Prof. dr. Jan Cornelis

Emeritus Professor; Pro Vice Rector International Policy at VUB

Senior Advisor to the BDA

Fields of Specialization:

  • University Governance,  Information and Communication Technology, Digital Image and Video Processing

Short bio:

Jan Cornelis is Emeritus Professor with part time research appointment at VUB.  He studied electromechanical engineering and obtained a PhD in the field of biomedical engineering. He coordinates the IRIS research group on computer vision, image processing. He has been HoD Electronics and Informatics (ETRO), Vicerector R&D, coordinator Technology Transfer and Vicerector International Policy at VUB, Deputy Head of Cabinet of the Minister of Innovation, Co-founder of the BI3 and Qbic incubation funds, board member at IMEC and VIB. He is consultant professor at NPU-Xi’an and visiting professor at UO-Cuba. He received the Friendship State Award – PR China, 2015.


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