MedIC lab

Medical Imaging and Cognition LaboratoryBrainOnly

Members (work in progress)


Willem Huijbers (PI) is an Assistant Professor in Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence (AI) at Tilburg University and the Jheronimus Academy for Data Science (JADS). In my  research and teaching, I combine my original (undergraduate) training in AI with my PhD and post-doctoral work on neuroscience and cognition. My current interest is mostly focused on developing  novel methods for the extraction of diagnostic information from medical images. Therefore, I started to employ deep learning on various image-based problems. These range from early detection of Alzheimer’s disease using MRI and PET images, to automatic detection of bone fractures from CT images.

Lisanne Huis in ‘t Veld (PI) – details coming soon.


Merel Jung is a post-doctoral researcher at JADS and Tilburg University. She is also visiting researcher at the Diagnostic Image Analysis Group at the Radboud University Medical Center. My current research focuses on deep learning for medical image analysis. Previously I was a post-doctoral researcher in Interaction Design at the University of Twente researching user needs for exoskeleton technologies to support elderly people. In 2107, I obtained her PhD my on the automatic recognition of human touch behavior for socially intelligent robots. My background is in psychology, I received both my bachelor’s degree (2010) and master’s degree (2012, Cum laude) at the department of Cognitive Psychology and Ergonomics at the University of Twente.

Eriko Fukuda is an Assistant Professor in Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence at Tilburg University. My research is focused on the analysis of emotional intelligence, self-concept, and personality. I conduct this research cross-culturally as well. I completed my master’s degree is in School Psychology, doctoral degree in Human Development and Learning, and postdoctoral training at the Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research at Texas Tech University. I have worked extensively with students with learning disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, depression, and autism. In addition to investigating the aforementioned research topics, my passion also lies in supporting these students’ needs by understanding their areas of risk and supporting their mastery of skills to survive in competitive academic environments and increase their quality of life

Zihao Liu (PhD student, with TISEM and Netspar)

Nils Hendrix (PhD student)

Dan Hudson (Research Assistant)

Ronja Rönnback (Research Assistant)

Bram van den Berg (Research Assistant)


  • Eric Postma is professor Artificial Intelligence at the Cognitive Science & AI department of Tilburg University. He is also affiliated to JADS in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. His research focusses on machine learning (mostly deep learning) applied to signals and images. Eric has published about his work in numerous scientific journals and at conferences. He has supervised over 20 PhD researchers.