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.

Dr.Ir. Massimo Mischi

Massimo Mischi received the M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering at La Sapienza University (Rome) in 1999. In 2004 he received the Ph.D. degree from the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). In 2007 he became assistant professor and since 2011 he is associate professor at the Electrical Engineering Department of the TU/e. His research focuses on model-based quantitative analysis of biomedical signals. He was awarded with the STW VIDI Grant in 2009 and with the ERC Starting Grant in 2011 for his research on angiogenesis imaging. He is Senior Member of the IEEE and Chairman of the IEEE EMBS Benelux Chapter.

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. 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

Lin Xu M.Sc.

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

Daria Amatuzzo

Daria Amatuzzo is studying Biomedical Engineering at La Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. She has joined the BM/d group to carry out her graduation project within the Erasmus Exchange program. Her work focuses on the extraction of the fetal heart rate.

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

Cristina Caresio M.Sc.

Cristina Caresio was born in Turin, Italy. She received her M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering from the Politecnico of Turin, Italy, in 2012. She is currently a PhD candidate at the Department of Electronics and Telecommunications of the Politecnico of Turin, Italy. Her research is mainly focused on medical image processing, particularly musculoskeletal ultrasound image and 3D tumor vascular architecture analysis. She is currently a visiting Ph.D. student at the BM/d Research Group, focussing on the characterization of the prostate vasculature.

Function: PhD student
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: Graduate student
Roles in BM/d: Member

Roberta Cogoni

Roberta Cogoni was born in 1995 in Cagliari (CA), Sardegna, Italy. She started her studies of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Cagliari in 2014. In 2017, she was granted an Erasmus scholarship for carrying out her Bachelor Thesis Project at the Eindhoven University of Technology, BM/d lab. Her graduation project focuses on the assestment of the connectivity between diaphragm electromyography and spirometry.

Function: Graduate student
Roles in BM/d: Member

Hinke de Lau M.D.

Hinke de Lau was born in 1981 in Utrecht, the Netherlands where he also obtained his MD degree in 2009. After working as a resident Gynecology and Obstetrics at the Diakonessenhuis hospital in Utrecht, he started research on the analysis of the Electrohysterogram for predicting preterm delivery as a PhD student at the TU/e and the Maxima Medical Center.

Function: External 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: Member

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

Ingeborg Herold M.D.

Ingeborg Herold studied medicine at the University of Leuven, Belgium. She was a resident in Anesthesiology at the Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam, the Netherlands and followed a fellowship in Intensive Care at the Leiden University Medical Center, the Netherlands. After her traineeship she became a staff member for over two years in Intensive-care at the University Medical Center Utrecht, the Netherlands. Since 2008 she is an Anesthesiologist-Intensivist at the Catharina Hospital Eindhoven, The Netherlands. In collaboration with the Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands, she is working towards a Ph.D. degree on intrathoracic blood volume measurement with contrast-enhanced ultrasound.

Function: External 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

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

Pedro dos Reis Petrucci

Pedro received his Engineering Degree in Electrical Engineering (specialization: Automation and Control Systems) from the University of São Paulo (USP) in 2011. From 2012 untill 2015 he worked in the industry as a Project Engineer and in 2017 he started his Master thesis in the BM/d group, at TU Eindhoven. His research focuses on the measurement of breathing efforts and diagnosis of breathing-related disorders using surface diaphragm electromyography (dEMG).

Function: Graduate student
Roles in BM/d: Member

Anjun Ren

Anjun Ren was born in 1990 in Shanghai. He received the B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering at Shanghai Maritime University and the B.Sc. degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the HZ University of Applied Sciences in 2012. In 2013, he started working towards his Master degree in Electrical Engineering at the TU/e. He started his graduation project in the BM/d Lab on nonlinear ultrasound in bubbly media.

Function: Graduate student
Roles in BM/d: Member

Michiel Rooijakkers M.Sc.

Michiel Rooijakkers was born in 1982 in 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands. In 2009 he started an internship at Philips Research in Eindhoven, where he did research on ultra low power R-peak detection, obtaining the MSc degree at the University of Technology Eindhoven (TU/e), in 2010. Since September 2010 he is a PhD-student with the TU/e, researching the development of a low power wearable system using abdominal electrodes to determine fetal health.

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

Aline Serteyn M.Sc.

Aline Serteyn obtained the M.Sc. Degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Liège, Belgium, in 2010. She did her Master thesis at IMEC-NL on low-power and real-time epileptic seizure detection based on heart rate. Since September 2010, she is a PhD student at the Signal Processing Systems group of the TU/e. Her current research focuses on unobtrusive neonatal monitoring and health assessment within the E-NEMO project.

Function: PhD student
Roles in BM/d: Member

Simona Turco M.Sc.

Simona Turco received the M.Sc. degree in Biomedical Engineering from University of Pisa in 2012, with graduation project focused on laser induced optical breakdown for skin rejuvenation, carried out at Philips Research. 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. After obtaining her PDEng diploma in 2014, she became a PhD student at the BM/d research group, where she is currently working on contrast-enhanced and molecular imaging of cancer angiogenesis.

Function: PhD student
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

Ruud J.G. van Sloun

I'm currently working on my thesis at Philips Research and the BM/d lab, where I'm investigating nonlinear tissue classification for ultrasound imaging. Since the beginning of my MSc program, I got the opportunity to work for a number of healthcare and well-being applications, ranging from university projects to my first internship at Philips Research. This resulted in a published journal (co-author) for a university project and a journal manuscript (first author) for my work at Philips. My specialties are medical signal processing and mathematics, including pattern recognition and machine learning. I’m always determined to succeed and get things done.

Function: PhD student
Roles in BM/d: Member

Guy Warmerdam M.Sc.

Guy Warmerdam was born in 1988 in Nijmegen, The Nederlands. He received his B.Sc. degree in Physics (2009) at the Radboud University Nijmegen. In 2010 he started his master in Applied Physics at Eindhoven University of Technology and obtained his M.Sc. degree in 2012. Since Januari 2013 he is a PhD-student at the TU/e and his current project focuses on improvement of non-invasive fetal electrocardiogram recordings.

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

Yilun Yu

Yilun Yu was born in 1993in Shanghai, China. In 2015 he received his Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering at Shanghai Maritime University in China and his Bachelor degree in Mechatronics at HZ University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands. After that he started his Master program at TU/e in Electrical Engineering and is now working on 3D uterine speckle tracking within the BM/d team.

Function: Graduate student
Roles in BM/d: Member

Yan Zeng

Yan Zeng was born in 1993 in Shanghai, China. In 2015, he received his Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering at Shanghai Maritime University and in Electronic Engineering at Fontys University of Applied Sciences. After his graduation, he started the Master program in Electrical Engineering at TU/e. With the passion and interests on signal processing, he follows the track of the Signal Processing System (SPS). Currently in 2017, he is working on his master graduation project, which is related to cancer detection by ultrasound imaging.

Function: Graduate student
Roles in BM/d: Member