Thomas M. Deserno (born as Lehmann) received the Diploma (Masters degree) in electrical engineering (School of Engineering), the PhD (summa cum laude) in computer science (School of Science), and the habilitation in medical informatics (School of Medicine) from the Aachen University of Technology (RWTH), Aachen, Germany, in 1992, 1998, and 2004, respectively. Since 2007, he is full professor of medical informatics. In 1992, he was research scientist at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, RWTH Aachen. Since 1992 he has been with the Department of Medical Informatics, Medical Faculty, RWTH Aachen, where he currently heads the Division of Medical Image Processing. He co-authored a textbook on image processing for the medical sciences (Springer, Berlin, 1997) and edited the Handbook of Medical Informatics (Hanser, Munich, 2005) as well as a book on Biomedical Image Processing within the series on Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering (Springer, Heidelberg, 2011). His research interests include discrete realizations of continuous image transforms, medical image processing applied to quantitative measurements for computer-assisted diagnoses, and content-based image retrieval from large medical databases. Dr. Deserno received the DAGM-Preis '93. The award from the German Association for Pattern Recognition was given for his work on automatic strabometry using Hough transform and covariance filtering. In 1998, he received the Borcher's Medal from the RWTH Aachen for his work on medical image registration and interpolation. He served as president of the working group Medical Image Processing within the German Society of Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology (GMDS) and Chairman of the IEEE Joint Chapter Engineering in Medicine and Biology (IEEE German Section). Dr. Deserno is senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentations Engineering (SPIE), where he is member of the Program Committee of the annually International Symposium of Medical Imaging. He is a member of the International Association of Dentomaxillofacial Radiology (IADMFR), and serves on the International Editorial Boards of Dentomaxillofacial Radiology, Methods of Information in Medicine, World Journal of Radiology, GMS Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology (MIBE), and he is Co-editor Europe of the International Journal of Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics.