Joost Batenburg

Full Name
Prof.dr. K.J. Batenburg
+31 20 592 4037
Scientific Staff Member, Professor - Universiteit Leiden
Joost Batenburg


Joost Batenburg published more than 80 journal articles and more than 60 conference papers in the field of tomographic image processing and reconstruction. From 2013 till 2017 he chaired the EU COST Action EXTREMA on advanced X-ray tomography. He pioneered the field of discrete tomography, developing the first large-scale reconstruction methods. His current research focuses on creating a real-time tomography pipeline, funded by an NWO Vici grant. He is responsible for the FleX-Ray lab, where a custom-designed CT system is linked to advanced data processing and reconstruction algorithms.


All publications


  • Dutch Award for ICT research 2018 (2017)
  • C.J. Kok Prize - January (2007)
  • Philips Mathematics Prize - March (2006)

Professional activities

  • Professor: Leiden University
  • Chair: International Association for Pattern Recognition - [IAPR] - Technical Committee on Discrete Geometry
  • Chair: EU COST Action EXTREMA
  • Editor: Associate Editor of Image Processing Online (IPOL)
  • Editor: Associate Editor of Journal of Mathematical Imaging and Vision (Springer)
  • Editor: Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Computational Imaging
  • Member: Scientific Advisory Council, Netherlands Institute for Conservation + Art + Science (NICAS)
  • Member: Scientific Advisory Council, Hemlholtz Imaging Platform


  • Vici Innovational Research Grant NWO - Real-Time 3D Tomography (2016)
  • Vidi Innovational Research Grant NWO (2010)
  • FWO Postdoctoral Fellowship (2007)
  • FWO Visiting Postdoctoral Fellowship (2006)

Current projects with external funding

  • Mathematics and Algorithms for 3D Imaging of Dynamic Processes (None)
  • Non-destructive 3D spectral imaging: applications in the poultry industry (None)
  • the Center for Optimal, Real-Time Machine Studies of the Explosive Universe (CORTEX)
  • CT for Art: from Images to Patterns (IMPACT4Art)
  • Universal Three-dimensiOnal Passport for process Individualization in Agriculture (UTOPIA)