Dr Koen Vincken

Koen Vincken graduated in Informatics (Computer Science) at the Delft University of Technology in 1989. In 1995 he received his PhD at the Utrecht University. The title of his thesis was: Probabilistic Multiscale Image Segmentation by the Hyperstack. He then continued working at the University Medical Center Utrecht at the Psychiatry department in a combined research project with the Image Sciences Institute.

In 1996/1997 he was a project manager in the HIM project, a teleradiology project sponsored by the European Community to stimulate the use of international high-speed ATM connections.

He is currently working as an Associate Professor at the Image Sciences Institute of the Utrecht Medical Center Utrecht. During the last years he was responsible for the external projects that were related to the ISI. In this respect, he developed several applications that are currently being used by other departments, such as Radiology, Anatomy, Orthopaedics and Rheumatology. In 2001 he was involved in the reconstruction of Trijntje, the oldest skull ever found in The Netherlands. He reconstructed the deformed skull on the computer, after which a hard copy of the skull (synthetic material) was obtained using stereolithography. The face of Trijntje could then be modeled by physical anthropologist Maja d\'Hollosy and exhibited.

He was supervisor of several MSc and PhD students, as well as consultant for a few external projects. His main interests are medical image applications and quantitative image analysis.

He was project leader of the Brainbox project, that focused on the quantitative analysis of MR brain images for cerebrovascular disease and the translation from research to industry.

His main interest is currently the development of a new digital tool (VQuest) for assessment with two- and three-dimensional images. VQuest is currently extended as a tool foor eTesting, eLearning and eTeaching. Co-developers are Christian Mol and CÚcile Ravesloot, both of the Imaging Division of the UMC Utrecht. VQuest is currently the application used for all radiological assessments in the UMC Utrecht for different levels of expertise (2nd year med students, radiology residents), and used in many other institutes (national and international).

Koen Vincken is married and has three children, two boys (Jelle, 1995 and Hidde, 2000) and a girl (Jente, 1998).

 Image Sciences Institute
 University Medical Center Utrecht
 Heidelberglaan 100
 Room Q.02.4.45
 3584 CX Utrecht
 The Netherlands
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