Resume - Niels Dekker


Computer Science (MSc), Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam
Specialization: Medical Informatics, including Pattern Recognition and Image Processing.
(1986 - 1992)

Work Experience

Scientific programmer, Division of Image Processing, Department of Radiology, Leiden University Medical Center
Working on the Learning Adaptive Image Segmentation Agents project, and developing user interfaces for segmentation and annotation of Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) and Computed Tomography Angiography (CTA) images.
(April 2005 - present)

Application administrator and programmer, HES Amsterdam School of Business, department Information Administration
Offering database solutions to Student Administration, Reception, and Personnel Administration, by means of Ingres ISQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Borland Delphi, Microsoft Excel, and Access Projects.
(May 2003 - April 2005)

Scientific researcher and programmer, Netherlands Cancer Institute/Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital (NKI/AvL), department Radiotherapy
Did research on how to automatically match images of a patient made during irradiation. Implemented image processing modules in standard C++, for AVS (Advanced Visual Systems), on both Unix and Windows. Developed helper applications and an image viewer for Windows, using Borland Delphi.
(September 1998 - end of 2002)

System developer, Medcare Automation, Amsterdam
Participated in a team, developing analysis software for Windows 95, to control sleep study acquisition and analysis. Did analysis modules and graphical user interface. The programming was done in object oriented C++, based on Microsoft Foundation Classes. We managed our source files by means of Microsoft Visual SourceSafe, integrated into Visual Studio.
(January 1996 - September 1998)

Scientific programmer, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
Wrote a learning guide for a course on the mathematical software system Maple, running on X Window System.
(January 1995 - December 1995)

Programmer, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, Service center for Communication and Public Relations (VEB)
Made a dBase program that allowed grouping pupils based on their preferences.
(July 1994 - September 1994)

Other Activities

Developed software, offered as freeware at (2003 - present)
Volunteered at Amsterdamse Vriendendiensten as a buddy for people with psychiatric problems. (2000 - 2002)
Volunteered in the activity center DAC Zuid-Oost, teaching WordPerfect to people that have had psychiatric problems. (1993 - 1995)


Evaluation of cost functions for grey value matching of two-dimensional images in radiotherapy
Niels Dekker, Lennert Ploeger, and Marcel van Herk
Medical Physics, scientific journal of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine
(May 2003)

Niels Dekker
n.dekker at
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Curriculum Vitae (in Dutch)