Scientific staff

Prof.Dr.Ir. Massimo Mischi

Massimo Mischi received the M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering (EE) at La Sapienza University (Rome) in 1999. In 2004 he received the Ph.D. degree from the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). Here he was appointed assistant professor (2007), associate professor (2011), and full professor (2018) at the EE Dept. His research focuses on model-based quantitative analysis of biomedical signals. He was awarded with the VIDI Grant (2009) and with the ERC Starting Grant (2011) for his research on angiogenesis imaging. He is chairman of the IEEE EMBS Benelux Chapter and associate editor of IEEE T-UFFC.

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. Ruud J.G. van Sloun

Ruud van Sloun received the B.Sc., M.Sc. degree (with distinction cum laude) in electrical engineering from the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), The Netherlands, in 2012 and 2014, respectively. In 2018 he received the Ph.D. degree (with distinction cum laude) from the TU/e, for his research on quantitative multi-parametric ultrasound for improved cancer imaging through signal processing strategies. His current research interests include quantitative ultrasound imaging, signal and image processing, compressed sensing, machine learning and artificial intelligence.

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

Dr. Lin Xu

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

Dr. Simona Turco

Simona Turco received the M.Sc. degree in Biomedical Engineering from University of Pisa in 2012, with graduation project carried out at Philips Research in Eindhoven. 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. In 2018, she obtained her PhD from the Eindhoven University of Technology on functional and molecular imaging of cancer angiogenesis. Currently, she is a post-doctoral fellow at the BMd lab with research focused on quantitative model-driven image analysis for cancer diagnostics.

Function: Scientific staff
Roles in BM/d: Board

Dr. Myrthe van der Ven

Myrthe van der Ven received the M.Sc. degree in Technical Medicine from the University of Twente in 2011. In 2018 she received the Ph.D. degree from the Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, for her research on the evaluation of the added value of ultrasonography in clinical decision making in rheumatology. Currently, she is working as a technical physician both at TU/e and at the Gynaecology Dept of the Máxima Medical Center. Her research interests include electrophysiological pregnancy monitoring, simulation-based education, integrated birth care and ultrasonography.

Function: Scientific staff
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