Curriculum Vitae - Prof. Nassir Navab, Ph.D.

Previous Professional Positions

  • July 2016- July 2021: Research Professor at Johns Hopkins University
  • July 2013- July 2016: Professor at Johns Hopkins University
  • Oct. 2002 – Oct. 2003: Distinguished Member of Technical Staff
  • July 1998 - Sept. 2002: Project Leader for Augmented Reality
  • Dec. 1997 - June 1998: Senior Member of Technical Staff
  • Nov. 1994 - Nov. 1997: Member of Technical Staff, Siemens Corporate Research (SCR)


  • Feb. 1993 - Nov. 1994: Postdoctoral Fellow at MIT
    Postdoctoral Fellow, MIT Media Laboratory, Perceptual Computing Group​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
    Appointed by MIT, Sponsored by Nichidai Foundation Award, Directed by Prof. A. Bobick
  • Oct. 1988 - Jan. 1993: PhD at INRIA
    Research associate, PhD student​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
    INRIA (Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique)
    Supervisor: Prof. Olivier D. Faugeras
    Thesis Committee: Prof. Thomas Huang, Prof. Giulio Sandini, Prof. Rachid Deriche, Prof. Steve Maybank, Prof. Bernard Dubuisson, Prof. Mark Richetin, Prof. J. Pierre Jouannaud
    Degree: "Docteur en Science", University of Paris XI (ORSAY)
    With highest distinction: Mention Très Honorable avec la Félicitation du Jury
  • Oct. 1987 - Sept. 1988: D.E.A de C.D.S, UTC
    Systems Control, University of Technology of Compiègne​​​​​​​
    Research visitor (Feb-Sept): Center for Automation Research
    University of Maryland, College Park MD, USA
    Supervisor: Prof. Azriel Rosenfeld
    Degree: D.E.A. (Diplôme d'Etudes Approfondies)
    With highest distinction (Très Bien), 1988 Valedictorian
  • Oct. 1985 - Sept. 1988: Diplôme d’Ingénier, UTC
    Computer Engineering Diploma from University of Technology of Compiègne​​​​​​​
  • Oct. 1983 - Sept. 1985: D.E.U.G. A (MP), University of Nice
    Diploma of General Study in Mathematics and Physics from, University of Nice​​​​​​​
    With highest distinction (Très Bien), 1985 Valedictorian

Institutional Responsibilities

  • 2019 – Present   TUM Academic Lead, Imperial College London-Technical University of Munich (ICLTUM) Joint Academy of Doctoral Studies
  • 2018 – Present   Sector Lead for Healthcare, Munich School of Robotics and Machine Intelligence
  • 2009 – present   Founder and Director of Master studies program in Biomedical Computing at Department of Computer Science, Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany

Commissions Of Trust

  • 2016 – present   Scientific Advisory Board, ICCAS, Innovation Center Computer Assisted Surgery, Medical School, Universität Leipzig
  • 2018 – present   Scientific Advisory Board, Weiss Institute, University College London,  Sponsored by Wellcome Trust & ESPRC (13M Pound budget)
  • 2015 – present   Scientific Advisory Board, Guided Instrumentation for Fetal Surgery and Therapy, Wellcome Trust & ESPRC, University College London (11M Pound)
  • 2013 – 2021 Scientific Advisory Board, Institute of Image-Guided Surgery (IHU), France (100M€ budget)

Keynote Speeches

  • Plenary Speaker, ISBI 2022, February 2022, India
  • Precognition workshop, CVPR 2021, USA
  • Medical Computer Vision Workshop, CVPR 2021, USA
  • Plenary Speaker, MICCAI 2017, Quebec, Canada
  • Hamlyn Symposium, June 2015
  • College de France, June 2014
  • SPIE Medical 2013
  • International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR), Tsukuba, Japan, Nov. 2012
  • Workshop on Biomedical Image Registration (WBIR), Nashville, USA, July 2012
  • Reconnaissance des Formes et l'Intelligence Artificielle,  France, Jan. 2012.
  • Games for Health Europe, Amsterdam, October 24-25, 2011
  • Augmented Environments for Computer Assisted Interventions (AE-CAI 2011)
  • IAPR Conference on Machine Vision Applications (MVA 2011)
  • 6th International Symposium on Visual Computing (ISVC 2010)
  • InterMedia: The European Research Network of Excellence (May 2010)
  • Congreso Espanol de Informatica Grafica (CEIG 2009)
  • 4th International Workshop on Medical Imaging and Augmented Reality
  • MICCAI Workshop on Image Guidance and Computer Assistance for Soft-Tissue Interventions
  • 9th Mexican Symposium on Computer Aided Surgery and Medical Image Processing / MEXCAS 2008
  • Talk at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School on May 12. 2008
  • Keynote Speech at MIAR 2008, in Tokyo
  • Keynote Speech at IGSTI’08
  • Invited talk at National Center for Simulation and UCF's new College of Medicine at University of Central Florida in Orlando, 2008
  • Invited Talk at the European Congress of Radiology 2008 in Vienna, Austria
  • International Workshop on Vision, Modeling and Visualization (VMV'05), Nov. 2005
  • 3rd „Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Computer- und Roboterassistierte Chirurgie (CURAC'04)“, October 2004.
  • IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR’03)
  • Die Deusche Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Mustererkennung (DAGM 2001)

