Bennett A. Landman appointed as the next Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Medical Imaging

Bennett A. Landman will become the new editor-in-chief of the Journal of Medical Imaging (JMI) on Jan. 1, 2024. Landman, a professor and chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, succeeds the journal’s current Editor-in-Chief Maryellen Giger, who inaugurated the role in 2014.

Bennett Landman

Inducted as an SPIE Fellow in 2022, Landman served as co-chair of the SPIE Medical Imaging Image Processing Conference from 2017 to 2021. He has been actively involved with JMI as an author and reviewer. At Vanderbilt, he holds university appointments in computer science, biomedical engineering, radiology and radiological sciences, psychiatry and behavioral sciences, biomedical informatics, and neurology. His research concentrates on applying image-processing technologies to leverage large-scale imaging studies to improve our understanding of individual anatomy and personalized medicine.

Landman has received grant funding from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Department of Defense. He is highly collaborative and has worked with over 340 co-authors across disciplines, career stages, and institutions, resulting in more than 420 peer-reviewed publications and over 15,800 citations.

“The Journal of Medical Imaging is an essential venue for interdisciplinary imaging research, and I am excited to continue Dr. Giger’s and the editorial board’s commitment to excellent science with equitable access and tangible societal impact,” says Landman. “We have an incredible opportunity to engage with the artificial intelligence revolution across the diverse and convergent areas of medical imaging science within SPIE’s areas of interest.”

Landman received his Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 2008 and served on the faculty of Vanderbilt’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from 2010 to 2021. In July 2021, he joined and became the first chair of the newly formed Electrical and Computer Engineering Department.

“SPIE is thrilled to welcome Bennett Landman to the helm of the Journal of Medical Imaging,” says SPIE Journals Manager Gwen Weerts. “He brings in-depth knowledge of scholarly publishing, along with years of leadership in the medical imaging community. I am confident that he will build on the strong foundation established by the founding Editor-in-Chief Maryellen Giger.

Landman has served as founding director of the Center for Computational Imaging at the Vanderbilt University Institute of Image Science and as chair of the faculty advisory board of the Vanderbilt University Advanced Computing Center for Research and Education. He is currently the principal scientist of ImageVU, Vanderbilt’s clinical data reuse initiative in the Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences. He also is affiliated with the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering, the Vanderbilt Brain Institute, and the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center.

JMI, one of 14 journals published by SPIE in the SPIE Digital Library, publishes peer-reviewed articles on fundamental and translational research and applications within medical imaging.

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