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Lucia Ballerini

Research Associate in brain imaging (structural methods)

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Willingness to take PhD students: Yes

Education/Academic qualification

Habilitation, Uppsala University
Docent in Image Analysis
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Florence
Computer Aided Diagnosis in Ocular Fundus Images
Master of Science, University of Florence
Genetic Algorithm for Automatic Design of Articial Neural Network Architecture

Area of Expertise

Research expertiseImage Analysis, Medical Imaging, Retinal Images, Brain Imaging


Extensive expertise in image analysis. Developed numerous novel image analysis algorithms. Published about 100 peer-reviewed scientific articles, including 21 journal papers and 7 book chapters. My research includes applications to a variety of modalities including MR, CT, microscopy and retinal imaging.

Research Interests

Medical Image Processing and Analysis. Development of novel image processing algorithms for applications to medical fields.

Leducq project: https://www.small-vessel-disease.org/

LBC1936 project: http://www.lothianbirthcohort.ed.ac.uk/

VAMPIRE project: http://vampire.computing.dundee.ac.uk

Dermofit project: http://www.dermofit.org/

Research activities & awards

  1. Image Analysis in Small Vessel Diseae

    Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesInvited talk

  2. CCACE Research Day 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

  3. Medical Image Understanding and Analysis (MIUA 2017)

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

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Latest prizes

  1. CCACE Research Day

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

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