Tomaž Vrtovec

Prof.
Tomaž Vrtovec, Ph.D.

Full Professor

Short CV

Tomaž Vrtovec obtained his degree in electrical engineering from University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, in 2002, his PhD in electrical engineering from University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, in 2007, and his PhD in medicine from Utrecht University, the Netherlands, in 2011. During his studies, he was a visiting researcher at CSIRO, Australia, and University Medical Center Utrecht, the Netherlands. In 2019, he was elected to full professor at University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Slovenia, where he was also appointed chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering in 2023. His research interests within the Laboratory of Imaging Technologies include medical image analysis, biomedical engineering, and application development, specifically in the fields of spine surgery and radiotherapy planning. In the past, he was program committee member of MICCAI 2016, organization committee member of the CSI 2015 & 2016 and MSKI 2017 & 2018 MICCAI workshops, and committee chair for the best student paper award at IEEE ISBI 2016. He currently acts as program committee member of SPIE Medical Imaging: Image Processing, and as associate editor of Journal of Medical Imaging, Image Analysis & Stereology and Slovenian Medical Journal.

Education

2011
PhD in Medical Sciences (Utrecht University, Faculty of Medicine, the Netherlands)
2007
PhD in Electrical Enginnering (University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Electrical Enginnering, Slovenia)
2002
BSc in Electrical Enginnering (University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Electrical Enginnering, Slovenia)

Habilitation

2019
Full Professor (University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Electrical Enginnering, Slovenia)
2014
Associate Professor (University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Electrical Enginnering, Slovenia)
2009
Assistant Professor (University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Electrical Enginnering, Slovenia)

Position

2017 -- present
Lecturer (University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Electrical Enginnering, Slovenia)
2010
Visiting researcher at the Image Sciences Institute (University Medical Centre Utrecht, the Netherlands)
2007 -- 2017
Teaching assistant (University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Electrical Enginnering, Slovenia)
2005 -- 2006
Visiting researcher at the BioMedIA Lab (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation - CSIRO, Sydney, Australia)
2003 -- 2007
Junior researcher at the Laboratory of Imaging Technologies (University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Electrical Enginnering, Slovenia)
2002
Researcher at the Laboratory of Imaging Technologies (University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Electrical Enginnering, Slovenia)

Activities

2017 -- 2018
Member of the organization committee - Computational Methods and Clinical Applications in Musculoskeletal Imaging, MSKI 2017 and MSKI 2018 (a workshop in conjunction with the 20th and 21st International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention - MICCAI 2017 and MICCAI 2018)
2016
Chair of the best student paper award committee - IEEE ISBI 2016 (13th IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging)
2016
Member of the program committee - MICCAI 2016 (19th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention)
2015 -- 2016
Member of the organization committee - Computational Methods and Clinical Applications for Spine Imaging, CSI 2015 and CSI 2016 (a workshop in conjunction with the 18th and 19th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention - MICCAI 2015 and MICCAI 2016)
2013 -- 2014
Member of the program committee - Computational Methods and Clinical Applications for Spine Imaging, CSI 2013 and CSI 2014 (workshops in conjunction with the 16th and 17th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention - MICCAI 2013 and MICCAI 2014)
2011 -- present
Reviewer for international journals (e.g. IEEE TMI, IEEE TBME, MedIA, IJCARS, CMPB, PMB, MedPhys, Spine, etc.), reviewer for international conferences (e.g. MICCAI, IPMI, ICPR, ISBI, MIAR, etc.), reviewer for international grants (e.g. FHB Hong Kong, CRC Canada, NWO the Netherlands, etc.)

Projects

2023 -- 2023
Collaborative research on organs-of-risk segmentation for radiotheraphy planning (ULFE-UCPH-2023)
2017 -- 2018
Software development based on active shape model and deep learning algorithms for the application in spine medical image analysis (Raylytic GmbH)

Last Publications

2024
Gašper Podobnik, Bulat Ibragimov, Primož Peterlin, Primož Strojan, Tomaž Vrtovec: vOARiability: interobserver and intermodality variability analysis in OAR contouring from head and neck CT and MR images. Medical Physics, 2024 [doi:10.1002/mp.16924 ]
2023
Gašper Podobnik, Primož Strojan, Primož Peterlin, Bulat Ibragimov, Tomaž Vrtovec: HaN-Seg: The head and neck organ-at-risk CT & MR segmentation dataset. Medical Physics, 50(3):1917-1927, 2023 [doi:10.1002/mp.16197 ]
2022
Danis Alukaev, Semen Kiselev, Tamerlan Mustafaev, Ahatov Ainur, Bulat Ibragimov, Tomaž Vrtovec: A deep learning framework for vertebral morphometry and Cobb angle measurement with external validation. European Spine Journal, 31(8):2115-2124, 2022 [doi:10.1007/s00586-022-07245-4 ]
2022
Ivana Išgum, Bennett A. Landman, Tomaž Vrtovec: Advances in High-Dimensional Medical Image Processing. Journal of Medical Imaging, 9(5):052401, 2022 [doi:10.1117/1.JMI.9.5.052401 ]
2022
Imad Eddine Ibrahim Bekkouch, Bulat Maksudov, Semen Kiselev, Tamerlan Mustafaev, Tomaž Vrtovec, Bulat Ibragimov: Multi-landmark environment analysis with reinforcement learning for pelvic abnormality detection and quantification. Medical Image Analysis, 78:102417, 2022 [doi:10.1016/j.media.2022.102417 ]