Rudi Deklerck received the PhD degree in applied sciences in 1999 from Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Belgium. He is a professor at the Department of Electronics and Informatics (ETRO), VUB and was active in the past within the Interdisciplinary institute for BroadBand Technology (IBBT), later renamed into iMinds. His research is mainly situated in the domain of medical image processing at the research group ETRO-IRIS and covers a number of topics: i.e. 3D surface extraction, visualization of medical images, medical image analysis, computer aided detection and deep convolutional networks.