• Image processing
• Machine learning
• Scientific programming
• Explainable AI
Elena received a PhD degree in Computer Science from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland in 2003 with a dissertation on the topic of 3D texture analysis and modelling with application to MRI brain images.
Since then she works in the Netherlands on variety of interdisciplinary projects and application areas. At the Centrum Wiskunde en Informatica (CWI), Amsterdam, Elena worked on European and NWO projects for photo-identification of cetaceans. Her paper on saliency detector for the photo-identification has been awarded a best paper award at GVIP' in 2005.
In 2007 Elena worked at the Dutch center for applied research TNO on object recognition tools for assisting the police investigators in their work. Between 2008 and 2012 she was part of the R&D team of Prime Vision, B.V., Delft developing OCR and indicia recognition software for the postal industry. In 2012 Elena has also worked at CWI on a project for automatic monitoring via camera and other sensor networks for assessing the risk of forest fires in cultural heritage regions of Southern Europe.
Elena joined the Netherlands eScience Center as eScience Engineer in 2013 to work on medical imaging and other multidisciplinary projects. Between 2014 and 2019 , she has been an eScience Coordinator being the line-manager of several engineers and coordinating many eScience collaborative projects mostly in the climate, biomedical imaging, ecological and other domains.
Since the spring of 2019 she is the technology lead data analytics. Elena is also doing research and development of generic cross-project tools for image processing and has interests in explainable artificial intelligence.