MICCAI Society welcomes new Board members

On February 1, 2024, Albert Chung, Danail (Dan) Stoyanov and Spyridon (Spyros) Bakas began their four-year terms as the newest members of the MICCAI Society Board of Directors. Spyros Bakas was elected by MICCAI Society members and fills the member-elected position while Albert Chung fills the board-elected position. As General Chair of MICCAI 2026, Dan Stoyanov earns a seat on the Board. In addition, Xiahai Zhuang, who has been a member of the Board since 2022, assumes the role of Treasurer, succeeding S. Kevin Zhou who has been Treasurer since 2021.

“We are very pleased to congratulate and welcome Albert, Dan and Spyros to the MICCAI Society Board”, said Caroline Essert, MICCAI Society President, “We look forward to working together to continue to achieve the Society’s objectives and build a stronger MICCAI community.”

At the same time, S. Kevin Zhou, Dong Ni and Shuo Li have completed their terms as members of the Board. Kevin Zhuo joined the board in 2019 and has served as Treasurer since 2021. Dong Ni joined the Board in 2020. Shuo Li became a board member in 2016 and was the Co-Chair of MICCAI 2022 held in Singapore.

“On behalf of the Board, we express our deep appreciation for the substantial contributions and unwavering dedication demonstrated by Kevin, Shuo and Dong”, said Essert. “Through their leadership, they have positively influenced the Society, leaving it well-positioned for the future.”


About the Board Members

Albert ChungAlbert Chung is currently a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and the Director of the HKUST Research Center for Medical Imaging and Analysis. He joined HKUST after obtaining a DPhil in Engineering Science at the University of Oxford in 2001. His research interests include medical image analysis, image processing, computer vision and medical imaging. He has developed a variety of innovative approaches to image segmentation, registration and classification for the diagnosis of diseases and was awarded two Best Paper Awards and awarded first place in MICCAI challenges in 2020, 2021 and 2022, along with his co-authors.

Albert is very active in the research community, having co-chaired IPMI in 2019 and was the tutorial chair for the IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging in 2019. He also serves on the Editorial Board of the Medical Image Analysis and Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics. His involvement with MICCAI has spanned the past twenty years when he has been an active member of MICCAI program committees and attended most of the MICCAI conferences.


Danail StoyanovDanail Stoyanov (Dan) is a Professor of Robot Vision at the Department of Computer Science at University College London (UCL) and Director of the Wellcome/EPSRC Centre for Interventional and Surgical Sciences (WEISS). Dan also leads the AI Centre of Excellence in Medtronic’s Surgical Portfolio. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (FIEEE), Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (FIET), and Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng). He first studied Computer Systems and Electronics at King's College London before completing a PhD in Computer Science at Imperial College London, where he specialised in medical image computing. His research is focused on developing surgical robotics and artificial intelligence for improving minimally invasive interventions.

Dan was bestowed with a MICCAI Fellowship in 2023 for his significant contributions to the field of computer-assisted interventions for diagnosis and surgery. Over the past two decades, he has participated and contributed to many areas of the MICCAI Society and has been a recurring member of the MICCAI Program Committee, co-organized several workshops and served as scientific program co-chair for MICCAI 2020. He is now one of the General Chairs for MICCAI 2027, which will be held in Hawaii, USA.


Spyridon BakasSpyridon Bakas (Spyros) is a computer scientist by training having completed a Ph.D. in Medical Image Computer & Analysis from Kingston University in London (UK) in collaboration with King’s College London (UK) and an M.Sc. in Vision Imaging & Virtual Environments at University College London (UK). He currently leads a research group at Indiana University (IU) School of Medicine, in Indianapolis (USA) focussed on developing, applying and benchmarking computational methods for medical imaging. His academic appointments include as an endowed chair Associate Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine and the Inaugural Director of the ‘Division of Computational Pathology’ and of the ‘Center for Federated Learning in Medicine’, and also holds secondary appointments within other departments at IU.

Spyros has been actively involved in the MICCAI community for over a decade in multiple capacities including as an author and reviewer. He has also served on the Organizing Committee and Program Committee for many MICCAI conferences including those held in 2018, 2020, 2021.  He has also led and organized various MICCAI Workshops, Challenges and Tutorials.  He is a founding member of the MICCAI Special Interest Group for Biomedical Image Analysis Challenges (SIG-BIAS) which is building consensus for best practices in the field. He has been instrumental in some “first”, such as the FeTS-21 Challenge – the first ever challenge on federated learning across disciplines around the globe. Moreover, he has been leading the BraTS Challenge in 2017, which later became the first MICCAI Challenge to develop a partnership with RSNA and ASNR. Building on the team science principle, BraTS is now a cluster of 10 challenges (BraTS Cluster of Challenges), involves multiple leads and high-profile collaborating entities, and run in partnership with the clinically authoritative RANO group. He is currently the Challenge Chair for MICCAI 2024 in Marrakesh, and is working with the Organizing Committee to further engage underserved scientists in Africa.


Xiahai ZhuangXiahai Zhuang, MICCAI Treasurer

Xiahai Zhuang is our new Treasurer for the MICCAI Society, taking over responsibility from S. Kevin Zhuo. He originally joined the Board in 2022. He is currently a Professor in the School of Data Science at Fudan University (China). He obtained his Ph.D. from the Centre of Medical Image Computer from University College London (UCL). His research interests include interdisciplinary subjects from artificial intelligence, statistical learning, medical imaging, computer vision, bio-medical and healthcare engineering.

He is currently on the editorial board for Medical Image Analysis Journal and IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging Journal. He has been awarded an Elsevier-MedIA 1st Prize and Medical Image Analysis MICCAI Best Paper Award in 2023 and was a finalist for the MICCA Young Scientist Award in 2008 (1st author), 2012 (2nd author) and 2023 (Corresponding/Senior Author). He was also a finalist for the MICCAI Best Paper Award in 2022, 2023 (Corresponding/Senior Author)