Dr. Isabel Dregely

Head of Competence Center Artificial Intelligence & Data Analytics

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Education

  • 09/2005 – 12/2010 PhD in Physics, University of New Hampshire, Durham, USA 
  • 09/2005 – 12/2010 MSc in Physics, University of New Hampshire, Durham, USA 
  • 10/2002 – 08/2005  Vordiplom, Universität Stuttgart, Germany 

Professional Activities

  • 06/2021 – present  Lead Competence Center Artificial Intelligence & Data Analytics, Fachhochschule Technikum Wien, Vienna, Austria 
    • Leading a team to provide teaching and research in data analytics and artificial intelligence  
  • 11/2020 – 06/2021 Senior Lecturer, King’s College London, London, UK 
    • Lead an interdisciplinary research team  
    • Obtained and managed a research budget of > £ 1 million  
  • 10/2015 – 06/2021 Lecturer, King’s College London, London, UK 
    • Lead an interdisciplinary research team that uses medical image processing, engineering innovation and direct clinical translation towards precision imaging for cancer patients 
    • Setup and completed pilot clinical trials 
    • Translated technology to product with industry collaborators (SME1 and startup2) 
    • Taught and coordinated STEM modules in the higher education sector 
  • 09/2013 – 09/2015 Post-Doctoral Fellow, Dept of Radiological Sciences, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA 
  • 01/2011 – 08/2013 MR Physicist, Nuclear Medicine, Technical University Munich, Germany 
  • 01/2010 – 12/2010 Research Assistant, Physics Dept, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, USA 
  • 08/2009 – 12/2009 Research Assistant, Radiology Dept, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA 
  • 02/2008 – 07/2009 Research Assistant, Harvard-MIT Martinos Center, Boston, MA, USA 
  • 08/2007 – 01/2008 Research Assistant, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard, Boston, MA, USA 
  • 01/2006 – 07/2007 Research Assistant, Physics Dept, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, USA 

Research Funding – Competence Center AIDA at UAS Technikum Wien

  • 2022 – 2025   „ADSiM - Automatische Detektion von Störeinfüssen im Monitoring von Bahnlärm unter Anwendung von KI“.  Forschungsfördergesellschaft (FFG), Betrag: € 299.000. Projektleiter: Matthias Blaickner 
  • 9/2022 – 2/2024 „KITE – Kompetenzaufbau zur nachhaltigen Nutzung datenbasierter künstlicher Intelligenz Technologien im Energiebereich.“ Forschungsfördergesellschaft (FFG), Betrag: € 167.000. Projektleiterin: Isabel Dregely 

Research Funding – before UAS Technikum Wien

  • 12/2020 – 06/2021  UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship: “DIFFERENCE: DIFFusion magnetic resonance imaging with Enhanced Resolution ENCoding - Precision Imaging in Cancer” (£1.3m), Projektleiterin: Isabel Dregely 
  • 10/2018 – 10/2022 EPSRC and Siemens Healthcare co-funded 4-year PhD student project (2nd supervisor): “AIM: Automated Imaging of bone marrow in Myeloma using whole body magnetic resonance imaging (WBMRI) & dual energy computed tomography (DECT) with deep learning” (£ 96k), Projektleiterin: Isabel Dregely 
  • 01/2018 – 01/2024 NIHR funded PhD studentship (2nd supervisor): “Standardisation of PET and MR imaging to guide radiotherapy treatment planning.” 
  • 10/2016 – 10/2017 King’s Health Partner’s Research and Development Challenge Fund: “Operator-independent PET/MR imaging: Developing a better diagnostic test of prostate cancer aggressiveness”, (£ 74k), Projektleiterin: Isabel Dregely 
  • 09/2016 – 09/2020 EPSRC and Siemens Healthcare co-funded 4-year PhD student project: “A push-button PET/MR method for multi-modality cancer imaging” (£ 96k), Projektleiterin: Isabel Dregely 
  • 01/2012 – 08/2013 German ministry for business and technology (“BMWi”):  “Development of PET compatible MR coils for simultaneous PET/MR imaging” (Euro 174k), Projektleiterin: Isabel Dregely 

Awards 

  • UK Research and Innovation Future Leaders Fellow3 
  • Junior Fellow ISMRM (International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine)4  
  • ISMRM Magna Cum Laude Award (for my mentee Elisa Roccia) 
  • ESMRMB Cum Laude Award (for my mentee Rohini Shankar)  
  • Stipend “The future of molecular imaging” workshop, Recife Brazil (Newton Fund) 
  • 2x Travel Stipends SNM (Society of Nuclear Medicine) Meetings in Canada and USA 
  • 4x Travel Stipends, ISMRM International Scientific Meetings  
  • Magna Cum Laude Merit Award, ISMRM 20th Meeting, Melbourne, Australia  
  • Young Investigator Award, Molecular Imaging & Biology Oncology Meeting, Nice, France 
  • Young Investigator Award (W.S. Moore)5, (W.S. Moore), ISMRM 19th Meeting, Montreal, Canada  
  • Fulbright Fellowship, Academic Exchange Program USA – Germany  
  • Kempfler-Award for best 'Abitur' (A-level), Eggenfelden, Germany  

Journal Reviewer, Editor and Panel Membership 

Academic editor for PLOS One; Journal Reviewer for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (MRM), Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (JMRI), European Radiology, PLOS One, Frontiers in Neuroscience; Funding Body Reviewer for DAAD (German Exchange Program), Health Research Council of New Zealand; Panel Member Royal Society’s International Exchanges Panel 

Activities at UAS Technikum Wien 

  • Lead Competence Center Artificial Intelligence & Data Analytics