Habib Zaidi is Senior Physicist and Head of the PET Instrumentation and Neuroimaging Laboratory at Geneva University Hospital. He received the Ph.D. degree and habilitation (P.D) in medical physics from Geneva University. His academic accomplishments in the area of quantitative PET imaging have been well recognized by the Medical School of Geneva University, which elected him to become faculty member. Dr. Zaidi is actively involved in developing imaging solutions for cutting-edge interdisciplinary biomedical research and clinical diagnosis in addition to lecturing undergraduate and postgraduate courses on medical physics and medical imaging. His research centres on modelling nuclear medical imaging systems using the Monte Carlo method, dosimetry, image correction, reconstruction, and quantification techniques in emission tomography as well as statistical image analysis and novel design of high-resolution PET scanners. He was guest editor for two special issues dedicated to medical image segmentation and PET instrumentation and novel quantitative techniques and serves as member of the editorial board or scientific reviewer for leading journals in medical physics, nuclear medicine, and scientific computing. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and Vice Chair of the professional relations committee of the IOMP. He is a recipient of many awards and distinctions among which the prestigious 2003 Young Investigator Medical Imaging Science Award given by the Nuclear Medical and Imaging Sciences Technical Committee of the IEEE and the 2004 Mark Tetalman Memorial Award given by the Society of Nuclear Medicine. Dr. Zaidi has been an invited speaker of many keynote lectures at an international level, has authored over 160 publications, including high-ranking peer-reviewed journal articles, conference proceedings, and book chapters, and is the editor of two textbooks on therapeutic applications of Monte Carlo calculations in nuclear medicine and quantitative analysis in nuclear medicine imaging.
Biography Updated on 18 June 2007