Our research group is developing the next generation of 3D imaging – enabling scientists to look further into objects of all kinds. Based on mathematics, algorithms and numerical solution techniques, our approach is interdisciplinary, combining aspects of mathematics, computer science and physics. We pride ourselves on the versatility of our solutions, and our algorithms can be applied to a wide range of imaging in science, medicine and industry. In Computational Imaging, it’s our goal to constantly push the boundaries of research. By combining advanced image acquisition, parameter estimation, and discrete tomography algorithms for example, we are able to develop workflows for 3D electron microscopy at atomic resolution.




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Joost Batenburg awarded with Dutch Award for ICT research 2018

Joost Batenburg awarded with Dutch Award for ICT research 2018

Joost Batenburg has been awarded with the Dutch Award for ICT research 2018. CWI’s group leader Computational Imaging and professor at Leiden University receives the award for his research in the area of new algorithms for tomography. An amount of 50.000 euro is attached to the award. This amount can be freely spent, in order to reinforce Batenburg’s research.

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Current events

TECHNICAL ART HISTORY SERIES - Digital imaging methods for Cultural Heritage

  • 2021-06-22T16:00:00+02:00
  • 2021-06-22T17:30:00+02:00
June 22 Tuesday

Start: 2021-06-22 16:00:00+02:00 End: 2021-06-22 17:30:00+02:00

The seminars are part of the Technical Art History Series in Advanced Imaging Technologies for Cultural Heritage organized by the Rijksmuseum, the Computational Imaging group at CWI Amsterdam, and the Venice Centre for Digital and Public Humanities.

Please join us on Tuesday June 22 (4-5.30 pm CEST). Please register following the link or QR code on the poster.
Title: Point cloud to Sound cloud: Digital Innovation and Historic Sound at Linlithgow Palace
Speakers: Sophia Mirashrafi (Historic Environment Scotland), James Cook (Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland)


If you missed one of the earlier events, here are the YouTube links.
1. First session ‘Unlocking Art History: Letterlocking, X-ray Microtomography, and the Virtual Unfolding Algorithm’
2. Second session ‘Artificial intelligence in art conservation and preservation: Experience from the Ghent Altarpiece’ and ‘Macro Scale Chemical Imaging on works by Van Eyck’

A blogpost on the first session can be found here.

A blogpost on the second session can be found here.

We will write a summarizing blogpost for each session, so please stay tuned!



Associated Members



Current projects with external funding

  • Mathematics and Algorithms for 3D Imaging of Dynamic Processes ()
  • Non-destructive 3D spectral imaging: applications in the poultry industry ()
  • Real-Time 3D Tomography ()
  • Cervical Disease Maps
  • the Center for Optimal, Real-Time Machine Studies of the Explosive Universe (CORTEX)
  • CT for Art: from Images to Patterns (IMPACT4Art)
  • MUltiscale, Multimodal and Multidimensional imaging for EngineeRING (MUMMERING)
  • Translation-Driven Development of Deep Learning for Simultaneous Tomographic Image Reconstruction and Segmentation (None)
  • Deep learning and compressed sensing for ultrasonic nondestructive testin (PPS Applus RTD)
  • Universal Three-dimensiOnal Passport for process Individualization in Agriculture (UTOPIA)
  • Enabling X-ray CT based Industry 4.0 process chains by training Next Generation research experts (xCTing)

Related partners

  • ABN AMRO Bank
  • Fraunhofer Gesellschaft
  • IBM
  • Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen
  • Naturalis
  • Netherlands eScience Center
  • Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
  • Universiteit Wageningen
  • University of Cambridge
  • Nederland Instituut voor Radio Astronomie
  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
  • Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule Aachen
  • SURFsara B.V.
  • Universiteit Utrecht
  • Universiteit van Amsterdam