Selected Publications

  • F Milletari, N Navab, SA Ahmadi
    V-net: Fully convolutional neural networks for volumetric medical image segmentation
    2016 fourth international conference on 3D vision (3DV), 565-571 [5340 citations]
  • I Laina, C Rupprecht, V Belagiannis, F Tombari, N Navab
    Deeper depth prediction with fully convolutional residual networks
    2016 Fourth international conference on 3D vision (3DV), 239-248 [1555 citations]
  • S Hinterstoisser, V Lepetit, S Ilic, S Holzer, G Bradski, K Konolige, N Navab
    Model based training, detection and pose estimation of texture-less 3d objects in heavily cluttered scenes, Asian conference on computer vision, 548-562 [1010 citations]
  • W Kehl, F Manhardt, F Tombari, S Ilic, N Navab
    Ssd-6d: Making rgb-based 3d detection and 6d pose estimation great again
    Proceedings of the IEEE international conference on computer vision, 1521-1529 [509 citations]
  • K Tateno, F Tombari, I Laina, N Navab
    Cnn-slam: Real-time dense monocular slam with learned depth prediction
    Proceedings of the IEEE conference on computer vision and pattern … [603 citations]


  • Meta Learning for Medical Image Analysis, MICCAI 2021, Strasbourg
  • Medical Augmented Reality, Summer School 2021, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Medical Augmented Reality, Summer School 2019, Zurich, Switzerland
  • MISS European Summer School, August 2014
  • Manifold Learning with Medical Images (MICCAI 2011)
  • Intensity-based Deformable Registration (MICCAI 2010)
  • ISMAR 2007 Tutorial in Computer Vision for AR: Rigid and Deformable Tracking using Markers or Scene Features, Nara, Japan
  • Medical Augmented Reality: state of art, basic technologies and future challenges, Brisbane, Australia, MICCAI 2007
  • Réalité augmentée temps reel (RFIA 2004)

Selected Professional Services

Graduated PhD Students

  • Prof. Christian Ruprecht   Departmental Lecturer, University of Oxford, Best Paper at CVPR 2020
  • Prof. Benjamin Glocker Professor, Imperial College, London, UK
  • Christian Wachinger Professor Ludwig Maximilians University, Germany
  • Prof. Diana Matheus Full Professor, Ecole des Mines de Nantes, France
  • Prof. Vasileios Belagiannis Ass. Professor, University of Ulm, Germany
  • Prof. Seong Tae Kim Ass. Professor, Kyung Hee University, South Korea
  • Prof. Mattias Unberath Ass. Professor, Johns Hopkins University, USA
  • Prof. Daniel Roth Ass. Professor, University of Erlangen, Germany
  • Prof. Tolga Bridal  Lecturer, Imperial College, London, UK
  • Dr. Nicolas Padoy Professor Chair of Excellence, University of Strasbourg, France
  • Dr. Wolfgang Wein CEO, ImFusion GmbH. Munich, Germany
  • Prof. Mingchuan Zhou Ass. Professor, Zhejiang University, Harbin, China
  • Dr. Shadi Albarqouni Young Research Group Leader, Helmholtz, Germany
  • Dr. Tingying Ping Young Research Group Leader, Helmholtz, Germany
  • Dr. Jörg Traub Managing Director, Forum Medtech e. V., Germany
  • Dr. Razvan Ionasec CTO Healthcare EMEA at Amazon Web Services (AWS), Germany
  • Dr. Selen Atasoy
    Research Fellow, Oxford University, UK
  • Dr. Olivier Pauly
    Senior Software Engineer at Intrinsic, an Alphabet company, Germany
  • Prof. Victor Castaneda
    Assistant Professor, Medical School, University of Chile, Chile
  • Dr. Oliver Kutter
    Project manager, Stryker, Germany
  • Dr. Thomas Wendler
    CTO SurgicEye GmbH, Germany
  • Dr. Arash Taki
    Market Development Manager at Covidien, Medtronic, Germany
  • Dr. Martin Groher
    CEO, MicroDIMENSIONS, Germany
  • Dr. Marco Feuerstein
    COO, MicroDIMENSIONS, Germany
  • Dr. Hauke Heibel
    CTO, MicroDIMENSIONS, Germany
  • Dr. Mirko Appel
    Project manager, Innovation, Siemens Healthineers, Germany
  • Dr. Matthias Mitschke
    Project manager, Siemens Healthineers , Germany
  • Dr. Abouzar Eslami
    Project manager, Zeiss MedTech , Germany
  • Prof. Asad Safi
    Professor, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan
  • Prof. Anabel Martin-Gonzalez
    Professor at University of Mérida, Mexico
  • Prof. Christoph Bichlmeier
    Professor at the Hochschule Kempten, Germany
  • Dr. Tobias Sielhorst​​​​​​​
    ​​​​​​​Software Architect @ dSPACEGmbH
  • Dr. Michael Loser (co-supervision)
    Project manager, Siemens Healthcare​​​​​​​
  • Dr. Ruxandra Lasowski
    Postdoc within the Statistical geometry processing group Max Planck Institute


