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Dr Maria Valdes Hernandez

Lecturer in Medical Image Analysis

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Willingness to take PhD students: Yes

Education/Academic qualification

Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice , University of Edinburgh
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Gunma University, Faculty of Engineering
Master of Engineering, Universidad Central de Las Villas
Bachelor of Engineering, Universidad Central de Las Villas

Professional Qualifications

University Teaching, Fellow of the High Education Academy, FHEA

Area of Expertise

Research expertiseMedical Image Processing and Analysis, Image data processing and integration with meta-data from/for large multicentre longitudinal clinical studies, Multidimensional signal analysis, Streamlining signal/image processing for big data analysis, Large data synthesis

Biography

  • Graduated with merits as Electronic Engineer and MSc in Electronics from the Central University of Las Villas, Cuba, PhD in Electronics and Informatics from Gunma University, Japan and obtained the Post-graduate certificate in University Teaching from The University of Edinburgh, UK.

  • Over 15 years industrial experience in C programming and in writing image processing algorithms in MATLAB and C/C++ combined with assembly language. Seven years of experience designing control systems for power plants and industry. Two years of experience in embedded visual C++ programming, secure systems data management and wireless communications.

  • Work in the industrial sector, intercalating with the academia in Cuba, Japan and UK
  • Several high impact publications in journals, invited oral presentations and software expositions nationally and internationally
  • Reputation in establishing successful national and international collaborations that are leading to further grants and institutional collaborative programmes

My research in a nutshell

Areas of Expertise:

  • Image processing, analysis and integration with meta-data from/for large multicentre longitudinal clinical studies
  • Streamlining image processing where confidentiality of the data is necessary
  • Image processing for large scale multicentre studies
  • Medical image processing and analysis in the presence of inhomogeneities and with low quality in the acquisition
  • Set-up of image processing and analysis pipelines
  • Set-up and management of projects that involve image processing and integration with associated meta-data
  • Application of state-of-art computational algorithms to practical problems that involve image processing
  • Streamlining multidimensional signal analyses
  • Systematic review of technical literature
  • Large data synthesis
  • Set-up image processing and analysis management systems
  • Automatic assessment of image features with clinical relevance

Consultancy services:

  • Set-up medical image processing and analysis pipelines
  • Implementation of state-of-art image processing algorithms
  • Systematic review of technical literature
  • Set-up image processing and analysis management systems
  • Professional evaluation of image processing algorithms
  • Application of computational algorithms to image data analysis
  • Professional advice on areas of expertise related above
  • Supervision and project management on areas of expertise related above
  • Teaching and couching on areas of expertise related above

Teaching

  • Practical Image Analysis
  • Common Image Processing Techniques

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