Prof. Nassir Navab
The Chair of Prof. Navab (b. 1960) focuses on computer-aided medical procedures and augmented reality. The work involves developing technologies to improve the quality of medical intervention and bridges the gap between medicine and computer science. After studying mathematics and physics, computer engineering and systems control, Prof. Navab did his doctorate at INRIA / Paris XI. He then did two years of postdoctoral research at MIT Media Laboratory in Cambridge, USA. Prior to becoming a full professor at TUM in 2003, Prof. Navab was a distinguished member of the technical staff at Siemens Corporate Research (SCR) in Princeton, USA. In 2006, he became a board member of MICCAI, the organizer of the world’s leading conference on medical image computing and computer assisted intervention. He is on the editorial board of many international journals, including IEEE TMI, MedIA and Medical Physics. Prof. Navab has authored hundreds of scientific publications and has filed over 60 international patents.
Prof. Yongtian. Wang (Beijing Institute of Technology, China)
Yongtian Wang received his Ph.D. degree in optics from the University of Reading, England, in 1986. He is currently a professor of optics and applied computer science in Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), China. He serves as the head of BIT's Faculty of Information and Electronics Sciences. His research interests include optical design and CAD, 3D display, image processing, virtual reality and augmented reality technologies and applications. Dr. Wang is a Fellow of SPIE, OSA and IET, and a member of the board of directors of the Chinese Optics Society (COS) and the China Computer Federation (CCF).