Alejandro (Alex) Frangi obtained his undergraduate degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the Technical University of Catalonia (Barcelona) in 1996 and a PhD from the Image Sciences Institute of the University Medical Center Utrecht on model-based cardiovascular image analysis. During this period he was visiting researcher at the Imperial College in London, UK, and in Philips Medical Systems BV, The Netherlands. Prof Frangi is Professor of Biomedical Image Computing at the University of Sheffield (USFD), Sheffield, UK. He leads the Center for Computational Imaging & Simulation Technologies in Biomedicine (CISTIB, www.cistib.org) and is the Academic Coordinator of the MSc Bioengineering: Imaging & Sensing (www.sheffield.ac.uk/eee/pgt/bioengineering) programme in
Prof Frangi is Associate Editor of IEEE Trans on Medical Imaging, Medical Image Analysis, SIAM Journal Imaging Sciences, Computer Vision and Image Understanding, and Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering: Imaging & Visualization journals. Prof Frangi was is a recipient of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Early Career Award in 2006; he is an IEEE Fellow (2014), EAMBES Fellow (2015), and elected member to the Board of Directors of the Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Interventions (MICCAI) Society (2014-2018). Prof Frangi serves in the Scientific Advisory Board of the European Institute for Biomedical Imaging Research (EIBIR). Under his leadership, CISTIB develops GIMIAS (Graphical Interface for Medical Image Analysis and Simulation, www.gimias.org), an open-source platform for the rapid development of pre-commercial software prototypes in the areas of image computing and image-based computational physiology modelling. The research and development conducted in his research group led to two spin-off companies (Clintelis S.A. 2009 and GalgoMedical S.A. 2013).