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)
- Prof. dr. ir. W. Philips (promoter), Faculty of Engineering - dept.TELIN, Ghent University
- Prof. dr. ir. P. Kiekens, (chairman), Pro-dean Faculty of Engineering, Ghent University
- Prof. dr. ir. A. Pizurica, (secretary), Faculty of Engineering - dept. TELIN, Ghent University
- Prof. dr. ir. J. Portilla, at that time at the Dept. of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, Universidad de Granada, Espana, currently in the Instituto de Optica in Madrid
- Dr. ir. H. Van der Voort, Scientific Volume Imaging, Hilversum, Nederland
- Prof. dr. ir. H. Steendam, Faculty of Engineering - dept. TELIN, Ghent University
- Prof. dr. I. Lemahieu, Faculty of Engineering - dept. ELIS, Ghent University
- Prof. dr. ir. Y. D'Asseler, Faculty of Engineering - dept. ELIS, Ghent University, now at the department Nuclear Medicine of the Faculty of Medicine of Ghent University
- Prof. dr. P. Van Oostveldt, Faculty of Bio-engineering - dept. Molecular Biotechnology, Ghent University
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