Eva van Rikxoort received her Master's degree in Artificial Intelligence from the Radboud University Nijmegen in February 2005 (cum laude). In September 2009 she obtained her Ph.D. at the Image Sciences Institute of the University Medical Center Utrecht on Segmentation of Anatomical Structures in Chest CT Scans. Subsequently she obtained a Rubicon grant from NWO for a two year postdoc position in quantitative image analysis at the Center for Computer Vision and Imaging Biomarkers at the Radiology Department of the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA). As of July 1, 2011 she is with Diagnostic Image Analysis Group Nijmegen leading the research on analysis of chest CT images. Eva van Rikxoort was awarded a Veni grant from NWO for research toward phenotyping COPD from 4D chest CT scans. In 2014, she founded Thirona.