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Membership is open to researchers affiliated to either ERCIM-member institutes or non-ERCIM organisations.

For membership applications please contact the chairman (contact) of the Working Group.

ERCIM member institutes



Consiglio Nazionale delle Recerche (CNR)

Giuseppe Pontrelli

IAC (Instituto per le Applicazioni del Calcolo) - CNR
Viale del Policlinico, 137
00161 Roma, Italy

  • mathematical modelling for fluid-wall interaction,
  • blood flow in highly deformable (distensible, collapsible) vessels,
  • computational algorithms and numerical simulation.

[1]Andrea Ripoli
Computational Biomechanics Lab
Italian National Research Council
Clinical Physiology Institute and Physics Department
University of Pisa

  • multiphysics multiscale mathematical models
    (left ventricle, thoracic aorta, carotid)
  • finite element code,
  • parallel computing, grid computing,
  • biomedical signal analysis.
  • + MR, HCT and IVUS availability
    (cooperation of the Radiology, Interventional Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery Departments)

Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH)

Daphne Manoussaki
Applied Mathematics department
Institute of Applied and Computational Mathematics (IACM) - FORTH
University of Crete
Knossos Avenue
GR-71409 Heraklion, Crete

  • from image data to surface triangulation and mesh generation,
  • physics-based triangulation, error estimation and mesh adaptivity (local coarser or finer domain discretization is based on features and limitations of the adopted blood--vessel-wall model),
  • mathematical modeling of blood and vascular tissue,
  • computational algorithms, numerical simulation.

Fraunhofer Gesellschaft (FhG)

Martin Hofmann
Johannes Linden
Anton Schueller
Clemens Thole
Klaus Wolf
Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing (SCAI)

Schloss Birlinghoven
D-53754 Sankt Augustin

  • coupled models, development of coupling tools,
  • computational algorithms, numerical simulation,
  • adaptive multigrid techniques, algebraic multigrid,
  • parallel computing.

Institut National de la Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique


Marc Thiriet
REO team
INRIA Rocquencourt
B.P. 105

F-78153 Le Chesnay Cedex
Laboratoire Jacques-Louis Lions (LJLL)
Université Pierre et Marie Curie
BC 187
F-75252 Paris Cedex 05

  • mathematical modelling of biofluid flows,

Swiss Association for Research in Information Technology (SARIT)

Simone Deparis
Alfio Quarteroni
Chair of Modelling and Scientific Computing (DMA)
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
CH - 1015 Lausanne

  • mathematical modeling of blood and vascular tissue,
  • computational algorithms, numerical simulation,
  • multiscale coupling.

Gabor Szekely
Medical Image Analysis and Visualization Group (BIWI)

Computer Vision Laboratory
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
ETH-Zentrum Gloriastr. 35,
CH-8092 Zurich

Esra Neufeld
Dominik Szczerba
[2] IT'IS
ETH Zentrum

Michael Oberle

Schmid & Partner Engineering AG (SPAEG)
Zeughausstrasse 43
CH - 8004 Zurich

Vartan Kurtcuoglu
Laboratory of Thermodynamics in Emerging Technologies (ETH-LTNT)

  • surgical training simulators
  • identification of pathological alterations in vessel wall (like calcifications) in volumetric radiological data
  • fast modelling of elastomechanical soft tissue behaviour
  • blood flow simulation
  • computer graphics
  • Health Support Systems

non-ERCIM organisations



Denis Doorly
John Michael Graham

Joaquim Peiro
Spencer Sherwin
Department of Aeronautics
Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
UK - London SW7 2AZ

  • from image data to mesh generation,
  • computational algorithms, numerical simulations.

Luca Formaggia
Modellistica e Calcolo Scientifico (MOX)
(Modeling and Scientific Computing)
Dipartimento di Matematica "F. Brioschi"
"La Nave" Building, VIth Floor
Politecnico di Milano

Piazza L. da Vinci 32
20133 MILANO

  • mathematical modeling of blood flows,
  • computational algorithms, numerical simulation,
  • mesh adaptivity, error estimates for FEM.

Uwe Janoske

BA Mosbach
Leiter Studiengang Virtual Engineering
Berufsakademie Mosbach / University of Cooperative Education
Lohrtalweg 10

Catalin Fetita
Françoise Préteux
Unité de Projets ARTEMIS
Institut National des Telecommunications
F-91011 Evry Cedex

  • image processing (airways)
  • virtual endoscopy

Luc Soler

Hôpital Civil
F-67091 Strasbourg Cedex

  • virtual reality,
  • surgical training and treatment planning systems.

