Academic Staff and Steering Group Committee
Martyn Bracewell (Bangor)
Is Senior Lecturer in Neurology and Neuroscience in the Schools of Medical Sciences and Psychology in Bangor University, and Consultant Neurologist to the Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Liverpool, and the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board.  He did his undergraduate medical training in Oxford, and his PhD in Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT.  He did postgraduate training in medicine and neurology in Oxford, Birmingham and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Sq, London. His clinical work includes general and behavioural/cognitive neurology. 
Liam Gray (Cardiff)
Is Professor of Neurosurgery at the Institute of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences - Cardiff
Huw Griffiths (Swansea)
Huw Griffiths is Director of Medical Physics & Clinical Engineering in the ABM University Health Board (NHS Wales) and an honorary professor in the Medical School at Swansea University. He is currently chair of the Welsh Scientific Advisory Committee (for health). His research interests are in imaging and tissue characterisation using electrical bioimpedance.ea
Adrian Ionescu (NHS)
Born in Bucharest Romania, Dr Ionescu graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, Bucharest in 1987, MRCP UK  in 1999 and  MD, Cardiff University in 2002. Since 2005, Dr Ionescu  is a Consultant Interventional Cardiologist in Morriston Regional Cardiac Centre, Swansea. Research published includes prosthetic heart valves, embolic sources, hand-held ultrasound scanners, Genous coronary stents.
Nigel W. John (Bangor)
Nigel W. John holds a chair in computing within the School of Computer Science at Bangor University, where he leads research activities in visualization and medical graphics. In 2006 he was awarded the 12th annual Satava Award to acknowledge his accomplishments in the field of computer graphics and medical visualization. In 2009 he was elected as a Fellow of the Eurographics Association. 
David Linden (Cardiff)
David Linden obtained a DPhil from the University of Oxford for his work on medical ethics in antiquity and a PhD in neuroscience at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research. He trained in psychiatry and has applied functional imaging and neurophysiological techniques to psychiatric research for the past 15 years. Research interests inc: functional imaging of psychopathology, neural substrates of social cognition, genetic imaging, emotion–cognition interactions, cognitive coordination in working memory, treatment and training effects on the brain, and neurofeedback. He is Professor of Translational Neuroscience at Cardiff University and an Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist.
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Chris Marshall (Cardiff)
Dr Marshall is a state registered Clinical Scientist, Radiation Protection Advisor and Prince II Practitioner specialising in Nuclear Medicine, Radiopharmaceutical Production and Positron Emission Tomography. Dr Marshall joined the Wales Research & Diagnostic Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Imaging Centre in April 2010 to take up the post of Operations Director at the Wales Research and Diagnostic PET Imaging Centre after spending 6 years as Head of Radioistopes in Northern Ireland.
David Marshall (Cardiff)
David is a member of the Geometric Computing and Computer Vision (GCCV) Research Group and also the director of the interdisciplinary Human Factors Technology Centre (HFTC) (formerly Communications Research Centre) involving the Schools of Engineering, Psychology and Computer Science at Cardiff University. David's research interests cover a range of topics in computer vision, from low-level processing of images (both 2D and 3D) to high-level modelling and object recognition strategies, and data/information fusion.
Paul Mullins (Bangor)
Dr Paul Mullins is an MRI Scientist whose work focuses on using the complementary techniques of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and spectroscopy (MRS) to study the central nervous system and its response to disease and injury.
Michael Rees (Bangor and NHS)
Has been jointly appointed by Bangor University and the NHS Trust as a Professor since 2005, Michael is currently Head of School and the Professor of Cardiovascular Studies.  Michael's current research interests are: cardiac imaging and intervention, cortical processes and cardiovascular output, cardiology and nuclear medicine and medical education.
