Guido Gerig, PhD

Guido Gerig, PhD

Department Chair, Institute Professor

Computer Science & Engineering


Guido Gerig is Department Chair and Institute Professor at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. He has been appointed as a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical  and  Biological  Engineering (AIMBE) in 2010.

Starting image analysis with applications to satellite imaging, he became increasingly interested in driving problems from medicine, tackled in close multidisciplinary collaboration between medicine, engineering, and statistics. His research supports a number of clinical imaging research studies with novel, innovative image analysis methodologies related to segmentation, registration, atlas building, shape analysis, and image statistics. Driving clinical problems include research in schizophrenia, autism, multiple sclerosis, Huntington's disease, studies of infants at risk for mental illness, and in general analysis of anatomical changes due to disease, therapy and recovery. Gerig's research resulted in various new image analysis methodologies for nonlinear processing, multi-scale segmentation and shape analysis, some of them first and seminal to the field. Applications resulted in new clinical research discoveries such as vulnerability for schizophrenia, differences in brain development in infants with autism, and correlation of shape atrophy with risk status in Huntington's. New tools and methods are developed as open source software and made available to the public, including teaching materials and hands-on training workshops.

Guido Gerig was previously USTAR Professor of Computer Science at the University of Utah (2007-2015) establishing the Utah Center for Neuroimage Analysis (UCNIA), Taylor Grandy Professor of Computer Science and Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1998-2007) launching the UNC Neuro Image Research and Analysis Laboratories (NIRAL), and Assistant Professor at ETH Zurich (1993-1998). Gerig holds several awards from Utah and UNC for Excellence in Teaching.

Journal Articles

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Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH-Z), 1987


Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH-Z), 1981



University of Utah

USTAR Professor

From: July 2007 to June 2015

University of North Carolina UNC

Taylor Grandy Professor

From: July 1998 to June 2007

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH

Assistant Professor

From: July 1993 to June 1998

Awards + Distinctions

  • 2010: Elected Fellow  of  the  American  Institute  for  Medical  and  Biological  Engineering (AIMBE)
  • 2010  Dean's letter University of Utah for Excellence in Teaching
  • 2009:  Fellow of the Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Interven-
    tion (MICCAI) Society
  • 2009:  ISMRM  (Int  Society  for  Magnetic  Resonance  in  Medicine):  Outstanding Teacher Award
  • 2006, 2004, 1999: Student Teaching Awards, UNC Chapel Hill, Dept. Computer Science

Research Interests

Image Processing & Analysis

Medical Image Processing

3D Computer Vision

Shape Analysis

Spatiotemporal Modeling

General / Collaborative Research

  1. NYU Poly, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, jointly with Juliana Freire/ Claudio Silva / Rumi Chunara, "Infrastructure to support collaborative scientific discovery"
  2. NYU Langone Medical Center, Department of Radiology, Daniel K. Sodickson, MD, PhD, "4D mapping".
  3. NYU Langone Medical Center, Department of Ophthalmology, R. Theodore Smith, MD, "Analysis of Hyperspectral Image Data"
  4. NYU  Langone Medical Center, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Francisco X. Castellanos, "Novel diffusion imaging quality control and analysis".
  5. Kitware Inc ( "Web-based infrastructure for comparison and validation of image computing methods", NIH-NIBIB grant.
  6. University of Iowa, Department of Psychiatry: "4D Shape Analysis for Modeling Spatiotemporal Change Trajectories in Huntington's", NIH-NIMH grant.
  7. University of North Carolina, Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities, "Autism Centers of Excellence (ACE) Network", NIH grant.
  8. University of Utah, "Down syndrome: Bridging Genes, Brain and Cognition", NIH grant.
  9. University of Pennsylvania U-Penn, "Continued Development and Maintenance of ITK-SNAP 3D Image Segmentation", NIH-NIBIB grant.
  10. Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital, "NIH Roadmap for Medical Research - NA-MIC", NIH-NIBIB grant.