Geert Litjens is an assistant professor of Computational Pathology at Radboud University Medical Center and co-chairs the Computation Pathology Group within the Diagnostic Image Analysis Group. His work focusses on application of modern machine learning methods to oncological pathology. Furthermore, he leads and particaptes in several research project bridging the gap between medical specialties such as in prostate and pancreatic cancer. Last, within the European BIGPICTURE project he leads the work package on artificial intelligence.
Geert studied Biomedical Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology and completed his PhD on Computer-aided detection of prostate cancer at Radboud University Medical Center. He worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the National Center for Tumor Diseases in Heidelberg, Germany before returning to the Diagnostic Image Analysis Group. He has been awarded several prestigious Dutch and European grants and awards, such as the NWO Veni and Vidi, an ERC Starting Grant, and a KNAW Early Career Award. He is member of the MIDL Board and on the editorial board of Medical Image Analysis. Last, he is a prolific organizer of challenges in medical image analysis, such as PROMISE12, CAMELYON, and PANDA.