc. degree at the University of Twente in Technical Medicine, with the specialization Medical Sensing and Stimulation. During her master thesis she was involved in a project at the UMC Utrecht about EEG network analysis as a tool for detecting postoperative cognitive impairment in the elderly. Since September she works as a PhD candidate at the TU/e on the phenotyping of insomnia, mainly using EEG.

Function: PhD student
Roles in BM/d: Member

Yizhou Huang

Yizhou Huang was born in Shanghai, China in 1993. In 2015, he received his Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering both at the HZ University of Applied Sciences and Shanghai Maritime University. In 2015, he started working towards his Master degree in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the TU/e. During his study, he became interested in medical image processing. Since November 2016, he started working in the BM/d research team.

Function: Graduate student
Roles in BM/d: Member

Prof.Dr. Erik Korsten

Anesthesiologist and intensivist at the Catharina Ziekenhuis Eindhoven and part-time professor at the Signal Processing Systems Group of the TU/e.

Function: Scientific advisor
Roles in BM/d: Member

Nienke Kuijsters M.D.

Nienke Kuijsters was born on July 17th in 1989. She studied Medicine at the Maastricht University and received her Master's degree in August 2013. She has been working in the field of gynecology since then. As a student she started doing research in the Catharina Hospital in Eindhoven together with TU/e. Now she is working towards her PhD title under the supervision of Dr Schoot within the BM/d team on a project aiming at measuring uterine contractions in the non-pregnant uteri.

Function: PhD student
Roles in BM/d: Member

Eveline Mestrom

Eveline Mestrom studied Medicine at Maastricht University from 2006-2012 and started her training/specialization for internal medicine in 2015 . She is currently a PhD at the Intensive Care Unit and Anesthesiology Department under the eMTIC Flagship in collaboration with Philips and University of Technology (TU/e). The focus of her research is early warning of clinical deterioration in the perioperative setting.

Function: PhD student
Roles in BM/d: Member

Marina Nano MSc

Marina Nano received her diploma (B.Sc. and M.Sc.) in Computer Engineering and Informatics from Polytechnic University of Patras in July 2013. Later she continued her education as a Master student at TU Delft University graduating from Electrical Engineering track of Signals and Systems on October 2015. In her internship and thesis, she worked on apnea detection in both adults and preterm infants (Philips Research and Máxima Medisch Centrum). Since April 2016 she is working at TU/e as a PhD candidate within the BM/d team. In corporation with Philips Research and Kempenhaeghe her current research focuses on wearable vital signs monitoring

Function: PhD student
Roles in BM/d: Member

Prof.Dr. Guid Oei

Gynaecologist at the Maxima Medical Center in Veldhoven and part-time professor at the Signal Processing Systems Group of the TU/e.

Function: Scientific advisor
Roles in BM/d: Member

Anastasiia Panfilova M.Sc.

Anastasiia was born on the very East of Russia, close to the sea of Japan. She received her bachelor of Engineering and Technology in the field of Applied Physics at Peter the Great Saint Petersburg Polytechnic University. Later, she continued her education as a master student in Amsterdam at VU University of Amsterdam, graduating cum laude from Medical Physics track of Medical Natural Sciences. Now she is working at TU/e as a PhD candidate within the BM/d team on ultrasound imaging of prostate cancer in collaboration with Philips Research and the Jeroen Bosch Hospital.

Function: PhD student
Roles in BM/d: Member

Gabriele Papini MSc

Gabriele Papini obtained his Master Degree as Biomedical Engineer in July 2015 at the Univertity of Pisa with the thesis Modeling Cardiovascular Fitness in Cardiac Patients Using Wearable Sensor Data. This study was conducted during an internship at Philips Research from December 2013 to July 2014. From July 2014 to December 2015 he worked as a Research Scientist at Philips Research, participating in several projects related to Wearable Sensors, Activity and Fitness Tracking, Weight Management and Nutrition. On February 2016 he joined the TU/e team as a PhD candidate, working on Sleep Disorders Monitoring focusing on Obstructrive Sleep Apnea detection

Function: PhD student
Roles in BM/d: Member

Federica Sammali M.Sc.

