Dorin Comaniciu

Global Technology Head, Image Analytics and Informatics
Siemens Corporate Research

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Dr. Comaniciu received Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Polytechnic University of Bucharest in 1995 and Rutgers University in 1999. He has since been with Siemens Corporate Research, serving both as a scientist and manager. Between 2004 and 2009 he was the head of the Integrated Data Systems Department. Under his leadership the department has quadrupled in size, by focusing on disruptive and high impact research. Since 2010 he leads the Siemens Global Technology Field Image Analytics and Informatics, with teams in Princeton (NJ, USA), Erlangen, Munich (Germany), and Graz (Austria).

Dorin's scientific interests include robust computer vision, motion estimation, object tracking, information fusion, medical imaging and biomedical informatics. He holds 70 US patents, has coauthored more than 125 patent applications, and more than 200 papers in the area of visual information processing. He has been featured in the book Innovative Minds and has given numerous invited speeches. He is one of the main architects of MEDICO, a project focused on the next generation of semantic, scalable search engines for medical imaging.

Dorin received the 2004 Siemens Inventor of the Year Award. He served as the scientific director of Health-e-Child, a project granted the 2008 Europe's Information Society Grand Prize. The aortic valve implantation technology his team contributed to Siemens received the 2010 Innovation Award of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. His team's innovations on automated 3D analysis of left ventricle and quantification of 3D color flow Doppler are finalists of the 2011 Young Investigator's Award Competition of the American College of Cardiology and American Society of Echocardiography. Dorin is a recipient of the 2010 IEEE Longuet-Higgins Prize for 'fundamental contributions in Computer Vision'. He coauthored multiple award winning papers in major conferences, such as IEEE CVPR and MICCAI. Since 2010 he is a Top Innovator of Siemens AG.

Dorin served as an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (2006-2008) and is now an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging.