Constantino Carlos Reyes-Aldasoro, PhD


 I have been awarded a Lectureship in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Sussex in the School of Engineering and Design. I will start my position in Sussex in May 2011 and I will leave Sheffield in April. Before I joined Sussex I worked as  a Research Fellow (equivalent to Lecturer) at the Medical School of Sheffield funded by  Cancer Research UK within  the Tumour Microcirculation Group with Prof. Gillian Tozer in the Academic Unit of Surgical Oncology.  


My area of research is Image Analysis of biomedical images. I apply algorithms, mathematical models and statistical methods to analyse data (2D images, 3D volumes, 2D+t videos) that are acquired through different modalities such as light microscopy, western blots, or multiphoton microscopy in order to obtain quantitative results that can reveal something of the underlying biological processes of cells or tumours. By using image analysis we are able to extract a wealth of information that is present in the images we capture, and that it is not possible to obtain by simple qualitative analysis. Our final objective is to shed some light into the causes and processes of tumours and find ways to cure and prevent them. Visit the links on the left for more details of our research.

Teaching Activities

Image analysis session for the MED6021 module Model Systems in Medical Research to the MSc Mol Med students.
Introduction to Image Analysis for Phase 1B Medical students. The 2008 course was open to staff of the School of Medicine.
Introduction to Image Analysis and Pattern Recognition as a visiting Lecturer at ITAM, Mexico.

Professional and Outreach Activities

Conference Co-chair ANGIONET Angiogenesis Network, Sheffield University, January 2007 (with Markus Owen, University of Nottingham).
Journal Reviewer IEEE Transactions on: Medical Imaging, Image Processing, Neural Networks, Systems, Man, and Cybernetics,
Pattern Recognition, Pattern Recognition Letters,
Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine.
Conference Area Chair British Machine Vision Conference, Warwick University, September 2007.
Conference Technical    Program Committee IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications 2006, 2007, 2008.
International Conference on Imaging Theory and Applications, IMAGAPP 2009.
ACCV 2009 Ninth Asian Conference on Computer Vision (ACCV).
Computational Modeling of Objects Represented in Images: Fundamentals, Methods and Applications, CompIMAGE'2010 Symposium.
Science Ambassador National Science and Engineering Week 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010.

Academic Background

My undergraduate degree is from the  National University in Mexico (UNAM, Facultad de Ingeniería) in 1993 with the degree of Ingeniero Mecánico Electricista, (BS Mechanical and Electrical Engineering). I then obtained an M.Sc. (MSc in Communications and Signal Processing) and D.I.C. from Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine in 1994. From 1995 until 2000 I worked in Mexico for several years as a Lecturer at ITESM and ITAM  teaching Communications and Electromagnetics related subjects.  From 2001 until 2004 I returned to the United Kingdom to obtain a Ph.D. in Computer Science under the supervision of Dr. Abhir Bhalerao in the area of Medical Image Analysis with a thesis on Multiresolution Volumetric Texture Segmentation. At the same time, I worked as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Warwick. In 2005 I joined The University of Sheffield as a Postdoctoral Research Associate and in 2009 I was promoted to Research Fellow.


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