PhD in Medical Imaging Analysis, 2016
Dr. Esther Bron is an Assistant Professor in Neuroimage analysis and Machine learning. She holds a PI position at the department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine of the Erasmus MC – University Medical Center Rotterdam , the Netherlands. Esther is also Image Data Coordinator at Health-RI. Her mission is to extend the value of big data and artificial intelligence (AI) in the neurology domain to the benefit of patients and doctors.
Esther obtained her PhD degree on March 9, 2016 with her thesis entitled Advanced MRI Analysis for Computer-Aided Diagnosis of Dementia. In her PhD research under supervision of Prof. W.J. Niessen, dr. S. Klein and dr. M. Smits, she developed and improved multiple methods for computer-aided diagnosis of dementia. As part of this, she organized the CADDementia challenge which compared image-based diagnosis algorithms. In the CADDementia workshop at the MICCAI 2014 conference, she presented the results of this challenge. With this project, Esther was nominated for the Dutch Data Prize 2014 and won a Best Scientific Paper Presentation Award at the European Congress of Radiology in 2015.