HD-Tomo: High-Definition Tomography

This project is funded by an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council

The project started August 1, 2012 and it expires July 31, 2017. It is located at the Section for Scientific Computing in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science (DTU Compute) at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU).

About the Project

Follow this link to learn more about the project and its objectives. Additional information is available in the Midway Report which was approved by ERC on April 10, 2015.

Training School. In January 2017 we arrange a graduate training school at DTU: Scientific Computing for Computed Tomography.

Permanent Team Members

All members are from the Scientific Computing section.

Associated Members

  • Jürgen Frikel, H.C. Ørsted Post Doc with DTU Compute (April 2015 - August 2016).
  • Ivan G. Kazantsev, DTU Compute and DTU Physics (project ended June 2015).

Other Members of the Team (Current and Former)

All members are from the Scientific Computing section.
  • Post Doc Jakob Sauer Jørgensen, project: Computations with Sparse Representations (started September 1, 2013)
  • Sara Soltani, PhD project: Training Sets in Large-Scale Reconstruction Methods (September 1, 2012 - August 31, 2015), PhD Thesis
  • Mikhail (Mike) Romanov, PhD project: Statistical Priors in Variational Reconstruction Methods (November 1, 2012 - October 31, 2015), PhD Thesis
  • Henrik Garde, PhD project: Prior Information in Inverse Boundary Problems (March 1, 2013 - February 29, 2016), PhD Thesis
  • Rasmus Dalgas Kongskov, PhD project: Segmentation-Driven Tomographic Reconstruction (started September 1, 2014).
  • Marie Foged Schmidt, PhD project: Prior-Driven Diffusion Regularization for Inverse Problems (started December 1, 2014).
  • Hari Om Aggrawal, PhD project: Priors for Temporal Tomographic Image Reconstruction (started April 1, 2015).
  • Post Doc Lauri Harhanen, project: Formulation and Application of Priors in Spectral CT (May 1, 2015 - July 31, 2016).
  • Post Doc Hans Marten Kjer, project: Joint CT Reconstruction and Segmentation (started January 1, 2016).

Visiting and Adjunct Professors

Professor Bill Lionheart from Manchester University was visiting professor at DTU Compute and associated with this project. He was funded by a visiting professor scholarship from the Otto Mønsted Fonden. He visited us in October 2013 and again in June and July 2014. For the last visit, Bill came in his boat Tui.

Professor Samuli Siltanen from University of Helsinki is adjunct professor at DTU and also associated with this project.

Professor Todd Quinto from Tufts University is Otto Mønsted Visiting Professor at DTU Compute in the fall and winter of 2016.

Related Research Projects

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Bachelor and Master Projects


The overall goal of the project is to utilize and develop the mathematical technology and computational algorithms that can incorporate many different kinds of available prior information in order to produce sharper reconstructions with more reliable details. Prior information comes in many different form, and we must design methods that incorporate many different types if priors in an optimal way. For more information about the projects, feel free to contact the us.