  • Member of Akademia Eurpaea (The Academy of Europe), 2022
  • Enduring Impact Award, Most prestigious award of MICCAI Society, October 2021
  • IEEE Fellow 2022
  • 10 Years Lasting Impact Award, IEEE ISMAR, October 2015
  • Guest Professorship Award, Balgrist Research Foundation, Zurich, 2017-2020
  • Fellow of MICCAI Society, October 4, 2012
  • Innovation Award, Society for Medical Innovation and Technology (SMIT), 2010
  • Siemens Inventor of the Year 2001

Selected Senior/Co Author Awards

  • Ben GlockerFrancois Erbsmann Prize -- IPMI 2007
  • Christoph BichelmeirSiemens Excellence Award
  • Darko ZikicSiemens Excellence Award
  • Tobias LasserSiemens Excellence Award
  • Mirko AppelWinner of Commerzbank-Dissertationspreis 2005
  • Tobias Blum: IEEE ISMAR 2005 NDI Best Paper Award
  • Tobias Sielhorst: IEEE ISMAR 2005 NDI Best Paper Award
  • Daniel Ostler, Best Paper Award, IPCAI 2019
  • Bastian Beer, IJCARS Special Issue, Best Paper Award, MICCAI 2019
  • Bastian Beer, Young Scientist Award, MICCAI 2018
  • Sasan Matinfar, Young Scientist Award, MICCAI 2017
  • Sailesh Conjeti, Medical Image Analysis, Best Paper Award, MICCAI 2016
  • Marco Esposito, IJCARS Special Issue, Best Paper Award, MICCAI 2016
  • Benjamin Gutierez Becker: Young Scientist Award, MICCAI 2016
  • Christoph Bauer, Best Paper Award, MIAR 2016
  • Nicola Rieke: Young Scientist Award, MICCAI 2015
  • Sebastien Pöstrel: Winner Prostate Cancer Dream Challenge, 2015
  • Alexander Duliu: Best Paper Award, Digital Heritage 2015
  • Christian Schulte zu Berge: Best Paper Award, IPCAI 2014
  • Oliver Zettinig: Young Scientist Award, MICCAI 2013
  • Loren Schwarz: Outstanding Paper Award, IEEE FG, 2011
  • Loren Schwarz: Best Paper Award, AMDO 2010
  • Sasa Gbric: Young scientist award, MICCAI 2010
  • Lejing Wang: Young scientist award, MICCAI 2009
  • Nicolas Padoy: Best Paper Award at VOEC Workshop - ICCV 2009
  • Thomas Wendler: 1st prize at the international Intel®+UC Berkeley Technology Entrepreneurship Challenge
  • Tassilo Klein: Siemens Excellence Award 2008
  • Tobias Bum: Siemens Excellence Award 2008
  • Stefan Hinterstoisser: Siemens Excellence Award 2008
  • Thomas Wendler: DAAD Award 2007
  • Wolfgang Wein: MICCAI Award 2007
  • Christian Wachinger: Siemens Excellence Award 2007
  • Ben Glocker: Siemens Excellence Award 2007

US Patents

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International Patents

  • EP1092210     Device and method for constructing a virtual installation model
  • DE10049103    Vorrichtung zur Überlagerung von Röntgen-Videobildern
  • DE10030633    Verfahren und Vorrichtung zur dreidimensionalen Rekonstruktion von Röntgenbildern unter Anwendung eines virtuellen Detektors
  • DE10047314    Verfahren zur Erzielung eines virtuellen Kontrastmittels für erweiterte Angioskopie
  • JP01029342    Method and apparatus using a virtual detector for 3D reconstruction from x-ray images
  • JP01149361    Method for providing a virtual contrast agent for augmented angioscopy
  • JP01149362    Apparatus for superimposition of X-ray and video