Jussi Tohka is a Full Professor of Biomedical Image Analysis and head of Biomedical Image Analysis Group at A.I. Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences of University of Eastern Finland. His research focuses on developing new methods to analyze imaging data and developing machine learning approaches for predicting the course of brain diseases at individual level.  He received his PhD degree (with commendation) in Signal Processing from the Tampere University of Technology, Finland, in 2003.  He was a post-doctoral fellow in the Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, University of California, Los Angeles, USA, and thereafter held various research positions – including a highly regarded Academy of Finland research fellow position - at the Department of Signal Processing, Tampere University of Technology, Finland until being affiliated with Universidad Carlos III de Madrid as CONEX professor in 2015 - 2016.  He has published over 130 full-length research articles in refereed international journals or conferences and supervised 10 PhD theses to completion.  Several software tools developed by him and his team are in wide use in medical imaging laboratories around the world.