Tanja Alderliesten

Full Name
Dr. T. Alderliesten
Associate Professor - Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum, Researcher - Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum
+31 20 592 4265
Life Sciences and Health


Dr. Tanja Alderliesten is currently employed as an associate professor at the department of Radiation Oncology of the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) located in Leiden, the Netherlands. The focus of her research is on translational research and associated development of state-of-the-art methods and techniques from the field of mathematics and computer science, and in particular AI techniques, to radiation oncology. After Tanja obtained her PhD degree in (Medical) Computer Science at the Image Sciences Institute (ISI), Utrecht University, the Netherlands, she was affiliated with The Netherlands Cancer Institute as a postdoctoral researcher; at first with the department of Radiology and later with the department of Radiation Oncology. After eight years she joined the Amsterdam UMC, University of Amsterdam, department of Radiation Oncology as a senior researcher. Her research often includes image-processing and computer-science methods and techniques such as segmentation, biomedical modeling, simulation, and deformable image registration, but also includes algorithmic design, optimization, machine learning, and (explainable) AI techniques in general. She is experienced in research concerning image-guidance systems (i.e., optical infrared image navigation and surface imaging systems), the improvement of radiotherapy for esophageal cancer patients, 3D radiation dose reconstruction for children with cancer treated in the pre CT-based radiotherapy planning era as well as advanced optical imaging of the esophagus during cancer therapy, deformable breast image registration, and automated brachytherapy planning.