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Dorin Comaniciu is Vice President of Medical Imaging Technologies at Siemens Healthcare, having global responsibility for the oversight of this R&D function. His scientific contributions to medical imaging and machine learning translated into multiple clinical products for improving the quality of healthcare, specifically in the fields of diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, and personalized medicine.

A Top Innovator of Siemens, Dr. Comaniciu is a Fellow of the IEEE, the Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention Society, and the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.

The 3D Transesophageal Echo application for heart valve assessment researched by his team was named a top high-technology product by the 2015 R&D 100 Awards, while the Computed Tomography application for rib and spine assessment received the same honor in 2014. Furthermore, the innovations on automated 3D analysis of left ventricle and quantification of 3D color flow Doppler were nominated for the 2011 Young Investigator's Award of the American College of Cardiology and American Society of Echocardiography. Additionally, the aortic valve implantation technology received the 2010 Innovation Award of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery.

His team's work on compressed sensing won the 2014 Challenge on Sub-Nyquist Reconstruction of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, allowing MR imaging up to ten times faster without compromising image quality. The first application of this groundbreaking technology, Compressed Sensing Cardiac Cine, enables diagnostic MRI of patients with arrhythmias or of those with respiratory problems.

Comaniciu has been featured in the book Innovative Minds and has given multiple keynote talks. A Distinguished Alumnus of Rutgers University's School of Engineering, he received the 2004 Siemens Inventor of the Year Award, 2010 IEEE Longuet-Higgins Prize for 'fundamental contributions to computer vision', 2011 Inventor of the Year Award of the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame for 'robust methods in computer vision and medical imaging', and the 2011, 2013, and 2015 Thomas Alva Edison Award for patents on 3D heart modeling, anatomical object detection and personalized valve therapy. He served as the scientific director of Health-e-Child, a project granted the 2008 Europe's Information Society Grand Prize.

Comaniciu is featured on Wikipedia's list of prolific inventors, holding 232 US and international patents in the areas of machine intelligence, medical imaging and computer vision. He has co-authored more than 300 peer-reviewed publications, including best papers in CVPR and MICCAI, and co-wrote the 2014 book Marginal Space Learning for Medical Image Analysis. His publications have 33,000 citations according to Google Scholar. He served on several national review boards and as Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (2006-2008) and IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging (2009-2011). He currently serves on the Editorial Board of Medical Image Analysis journal and as Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering.

A graduate of the Advanced Management Program at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, Comaniciu received a doctorate in electrical and computer engineering from Rutgers University and a doctorate in electronics and telecommunications from Polytechnic University of Bucharest.

Stunning photorealistic medical images generated with Siemens Cinematic Rendering technology: see the images and read an interview on the technology and potential applications. Web version of the article here together with more images.

Paper covering Cinematic Rendering, Artificial Agents for Image Understanding, and Deep Learning for Image Fusion and Physiological Computations.

Read our recent papers on Marginal Space Deep Learning, 3D Deep Learning, Reinforcement Learning for Heart Model Personalization, and Artificial Agent for Anatomical Landmark Detection.

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Acknowledgement: I gratefully acknowledge the contributions of my former and current collaborators. I enjoyed working along the years with great and wonderful minds from whom I constantly learned. The technologies we create together help the society in multiple ways.

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