Marcel Breeuwer was born in Haarlem, The Netherlands, in 1957. In 1982 he received his degree in Electrical Engineering (Information Theory) from the Technical University of Delft, The Netherlands. In 1985, he received his PhD from the Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, for his research on supplementing lipreading with auditory information. From 1985 until 1996 he was Research Scientist at Philips Research Eindhoven, The Netherlands, where he investigated data compression of audio, video and medical images and headed the video coding cluster. In 1996 he became Senior Scientist at Philips Healthcare, Best, The Netherlands in the area of image-guided surgery and medical image processing. In 2006 he became Principal Scientist and head of the cardiovascular team in the Clinical Science & Advanced Development group of the Clinical Informatics department. In January 2010 he moved within Philips to the MR Clinical Science department where he manages the clinical science activities on image analysis and advanced visualization (all clinical domains). In December 2009 he became part-time professor in the Biomedical Image Analysis department of the Biomedical Engineering Faculty of the Eindhoven University of Technology, focusing on the clinical application of image analysis & visualization algorithms. He has led and participated in numerous externally funded projects. He is (co)author of over 100 scientific publications and is (co)inventor of over 40 patent applications. He is member of the Board of the Dutch Society of Pattern Recognition and Image Processing (NVPHBV).
Biomedical image analysis and visualization