Max A. Viergever received the MSc degree in applied mathematics in 1972 and the DSc degree with a thesis on cochlear mechanics in 1980, both from Delft University of Technology. From 1972 to 1988 he was Assistant/Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics at this university.
Since 1988 he has been Professor and Head of the Department of Medical Imaging at Utrecht University, since 1989 Professor of Physics and since 1996 Professor of Computer Science at the same university. He is founder and director of the Image Sciences Institute of the University Medical Center Utrecht, of the PhD program Medical Imaging (ImagO), and of the MSc program Biomedical Image Sciences.
He is (co)author of more than 600 refereed scientific articles on biophysics and medical imaging, guest editor of nine journal issues, (co)author/editor of 18 books, and has served as supervisor of 125 PhD theses and >150 MSc theses. His research interests comprise all aspects of medical imaging.
Max Viergever is Honorary Senator of the University of Ljubljana, Honorary Member of the Dutch Society for Pattern Recognition and Image Processing, recipient of the Catharijne Award, of the IEEE EMBS Distinguished Service Award and of the IEEE EMBS Academic Career Achievement Award, and Elected Fellow of IAPR, IEEE, IOP, and MICCAI.
He is (co)author of >15 awarded journal articles and conference presentations, and has received three citation awards. He has been editor of the Springer book series Computational Imaging and Vision, editor-in-chief of the IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, editor of the Journal of Mathematical Imaging and Vision, and has served on the editorial board of fourteen more international journals.