Gerhard Friedrich

Fotocredit: Universität Klagenfurt

Chaired professor at Klagenfurt University and fellow of the European Association for Artificial Intelligence.

Gerhard Friedrich is a chaired professor at Klagenfurt University, Austria. Since 2013, he is the dean of the Faculty of Technical Sciences, where he directs the Intelligent Systems and Business Informatics research group. He received his PhD in computer science from Vienna University of Technology. Previously, he managed the R&D Department for Configuration and Diagnosis Systems at Siemens Austria. Gerhard Friedrich was a research fellow at Siemens Corporate Research and at the Stanford Research Institute. His research interests include recommender systems, knowledge-based systems, knowledge acquisition and maintenance, configuring products and services, scheduling, diagnosis and repair of processes as well as self-healing Web services. He has published many papers in highly-renowned journals in these areas, such as Artificial Intelligence, AI Magazine, Web Semantics, IEEE Intelligent Systems, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, and the International Journal of Electronic Commerce as well as a book on recommender systems at Cambridge University Press (translated into Japanese and Chinese). Prof. Friedrich served as program committee member for the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, the WWW, and the ACM Recommender Systems Conferences 2010–2012. In 2012, he became a fellow of the European Association for Artificial Intelligence, and in 2014 he was the chair of the conference on Prestigious Applications of Intelligent Systems, a subconference of the 21st European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI‘14). In 2015, Gerhard Friedrich was the joint invited speaker at the 31st International Conference on Logic Programming and the 21st International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming.

Günther Grabner

Professor at Carinthia University of Applied Sciences and high-field MR specialist.

Günther Grabner is a professor at the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences and research associate at the Centre of Excellence in High-field MR at the Medical University of Vienna, Austria, where he received his habilitation (venia docendi) in 2018. Prof. Grabner holds a degree in Medical Information Technology from the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences and a PhD from the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour at Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Before, he absolved research fellowships at the McConnell Brain Imaging Centre of McGill University in Montreal, Canada, as well as at the Biomedical Engineering Institute of the Karl Zeiss University of Applied Sciences in Jena, Germany. Günther Grabner has published several articles in in highly-renowned journals like Neuroimage, Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, European Radiology, and Frontiers of Neuroscience.

Klaus A. Hausegger

President of the Austrian Society of Radiology and Editor-in-Chief of „Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology“.

Klaus A. Hausegger is a professor of Radiology and the head of the Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology at the General Hospital of Klagenfurt, Austria. Currently, he is the president of the Austrian Society of Radiology (ÖRG) and Editor-in-Chief of CVIR, the official journal of the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE). Prof. Hausegger is a former head ad interim of the Department of Vascular and Interventional Radiology and substitute of the head of Radiology at University Hospital Graz, Austria. He is a renowned specialist in the field of interventional radiology with a special focus in vascular interventions including stentgrafts and stroke therapy. He is a constant reviewer of prestigious journals and has been executive committee member of several CIRSE meetings. He is the founding president of a biannual conference on complications in interventional radiology, now part of the European School of Interventional Radiology. Klaus Hausegger has authored or co-authored more than 110 scientific papers including a recent Multisociety Consensus Quality Improvement Revised Consensus Statement for Endovascular Therapy of Acute Ischemic Stroke.

Thomas Kau

Fotocredit: KABEG

Head of Radiology at Villach General Hospital and Initiator of the AICI Forum.

Thomas Kau is the head of the Institute of Radiology at the General Hospital of Villach, Austria, and initiator of the AICI Forum Villach. He is a board certified radiologist, neuroradiologist (EDiNR), and interventional radiologist (EBIR). After receiving his MD at Karl-Franzens-University Graz in 2003, he was trained at the Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology at Klinikum Klagenfurt, Austria, and specialized in pediatric neuroimaging including fetal MRI at the University Children’s Hospital and the University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland. His research activity mainly focuses on neuro- and vascular radiology with publications in the American Journal of Neuroradiology, European Radiology, and others. Dr. Kau is a reviewer for journals like European Radiology and Neuroradiology. In 2020, he has acquired his habilitation and venia docendi from the Medical University of Graz, Austria. 

Georg Langs

Fotocredit: Adrian Dalca

Assistant professor and head of the Computational Imaging Research Lab at Medical University of Vienna.

Georg Langs is assistant professor and head of the Computational Imaging Research Lab at the Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image-guided Therapy, Medical University of Vienna, Austria. He is research affiliate at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was research scientist from 2009 to 2011. Before joining the Medical Vision Group at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at MIT, he studied mathematics at Vienna University of Technology and computer science at Graz University of Technology and worked at the Department for Applied Mathematics at Ecole Centrale de Paris. Prof. Langs is currently focussing on the development of machine learning methods in the context of biomedical imaging data and large-scale data analysis. He is a reviewer for several conferences and journals, among them IEEE Transactions on Pattern Recogniton and Machine Intelligence and IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging. In 2018, Georg Langs gave a keynote lecture on pattern recognition in neuroimaging at the PRNI workshop in Singapore and a talk on artificial intelligence in imaging research at the European Congress of Radiology.


Helmut Prosch

Associate professor and section chief of thoracic imaging at Medical University of Vienna.

Helmut Prosch is an associate professor of radiology and section chief of thoracic imaging at the Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image-guided Therapy of the Medical University of Vienna, Austria. He obtained his medical degree in 2000 from the University of Vienna. He trained in radiology at the Otto Wagner Hospital in Vienna. Before, he worked as research fellow at the Children’s Cancer Research Institute at St. Anna Children’s Hospital in Vienna. Since 2013, Prof. Prosch has been a member of the Education and Professional Standards Committee of the European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (EFSUMB). He is a constant reviewer for journals like European Radiology and American Journal of Roentgenology. His research focuses on diagnosis and staging of lung cancer and deep learning for the diagnosis of diffuse parenchymal lung diseases. Helmut Prosch has published more than 100 articles, reviews or book chapters.


Kurt Zatloukal

Professor of pathology at Medical University of Graz, member of Academia Europaea, and corresponding member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

Kurt Zatloukal, M.D. is professor of pathology at the Medical University of Graz, Austria and head of the Diagnostic and Research Center for Molecular BioMedicine. His research focusses on molecular pathology of diseases as well as digital pathology, biobanking and related data management technologies. He coordinated the preparatory phase of the European biobanking and biomolecular research infrastructure (BBMRI-ERIC) and is director of the Austrian national node BBMRI.at. He directed the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Biospecimen Research and Biobanking Technologies. Prof. Zatloukal contributes to the development of new European standards and norms for pre-analytical processing of tissue samples for molecular testing and is member of the Austrian Standards Institute and of the scientific board for genetic testing and human gene therapy at the Austrian Ministry of Health. He was member of the OECD task force on biological resource centres and the Roadmap Working Group of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures. Kurt Zatloukal is Member of the Academia Europaea, corresponding member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, and has published over 215 scientific papers and was co-inventor of 25 patent applications.