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About Luc Bidaut

I started working at the University of Lincoln in July 2016 as Professor of Medical Imaging - Computer Science in the College of Science, and became the Head of the School of Computer Science in January 2017. Before then, I had moved to Dundee in July 2010 as Chair of Translational Imaging and Director of Imaging for the Centre of Oncology and Molecular Medicine (COMM). Soon thereafter, I was asked to become Tayside Imaging Lead and created the Imaging & Technology Core Group (ITCG), a new multidisciplinary institutional construct to regroup most relevant entities and stakeholders under a common virtual umbrella. Following the restructuring of the School of Medicine and COMM, the ITCG eventually spun off the Division of Imaging & Technology, of which I was founding head to oversee its successful integration (11/2011-06/2013). All the while, I also kept developing and successfully heading the Clinical Research Imaging Facility (CRIF), a multidisciplinary mixed (research+clinical) remit advanced imaging core entity with co-located high-end MRI and PET/CT scanners. Previously, I was the founding Director of the Image Processing and Visualization Laboratory (IPVL), Head of the Scientific Computing Resource (SCR) and an Associate Professor in the Department of Imaging Physics at the University of Texas’ M. D. Anderson Cancer Center (MDACC) in Houston, TX-USA. Before then, I was the founding Technical Director for Advanced Imaging and an Associate Attending/Professor in the Departments of Radiology and Medical Physics at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in New York, NY-USA. Prior to that, I was project leader and founding Director of the Laboratory of Functional and Multidimensional Imaging (LFMI) across the Departments of Radiology and Surgery at the University Hospitals in Geneva-Switzerland. Earlier still, I was Head of Instrumentation, Imaging and Data Processing and a co-founder of the PET and Biomedical Cyclotron center at the Erasme University Hospital in Brussels-Belgium, where I had moved after working several years as R&D and Computer Scientist in the Division of Biophysics and Nuclear Medicine at the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA), CA-USA and having previously contributed to seminal PET and SPECT R&D at the Service Hospitalier Frédéric Joliot (SHFJ) in Orsay-France. As underlined by my career path, my main interests have consistently centered on fostering, designing, developing, implementing and exploiting new techniques, tools, approaches, infrastructures and entities for extracting, combining, visualizing and maximizing the utility and actionability of the information collected through the great variety of imaging modalities and other sensors. In the biomedical domain, such concepts - defined in a nutshell as “advanced quantitative imaging” - span many a discipline (from fundamental sciences to engineering, computing and medicine) and the whole spectrum of micro to animal to humans. By design, these interests and the corresponding experience are eminently relevant to collaborative interdisciplinary research as well as to translational applications, in both clinical and many other domains.

Department Responsibilities

Professor of Medical Imaging Member of School, College and University Boards, Committees and Working Groups

Subject Specialism

Translational Imaging and Technologies; Applications Thereof Across Domains and Disciplines


  • Licensures in Medical Physics ("Diagnostic Radiology" and "Medical Nuclear Physics") — New York State, USA, 2003
  • PhD/DSc Biomedical Imaging & Instrumentation — Univ. Caen, France, 1992
  • PhD/DSc Biomedical Imaging — Univ. Liege, Belgium, 1991
  • Nuclear Engineering (MSc eq.) — INSTN-Saclay, France, 1982
  • Advanced Research in Automation (MSc eq.) — Univ. Paul Sabatier, France, 1981
  • Advanced Studies in Automation and Systems (MSc eq.) — ENSAE, France, 1981
  • Electronic Engineering (MSc eq.) — ENSEEIHT, France, 1980
  • Advanced Maths, Physics and Chemistry (BSc eq.) — Descartes, France, 1977

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Research Interests

  • 3D+ printing and Rapid Prototyping

  • Advanced biomedical imaging

  • Biomarkers

  • Engineering

  • Functional and Molecular imaging (incl. PET and others)

  • HCI

  • High-Performance Visualization (incl. VR/AR) and Computing

  • Image registration and fusion

  • Image segmentation

  • Image-derived metrics

  • Image-guided therapy

  • Instrumentation

  • Interdisciplinary bridges and applications

  • Interventional planning delivery monitoring

  • Machine Learning

  • Maths (applied)

  • Modeling and simulation

  • Morphological imaging

  • Multidimensional imaging and visualization

  • Multimodality and hybrid imaging

  • Physics

  • Quantitative/parametric imaging

  • Radiomics

  • Robotics and enabling technologies

  • Scientific visualization

  • Therapy follow-up and response assessment

Research in the Lincoln Repository

Professional Affiliations

  • The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (US/International) — Senior Member
  • Anatomical Society (UK) — Member
  • European Society of Radiology (ESR) — Member
  • European Society for Hybrid, Molecular and Translational Imaging (ESHI) — Member
  • European Society of Medical Imaging Informatics (EuSoMII) — Member
  • Council of Professors and Heads of Computing (CPHC; UK) — Member
  • British Computer Society (BCS; UK) — Member
  • The Institution of Analysts and Programmers (IAP; UK) — Fellow
  • National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI; UK) — Clinical & Translational Radiotherapy Research Working Group (CTRad; WS4 tenure 2012-2017)
  • "" — Imaging Advisory Group - Experts Panel
  • "" — Clinical Study Groups
  • European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC; EU) — Imaging Group - Steering Committee
  • "" — IG Sub-Committees for Bone-Oligomets, Immune-Imaging and Radiomics & Big Data (Chair)
  • Royal College of Radiologists (RCR; UK) — Clinical Research Academic Committee
  • AVIESAN (Life/Medical Science umbrella; France) — Working group "Physics, Mathematics and Engineering Sciences applied to Cancer"
  • Institute for Medical Physics (IFMP; EU) — International Advisory Committee
  • Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society (HIMSS; EU/International) — DIAM international working group


• External Examiner for other Universities: Edinburgh, Sheffield • Journal Reviewer and Guest Editor • Reviewer and ad-hoc Expert (*incl. as Panel Member or Chair): - National Institute for Health Research (NIHR; UK). - Science & Technology Facility Council (STFC; UK). - Royal Academy of Engineering (UK). - Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC; UK). - The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET; UK). - Wellcome Trust (WT; UK). - Prostate Cancer UK (PC-UK; UK). - Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC; UK). - Institut National de la Santé et Recherche Médicale* (INSERM - National Medical Research Agency; AVIESAN; AAP; France). - Cancer Research UK (CR-UK; UK). - Medical Research Council (MRC; UK). - European Union* (FP5-FP7, H2020; EU). - Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR - National Research Agency; France).