BGI and Tencent land on MIT’s 50 disruptive companies list

(Source: MIT Technology Review)

MIT Technology Review has just released its list of 2013′s 50 most disruptive companies. Shenzhen-based companies BGI and Tencent have both made it to this year’s list, along with the likes of Apple, Illumina, Google, and Philips. Both companies also made it to the top 10 most innovative companies in China that we reported on earlier this month.

The magazine clarifies that “it is not a quantitative assessment […]. Instead, this package is meant to capture the rich variety of ways that innovations get commercialized. Each company on this list has done something over the past year that will strengthen its hold on a market, challenge the leaders of a market, or create a new market.”

Click the image for the original graphic and more information on each of these companies.

Invitation International Summer School on Biomedical Image Analysis in China

brain2For the third time, the Sino-Dutch Biomedical Information and Engineering School of the Northeastern University will host a summer school in China. This year the summer school will be organized from 22-27 July in the northeastern city of Shenyang and focus on the topic of biomedical image analysis.

The aim is to discuss the mechanisms of visual perception by studying state-of-the-heart optical and MRI brain imaging methods and modern theories of computational neurophysiology.

The speakers in the Summer School are world-class experts in the fields of Ophthalmology, Magnetic Resonance Neuro Imaging and Biomedical Image Processing, including:

  • Prof. Bart M. ter Haar Romeny (Eindhoven University of Technology)
  • Prof. Tianzi Jiang (Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China)
  • Prof. Xingde Li (Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA)
  • Prof. E. Mark Haacke (Wayne State University, Detroit, USA)
  • Prof. Wei He (He’s Eye Care University, Shenyang, China)
  • Prof. Hua Guo (Tsinghua University, Beijing, China)
  • Dr. Tos Berendschot (Maastricht University, Maastricht, the Netherlands)

The target audience of the summer school consists of anyone at PhD, postdoc and staff level, with experience in modern computer vision techniques. No fee will be charged but there is limited to 60 participants. If you are interested, please register via the registration page. The deadline registration is 15 April 2013. You can find more details on the following website and announcement.