WiSE lunchseminar with professor Ingela Nyström from Uppsala University


Ingela Nyström is a professor at the Centre for Image Analysis, Dept. of Information Technology, Uppsala University. She received the MSc degree in applied computer science and mathematics, and the PhD degree in computerized image analysis from Uppsala University in the 1990s. She is the Head of Division of Visual Information and Interaction (Vi2) at the Dept. of Information Technology, UU, and Director of the Centre for Image Analysis. Her research interest is interactive segmentation, visualization, digital geometry, and quantitative shape analysis of volume images with their medical applications. During 2002-2006, she was the President of the Swedish Society for Automated Image Analysis (SSBA). Since 2008, she is member of the Executive Committee and was the President during 2014-2016 of the International Association of Pattern Recognition (IAPR). She is Vice-Chair of the Swedish Council for Research Infrastructure.

At this WiSE lunchseminar, Ingela will introduce an exciting project at the Centre for Image Analysis, Uppsala University, in which they have developed a surgery-planning system for facial reconstruction after trauma or cancer treatment. The system combines haptics, 3D visualisation with stereography, image processing and interactive segmentation and is today used in clinical research and ready for entrepreneurship.

Thereafter Ingela will present her work from the perspective of gender and diversity. In today’s society, many organisations have gender diversity on the agenda. So also Uppsala University, the first university in Sweden, where they aim for gender balance and diversity in all activities in order to achieve a higher quality at all levels of the organisation. To reach this, they specifically encourage applicants of any gender and with different birth background, functionality, and life experience in their recruitments. However, good recruitment statistics is not a result per se. Ingela will give her views on how academic leadership foster mixed environments, where job satisfaction – and thereby higher scientific quality – is reached independent of gender. In fact, leaders are role models who either become or do not become successful in recruiting, promoting, and thereby retaining women.

When? 11:30-13:00 on 21 March, 2018
Where? EF room, 6th floor, Hörsalsvägen 11, Campus Johanneberg, Chalmers University of Technology

During the seminar, we offer lunch to participants who register before 12:00 on 16 March. The seminar is open to everyone with an interest in female rolemodels within academia- especially participants from Chalmers, Gothenburg University, Borås University, MedTech West and the Sahlgrenska Academy.

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