Christian Roux
Télécom Bretagne, France

Christian Roux (IEEE Fellow, AIMBE Fellow, IAMBE Fellow) received the Agrégation degree in physics from the Ecole Normale Supérieure, Cachan, France in 1978 and the Ph.D. from the Institut National Polytechnique, Grenoble, France, in 1980. He is with Institut Télécom – Télécom Bretagne since 1982 as an Associate Professor and since 1987 as a Professor. He has been a Lecturer with the Institute of Technology in Caracas, Venezuela (1981-1982), a Visiting Professor with the Medical Image Processing Group, Department of Radiology, University of Pennsylvania (1992-1993), and a Distinguished International Research Fellow with the department of Electrical Engineering, University of Calgary, Canada (1996, 2003). He is the founding Director of the Laboratoire de Traitement de l’Information Médicale, INSERM U650 and now U1101.

His research interests concerns advanced medical information processing, and spatial, temporal and functional information modeling and analysis in medical images, with applications in various medical domains including orthopedics, gastroenterology ophthalmology, cardiology and nuclear medicine.

Prof. Roux has published around 160 peer-reviewed papers, holds nine patents and is the co-founder of three spin-off companies in computer-assisted surgery. He was an Associate Editor for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MEDICAL IMAGING and Chairman of its Steering Committee (1993-2003), and is member of the Editorial board of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY and of the PROCEEDINGS OF THE IEEE. He is the founding co-chairman of the IEEE EMBS International Summer School held every other year on Berder Island, France, which is now recognized as a worldwide reference. Prof. ROUX played a seminal role in the creation of IEEE ISBI International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging in 2002. He received the IEEE EMBS Award in 2003 and the Inserm Award for basic research in 2006.

He served as President of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society in 2001 and was member of the IFMBE ad-hoc committee in charge of establishing a European umbrella organization for the European MBE community that gave birth to EAMBES in which he participated in the various committees and board in 2003-2006 as representative of EMBS Europe.

In 2004 he became senior advisor with the French Ministry of Research and Program officer (2006-2009) with the French National Research Agency in the area of Technologies for Health. Since 2009, Prof. ROUX is Dean for Research with Telecom Bretagne.