WiDS 2024

Francesca Manni

WiDS Maastricht Conference 2024 - Tech Talk Speaker 3

Dr. Francesca Manni
Dr. Francesca Manni

Dr. Francesca Manni is a Clinical Scientist at Philips and a guest researcher at Eindhoven University of Technology. Francesca has a background in biomedical engineering and computer vision, with a focus on AI for medical imaging. She obtained her Ph.D. at Eindhoven University of Technology, where she has worked in close collaboration with leading EU hospitals. She focused on the development and application of novel imaging/sensing technologies such as hyperspectral imaging, to build specific solutions for tumor detection and minimally invasive surgery.  Her dissertation work resulted in applying novel algorithms for patient tracking during spinal surgery and cancer detection.

After that, Francesca was an AI & Data Scientist at Philips Research from 2021 to 2023. She has worked within the AI for vision field, enabling AI solutions in healthcare as well as for the deployment of AI algorithms in many European hospitals. During this period she has led the Healthcare group at the Big Data Value Association (BDVA).

Francesca's research is reported in numerous international peer-reviewed scientific journals and top international conference proceedings in the field of computer vision, image-guided interventions and AI privacy preserving techniques.

At the WiDS Maastricht Conference on Thursday 7 March 2024, Dr. Manni will hold the third Tech Talk, entitled "Artificial intelligence for image-guided surgery".