Prof. Leo Joskowicz


Prof. L. Joskowicz is a Professor at the School of Computer Science and Engineering at the Hebrew University and the founder and director of the CASMIP Lab (Computer Aided Surgery and Medical Image Processing) since 1995. He obtained his PhD in Computer Science at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, in 1988. From 1988 to 1995, he was at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, New York. He was Director of the Leibniz Center for Research in Computer Science from 2001 to 2009. Prof. Joskowicz is a Fellow of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers), the ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers), and the MICCAI (Medical Image Analysis and Computer-Aided Interventions) societies. He is the recipient of the 2010 Maurice E. Muller Award for Excellence in Computer Assisted Surgery by the International Society of Computer Aided Orthopaedic Surgery. He was also awarded the Kaye Innovation Award in 2007, the Hebrew University, for his work on an image-guided system with a miniature robot for precise positioning and targeting in keyhole neurosurgery. Prof. Joskowicz is the President of the MICCAI Society and is on the editorial boards of five journals and has published over 250 technical works, including conference papers, journal papers, and book chapters. He is the co-author of 12 issued patents Prof. Joskowicz routinely works with industry as a consultant worldwide.