PhD research


After my graduation in physics, I got a PhD scholarship from IWT (Institute for Promotion of Innovation by Science and Technology in Flanders), which granted in January 2000.

Download the [pdf] of my PhD thesis (Warning: big file: 22Mb).

See a short movie clip with the decision of the jury [avi] (Warning: big file: 10Mb).

(thanks to Geert "Guru" Vernaeve for recording and sending this movie clip)

PhD jury

Publications

Brief description of my Ph.D. research

My research topic for my Ph. D. is about restoration of images recorded with a confocal microscope. These images are degraded by blur, noise, ..., thus hiding information for the observer. The goal is to restore this hidden information as good as possible for quantitative analysis.

To restore such images, different techniques can be applied from simple filters to assuming complex models for the image and the PSF.

Some illustrative early results from during my PhD