Paul Rosin (Cardiff)
Paul's research interests are based in computer vision, with current particular interests in 2D and 3D facial models, shape analysis and mesh processing.  Paul is also interested in a range of topics in the field such as cellular automata, approximating and representing curves, methods for performance evaluation and low level image processing. Paul is also active in processing biological, geophysical, remote sensing, and art/architectural data.
Jaap Vaarkamp (NHS)
Dr. Jaap Vaarkamp is Head of Radiotherapy Physics at Glan Clwyd Hospital.
Xianghua Xie (Jason) - (Swansea)
Dr. Xianghua Xie is an Associate Professor in the Visual Computing Group at the Department of Computer Science, Swansea University. He held an RCUK Academic Fellowship between September 2009 and March 2012, and he was a Senior Lecturer between October 2012 and March 2013. Prior to his position at Swansea, he was a Research Associate in the Computer Vision Group,Department of Computer Science, University of Bristol, where he obtained his PhD in Computer Science and MSc in Advanced Computing (with commendation) in 2006 and 2002, respectively. Dr. Xie has strong research interests in medical imaging and image analysis, and has been working on a number of medical applications with various modalities, such as MRI, SPECT, CT and US.
Reyer Zwiggelaar (Aberystwyth)
Is the Assistant Director of Postgraduate Studies at Aberystwyth University and contributes to the co-ordination of research training and skills development  for students enrolled on Research Training or Research Preparation Master's Schemes and Research Postgraduates.
Research Officers and Collaborators
Jingjing Deng (Swansea)
Received a Master degree in Software Theory from Xi’an University of Technology, Shaanxi, P.R. China, in 2008, and MSc. by Research degree in Visual and Interactive Computing from the Department of Computer Science, Swansea University, Swansea, U.K., in 2012. He is currently a PhD student at Swansea University. From 2008 to 2011, he was involved in several research projects in the Key Laboratory of Computer Networks and Information Security Ministry of Education, Xidian University, Shaanxi, P.R. China. Since 2013. His research interests include image segmentation, deformable models, human interaction modelling, and probabilistic graphical models.
Susan Doshi (Cardiff)
Susan practised as a medical physicist, specialising in diagnostic radiology and radiation protection. Susan has recently completed a PhD in statistics at the University of Bath. Her research interests include statistical image analysis, CT reconstruction and the assessment of image quality.
Marc Edwards (Bangor)
Marc has recently joined the unit as Research Officer, and has a passion for Computer Science and is interested in biological animation and modeling, computer vision, image analysis and programming microcontrollers. Marc has a PhD in Crystal Engineering from Cambridge University and an MPhil from Keele University in Analytical Chemistry
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Ehab Essa (Swansea)
Ehab recently received his PhD degree in medical image segmentation from the Department of Computer Science, Swansea University.   Ehab has a BSc. and MSc. in Computer Science from Mansoura University, Egypt. His research interests include medical image segmentation and analysis, and computer vision.
Wenda He (Aberystwyth)
Wenda is a Research Associate based at the Department of Computer Science - Aberystwyth University.   Wenda holds a PhD in Computer Science and BEng in Software Engineering; received both degrees from Aberystwyth University. He has strong interest in medical image processing and analysis. His current work focuses on mammographic image analysis, and has previously worked on prostate MRI data.
Gabin Kayumbi (Cardiff)
Gabin Kayumbi received the M.Sc. degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Genoa, Italy in 2004 and the PhD degree in Electronic Engineering from Queen Mary, University of London (UK) in 2010. From 2010 to 2011, he held a postdoctoral position at Reading University (UK). He is currently a Research Associate at Cardiff University (UK). His research interests are real-time multi-camera object tracking, image segmentation, video analytics, information fusion and sensor networks. 
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Aled is currently a Research Assistant in the department of Computer Science and informatics at Cardiff University. Having recently been awarded a BSc degree from the department, his research interests include computer vision and application of learning techniques to physiological signals. 
