Stephen R. Aylward, Ph.D. is the founder of and Senior Director of Operations at Kitware’s North Carolina office. Its members provide research, consultation, and software development for academic and commercial efforts in medical imaging, computer vision, data management, and scientific visualization. Dr. Aylward’s research, funded by multiple R01s and SBIRs, has recently focused on image registration in the presence of changing pathologies and on vascular network characterization for understanding cancer progression.
Stephen received a B.S. in computer science from Purdue University, an M.S. in artificial intelligence from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. in medical image analysis from UNC. Prior to joining Kitware, Stephen was a tenured associate professor in the department of radiology at UNC. Stephen is an adjunct professor in computer science at UNC; an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging; a member of the MICCAI Board of Directors; and an active member of numerous open-source efforts, advisory committees, and conference organizational committees.