Holger Roth


Since August 2016, I am Assistant Professor (Research) at Mori Laboratory, Nagoya University, Japan. My current research is focusing on the application of deep learning methods for medical image analysis, multi-scale computational anatomy, and computer-aided detection and diagnosis.


I started my undergraduate degree in 2003 in Electrical Engineering at the University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt, Germany.

My first research during my studies was conducted in 2007 during an internship at the Fraunhofer Institute in Fürth (Germany), specialising in Computed Tomography (CT) for non-destructive testing.

I subsequently gained an MSc in Vision, Image and Signal Processing at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh in 2008, working on computer vision algorithms for autonomous underwater vehicles.

In 2009, I started a PhD at the Centre for Medical Image Computing at University College London, UK, under the supervision of Prof. David Hawkes and Dr. Jamie McClelland. I specialised in the registration of highly deformable organs such as the colon and navigation for colonoscopy.

From 2013 to 2016, I was a Visiting Research Fellow the Imaging Biomarkers and CAD Lab at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Centers, Bethesda, USA, with Dr. Ronald Summers and Dr. Le Lu.


Visiting Research Fellow                                                                                                                   

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December 2013 – July 2016Bethesda, MD 20892, USA

Imaging Biomarkers and Computer-Aided Diagnosis Laboratory

University College London

Research Associate at Centre for Medical Image Computing

University College London
Jul 2013 – Dec 2013 (6 months)London, United Kingdom
University College London

University College London April 2009 – December 2013 (4 years 9 months)

PhD Student in Medical Physics and Bioengineering
- Establishing the spatial correspondence
between CT colonography data sets
- Non-rigid registration of colonic surfaces
- Automated biopsy guidance for optical

Software Engineer

Dürr Dental AG
February 2009 – March 2009 (2 months)Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany

Development of digital diagnostic imaging software for dentistry and non-destructive testing

MSc student

Ocean Systems Laboratory at Heriot-Watt University
April 2008 – August 2008 (5 months)Edinburgh, United Kingdom

- Computer Vision for an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle
- Visual camera motion estimation and video mosaicking of underwater scenes
- Participated at SAUC-E 2008 in Brest, France, and won competition

Graduand (Diplomand)

Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS
March 2007 – August 2007 (6 months)Erlangen, Germany

Multi-Material Segmentation of industrial 3D computer-tomographical data using foreknowledge

Profession practical semester

Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC
September 2006 – February 2007 (6 months)Würzburg, Germany

Development of an ultrasonic converter, working at high temperatures