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Prof. Lena Maier-Hein

Lena Maier-Hein is a full professor at Heidelberg University (Germany) and managing director of the National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT) Heidelberg. At the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) she is head of the division Intelligent Medical Systems (IMSY) and managing director of the "Data Science and Digital Oncology" cross-topic program.At the University Clinic Heidelberg, she leads the research group  "Surgical Artificial Intelligence". Her research concentrates on machine learning-based biomedical image analysis with a specific focus on surgical data science, computational biophotonics and validation of machine learning algorithms. 

She is a fellow of the Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI) society and of the European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems (ELLIS), president of the MICCAI special interest group on challenges and chair of the international Surgical Data Science initiative. During her academic career, she has been distinguished with several science awards including the 2013 Heinz Maier Leibnitz Award of the German Research Foundation (DFG), the 2017/18 Berlin-Brandenburg Academy Prize and the 2024 German Cancer Award. She has received a European Research Council (ERC) starting grant (2015-2020) and consolidator grant (2021-2026).

CV: https://www.dkfz.de/en/imsy/team/pdfs/2024-02-CV_Maier-Hein.pdf?m=1710233930&