Joost Batenburg

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Prof. Dr.



Joost Batenburg graduated in Mathematics (2002) and Computer Science (2003) at the University of Leiden, The Netherlands. From 2002 to 2006 he was a Ph.D. student at the University of Leiden and CWI in Amsterdam. He obtained his Ph.D. in Mathematics in 2006 with the thesis "Network Flow Algorithms for Discrete Tomography".

He then moved to the Vision Lab at the University of Antwerp, where he worked as an FWO Postdoctoral Fellow (2006-2010) and from March 2010 as a part-time professor for 1 day per week.

Since 1 March 2010, he is a scientific staff member at the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica
in Amsterdam, where he performs research in the field of computational imaging.


My research interests include:

  • Discrete tomography and other subjects in tomographic image reconstruction
  • Electron tomography for imaging at the nanometer scale, downto atomic resolution
  • Applications of tomography in materials science and medical imaging
  • Combinatorial optimization, modern optimization heuristics such as
    evolutionary algorithms
  • GPU computing for large-scale scientific computing
  • Image processing and computer vision
  • Inverse problems
Key publications: 
K. J. Batenburg, Palenstijn, W. J., Balazs, P., and Sijbers, J., Dynamic angle selection in binary tomography, Computer Vision and Image Understanding, vol. 117, no. 5, pp. 306–318, 2013.PDF icon Download paper (2.71 MB)
K. J. Batenburg and Sijbers, J., DART: A practical reconstruction algorithm for discrete tomography, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, vol. 20, pp. 2542-2553, 2011.PDF icon Download paper (2.12 MB)