Federica Sammali, born in Genoa (Italy) in 1986 and grown up in Rome (Italy), received the M.Sc. degree in Biomedical Engineering from University of Rome “La Sapienza” in 2013. In 2012, she won a scholarship for carrying out her master thesis at the Eindhoven University of Technology. During her graduation project, she worked on the measurement and characterization of the neuromuscular reflex (H-reflex) in vibration exercise. In 2015, she received her PDEng diploma in Healthcare System Design at TU/e. During her PDEng she worked on the analysis of the uterine electrical activity outside pregnancy. Since November 2015 she has been

Function: PhD student
Roles in BM/d: Member

Dr. Goof Schep

Dr. Goof Schep is sports doctor at the Maxima Medical Center in Veldhoven, leading expert on cycling training and post-cancer rehabilitation. He coordinates research within several multicenter institutes such as SportMax and the Cycling Performance Center.

Function: Scientific advisor
Roles in BM/d: Member

Dr. Dick Schoot

Dick Schoot received the in Medicine at the faculty of Medicine of Radboud University Nijmegen in 1985. His specialization in Gynecology and Obstetrics was started at the Haaglanden hospital the Hague and finished at Dijkzigt University Hospital Rotterdam. He is currently a gynecologist at the Catharina Hospital in Eindhoven and collaborating with the BM/d group in the field of Gynecology with special focus on infertility.

Function: Scientific advisor
Roles in BM/d: Member

Dr. Simona Turco

Simona Turco received the M.Sc. degree in Biomedical Engineering from University of Pisa in 2012, with graduation project carried out at Philips Research in Eindhoven. She joined the BM/d research group in 2012 as a PDEng trainee in Healthcare Systems Design, working on DCE-MRI dispersion imaging for prostate cancer localization. In 2018, she obtained her PhD from the Eindhoven University of Technology on functional and molecular imaging of cancer angiogenesis. Currently, she is a post-doctoral fellow at the BMd lab with research focused on quantitative model-driven image analysis for cancer diagnostics.

Function: Scientific staff
Roles in BM/d: Board

Dr. Myrthe van der Ven

Myrthe van der Ven received the M.Sc. degree in Technical Medicine from the University of Twente in 2011. In 2018 she received the Ph.D. degree from the Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, for her research on the evaluation of the added value of ultrasonography in clinical decision making in rheumatology. Currently, she is working as a technical physician both at TU/e and at the Gynaecology Dept of the Máxima Medical Center. Her research interests include electrophysiological pregnancy monitoring, simulation-based education, integrated birth care and ultrasonography.

Function: Scientific staff
Roles in BM/d: Member

Dr. Merel van Gilst

Merel van Gilst was born in 1987 in Haren, the Netherlands. She received her BSc degree in Artificial Intelligence and her MSc degree in Neuroscience and Cognition at Utrecht University. In 2016, she finished her PhD thesis on Sleep benefit in Parkinson’s at the department of Neurology of the Radboud UMC. Currently she is a postdoctoral researcher at TU/e and Center for Sleep Medicine Kempenhaeghe. She works on phenotyping of insomnia and is the coordinator of the SOMNIA (Sleep and OSA Monitoring with Non-Invasive Applications) project.

Function: Scientific staff
Roles in BM/d: Member

Ir. Luuk van Knippenberg

Luuk van Knibbenberg (94) received his master degree in Electrical Engineering from the TU/e. His graduation project was carried out at Philips Research on oscillometric measurement of blood pressure. He is currently a PhD candidate within the IMPULS collaboration with Philips and the Catharina Hospital Eindhoven, working on ultrasound hemodynamic monitoring.

Function: PhD student
Roles in BM/d: Member

Prof.Dr.Ir. Hessel Wijkstra

Head of Urology Research at the Academic Medical center, University of Amsterdam, and part-time professor at the Signal Processing Systems Group of the TU/e.

Function: Scientific advisor
Roles in BM/d: Member

Rogier Wildeboer M.Sc.

Rogier Wildeboer was born in 1990 in Rotterdam. He received a B.Sc. degree in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Twente in 2012 and went on to obtain his M.Sc. degree in Biomedical Engineering and Applied Physics cum laude. As a student he has been involved in projects regarding the development of harmonic photoacoustic imaging, magnetic fluid hyperthermia and differential magnetometry for sentinel lymph node localization in breast cancer. Since November 2015 he works as PhD candidate within the BM/d team on contrast-ultrasound imaging of prostate cancer in collaboration with Philips Research and the Jeroen Bosch Hospital.

Function: PhD student
Roles in BM/d: Member