Wiro Niessen

In April 2018, Wiro Niessen became Chief Technology Officer of Health-RI, because he firmly believes that a dedicated national infrastructure for biomedical data storage, access, and analysis is instrumental for high quality health research and for achieving innovations in the healthcare domain.

Wiro Niessen is full professor in Biomedical Image Analysis at Erasmus MC, Rotterdam where he leads the Biomedical Imaging Group Rotterdam (www.bigr.nl) and at Delft University of Technology.

His interest is in the development, validation and implementation of quantitative image analysis methods in clinical practice and biomedical research, in linking imaging and genetics data, radio(geno)mics, and image guided interventions. Focus areas are improved diagnosis and prognosis of neurodegenerative and cardiovascular disease, and treatment guidance in oncology, by developing and using advanced medical image analysis and machine learning methods.