Harry Strange  (Aberystwyth)
Has research interest in linking high dimensional data and medical images: Exploring the use of manifold learning and dimensionality reduction within medical image analysis. Specifically in the areas of mammography and prostate tissue segmentation.
 
Jo Mitchell (Senior Clerical Officer at Bangor)
Jo has been working at Bangor University for the last 5 years. Previous roles include: Business Development Assistant for Commercial Services and Project Administrator, assisting  the Development Team on 'Pontio' - Bangor Unviersity's new £37m Arts and Innovation Centre.


Former Staff
Llyr ap Cenydd  (Bangor)
Llyr's principle research interests were in the field of real-time computer graphics, and in areas related to biological subjects such as behavioural animation, artificial life, evolutionary algorithms, biomedical simulation and visualization.   Llyr has now taken up post as Lecturer at the School of Computer Science, Bangor University.
Nick Avis (Cardiff)
Was a Research Professor at Cardiff University with research interests in interactive and real time visualization and virtual/augmented reality systems; computational steering; remote rendering; interactive grid middleware and multi-scale, multi-physics soft tissue representation and modelling.
Ben Daubney (Swansea)
First undertook undergraduate studies at Cardiff University where he gained a BSc in Astrophysics, following which Ben worked for a short period in the Astronomy Instrumentation Group based at the university.  Deciding to take a change in direction he completed a PhD studentship, funded under the EPSRC grant "Understanding Biological Motion using Moving Light Displays", at the University of Bristol studying the use of motion to extract 3D pose from a sequence of images.
Yi Ding (Cardiff)
Dr Ding has over 10 years R&D experience in medical image computing in both industry and academics. Dr Ding worked as a senior research engineer on state-of-the-art medical imaging algorithms for Toshiba medical system corporation. Dr Ding is now based at Bangor University working for the 'RASimAs' project (Regional Anaesthesia Simulator and Assistant), a European research project funded by the European Union's 7th Framework Program. It aims to provide a virtual reality simulator and assistant to doctors performing regional anaesthesia by developing the patient-specific Virtual Physiological Human models.
Stephen Daniels - (retired)
Was the Research Director at the Wales Research and Diagnostic Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Imaging Centre at Cardiff University: research activities involved both clinical and pre-clinical studies including oncology; neuroscience; cardiovascular studies and nuclear and multimodal imaging tracer development.
Feng Zhao  (Swansea)
Feng Zhao received his B.E. degree from the University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, and his M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is currently a Research Officer in the Department of Computer Science, Swansea University. His research interests include image processing, medical image analysis, biometrics, pattern recognition, and computer vision. Feng is now a Workshop Developer for SAW (Software Alliance Wales) based at Swansea University.
Chris Hughes (Bangor)
Chris completed his PhD at Bangor University, investigating the use of Grid enabled Augmented Reality. More recently his research involved the development of a medical training simulator for training Interventional Radiology procedures such as the Seldinger Technique, as part of the CRaIVE consortium.  Chris now works for BBC Research and Development at Salford Quays, Manchester.
Neil Mac Parthalain (Aberystwyth)
Neil Mac Parthaláin was a RA with the Vision Graphics and Visualisation Group in the Deptartment of Computer Science, at Aberystwyth University, Wales, UK. His research interests included rough set theory, fuzzy set theory, feature selection and classification. He has published around 15 peer-refereed conference papers and academic journal articles in these areas.
Serban Pop (Bangor)
Serban joined the RIVIC as a Welsh Institute of  Mathematics and Computational Science (WIMCS) Research Fellow in August 2007. Pop was formerly a Research Fellow at the School of Mathematical Sciences, Centre for Mathematical Medicine, University of Nottingham where his main research topic was angiogenesis in wound healing, blood rheology and microcirculation of blood. At Bangor his research focus is on problems related to the virtual physiological human, starting with the modelling of blood flow in a diseased vascular system. Serban is now lecturer at the School of Mathematics, Oxford Brookes.