Nicolas Passat
LSIIT, UMR 7005 CNRS/ULP (équipe MIV)
ULP, Strasbourg 1

André Garon
Département Génie Mécanique

Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal
C.P. 6079, Succursale Centre-ville
Montréal, H3C 3A7, Canada

  • flow experiments,
  • cardiac ventricle prosthesis,
  • mathematical modeling of blood flows,
  • stents.

Michel Delfour
Centre de Recherches Mathématiques (CRM)
Département de Mathématiques et de Statistiques
Université de Montréal

Case postale 6128
Montréal (Québec), H3C 3J7, Canada

  • shell and optimization,
  • stents.

Yves Bourgault

Département de mathématiques et de statistiques (DMS)
Université d'Ottawa
585 av.King Edward, C.P.450, Succ.A
Ottawa (Ont), K1N 6N5, Canada

  • modeling of particle flows,
  • spiral waves.

André Fortin
Département de mathématiques et de statistiques (DMS)

Université Laval
Québec, G1K-7P4, Canada

  • finite element modeling
  • heat transfer, cryotherapy modeling
  • mesh adaptation

Denis Laurendeau
Département génie électrique et génie informatique
Laboratoire de vision et systèmes numériques
Pavillon Adrien-Pouliot
Université Laval

QUEBEC, Canada G1K 7P4T

  • SKALPEL-ICT : simulation kernel applied to the planning and evaluation of image guided cryotherapy,
  • Contributions to the field of 3D modeling from range data and to the development of active stereovision platforms
  • Environnement générique d'apprentissage visuel du mouvement pour un système intellignet
  • MONNET - Monitoring of Extended Premises: Tracking Pedestrians Using a Network of Loosely Coupled Cameras

Suncica Canic
Roland Glowinski
Department of Mathematics
University of Houston
4800 Calhoun Road
Houston, TX 77204-3476

  • finite element modeling
  • 1D blood flow modeling
  • fluid-structure interaction

Tony W. H. Sheu
Scientific Computing and Cardiovascular Simulation (SCCS)
National Taiwan University
73 Chou-Shan Rd.

Taipei, Taiwan 106
Republic of China

  • mathematical modeling of blood flows,
  • hemodynamic studies in coronary artery with 3D stent,
  • hemodynamic study in coronary artery-bypass vessel,
  • microcirculation in liver cells,
  • surgical planning tool for TACE ,
  • transfer phenomena in human meridian system.

Michel Bercovier
MB web
School of Computer Science and Engineering
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Safra Campus -Givat Ram
Jerusalem 91904, Israel

  • finite element method in fluid flows
  • computer-aided geometry for design
  • optimal control applied to CAGD
  • distributed or highly parallel computing

Horace Ho-Shing Ip
Raymond Wong Hau San
AIMtech Centre of the Dpt of Computer Sciences
City University of Hong Kong

Tat Chee Av.
Kowloon, Hong Kong

  • Pattern Recognition
  • Image Analysis & Visual Information Retrieval
  • Computer Graphics & Virtual Reality
  • Multimedia Document & Workflow Systems

Daniel Racoceanu (CNRS)
Wee Kheng Leow (NUS)
IPAL (Image Perception, Access & Language, UMI CNRS 2955)
French-Singaporean International Joint Laboratory

School of Computing
National University of Singapore
Singapore 117590
I2R site
Institute for Infocomm Research, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
1 Fusionopolis Way, #21-01, Connexis, South Tour, Singapore 138632

  • Medical image quantification, segmentation and classification
  • Medical Image retrieval

LOU Jing
A*STAR - Institute of High Performance Computing

  • Multiphase flow and mass/heat transfer modelling
  • Fluid-structure interaction
  • Biofluid mechanics

Takami Yamaguchi
Takuji Ishikawa
Dpt. Bioengineering and Robotics
Tohoku University
6-6-01, Aoba, Aramaki, Aoba-ku,
Sendai 980-8579, Japan

  • Physiological flows

Sanjeev Kumar
Department of Mathematics
B.R. Ambedkar University
IBS, Khandari Campus

Agra 282002 India

  • mathematical modeling
  • fuzzy mathematics