Department of Information Technology

Ingela Nyström

professor at Department of Information Technology, Division of Visual Information and Interaction

+4618-471 3470
Mobile phone:
+46 70 1679045
Visiting address:
ITC, hus 1,2,4 Lägerhyddsv. 2
Postal address:
Box 337
751 05 UPPSALA

Short presentation

Professor in visualisation with focus on interactive image analysis for medical applications.

Keywords: image analysis medical engineering interactive segmentation haptics visualisation image processing

My courses


Professor Ingela Nyström received the MSc degree in applied computer science and mathematics, and the PhD degree in computerized image analysis from Uppsala University, Sweden, in 1991, and in 1997, respectively. Since 2012, she is the Director of the Centre for Image Analysis. During 2012-2018, she was forming the Division of Visual Information and Interaction (Vi2) at the Dept. of Information Technology, UU. During 2006-2011, she was the Director of the Uppsala Multidisciplinary Center for Advanced Computational Science (SNIC-UPPMAX) and during 2011-2015 Coordinator of eSSENCE, a strategic effort in e-Science. Her research interest is digital geometry, interactive segmentation, visualisation, and quantitative shape analysis of volume images with their medical applications. During 2000-2012, she was a board member (President 2002-2006) of the Swedish Society for Automated Image Analysis (SSBA). She has served as member of the Executive Committee (2nd Vice-President 2008-2010, Secretary 2010-2014, President 2014-2016, Past President 2016-2018) of the International Association of Pattern Recognition (IAPR). She is Vice-Chair of the Council for Research Infrastructure (RFI), Vetenskapsrådet, and a council member since 2014..


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