Kjersti Engan - Biography

Kjersti Engan was born in Bergen, Norway, in 1971.  She is a full professor at the  Electrical Engineering and Computer Science  department at the University of Stavanger (UiS), Norway.  She received the BE degree in electrical engineering from Bergen University College in 1994 and the M.Sc. and Ph.D degrees in 1996 and 2000 respectively, in electrical engineering and information technology from the University of Stavanger, Norway.  She is one of the leaders of the Biomedical data analysis lab   - BMDLab -   at UiS (www.ux.uis.no/bmdlab).  Link to my UiS page  .

Her research interests are in signal and image processing and machine learning with emphasis on medical applications and in dictionary learning for sparse signal and image representation.

Past and current projects in collaboration with local and international hospitals and partners include analysis, classification and segmentation in Cardiac MR on infarct patients, brain MRI on dementia patients, CT Perfusion images from stroke patients and on histopathological images for different cancer types.  She is also active in projects on cardiac arrest and newborn survival, contributing with analysis and classification on fetal heart rate signals, ECG and ventilation signals and on video analysis for activity detection during resuscitation.

She is a senior member of IEEE, and a board member of NOBIM (Norwegian Image and Pattern Recognition Society).  She has served as Associate editor and Senior Area editor for IEEE Signal Processing Letters.  She is currently a member of IEEE Image, Video, and Multidimensional Signal Processing Technical Committee (IVMSP), and an associate editor for SIAM Journal on Imaging Sciences (SIIMS).


In the past I have been teaching : Signal compression, signal processing, advanced signal processing, digital design, mathematics (undergraduate), circuits and systems, advanced control theory with robotics

For the moment I am teaching image processing and computer vision

Contact: kjersti.engan at uis.no

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