Leader of the group Computational Imaging: Joost Batenburg.


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.




CWI and Meyn Food Processing start joint research project on non-destructive 3D spectral Imaging

CWI and Meyn Food Processing start joint research project on non-destructive 3D spectral Imaging

CWI’s Computational Imaging group and Meyn Food Processing will collaborate in a joint research project with the goal of developing novel 3D spectral imaging techniques that will be applied in the poultry industry. The research will be executed by using the technology made available in CWI's ’FleX-ray’ lab.

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The Netherlands’ smallest supercomputer is here

The Netherlands’ smallest supercomputer is here

A team of Dutch scientists has built a supercomputer the size of four pizza boxes. The Little Green Machine II has the computing power of 10,000 PCs and will be used by researchers in oceanography, computer science, artificial intelligence, financial modeling and astronomy. CWI researchers Joost Batenburg and Kees Oosterlee, who were part of the development team, will use the machine for computational imaging and machine learning for time series respectively. The computer is based at Leiden University (the Netherlands) and developed with help from IBM.

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Current events

Closing meeting VOXEL project

  • 2019-07-01T10:00:00+02:00
  • 2019-07-03T12:00:00+02:00
July 1 Monday

Start: 2019-07-01 10:00:00+02:00 End: 2019-07-03 12:00:00+02:00

CWI, room L016

The EU evaluation panel  and the project principal investigators are invited at this formal closure meeting.

Registration: you can register free of charge by using the electronic conference registration form here.

Hotels: local accommodations at which CWI can offer discount rates are listed below (including breakfast). These hotel rates are maximum prices.  If lower rates are available at the time of your booking, the lower rate will be booked by the hotel. Please be informed that these rates are for refundable bookings. If you prefer, you can ask the hotels for their non-refundable rates:

(A) € 115/night Hotel Casa (Eerste Ringdijkstraat 4)
(B) € 143/night The Lancaster Hotel (Plantage Middenlaan 48)
(C) € 153/night The Manor Amsterdam (Linneausstraat 89)
(D) € 130/night 10% discount, Hotel Rembrandt (Plantage Middenlaan 17)

Location: CWI, Science Park 123, 1098 XG Amsterdam, lecture room L016.

Transport in and around Amsterdam: train schedules HERE and public transport HERE.


Monday July 1st

Monday July 2nd
EU evaluation panel

Wednesday July 3rd


Associated Members



Current projects with external funding

  • Machine learning for large 3D tomographic images ()
  • Non-destructive 3D spectral imaging: applications in the poultry industry ()
  • Rapid 3D Printing through full-field volumetric photolithography ()
  • Real-Time 3D Tomography ()
  • Mathematics and Algorithms for 3D Imaging of Dynamic Processes
  • PPS contract Planmeca
  • CT for Art: from Images to Patterns (IMPACT4Art)
  • MUltiscale, Multimodal and Multidimensional imaging for EngineeRING (MUMMERING)
  • Volumetric medical x-ray imaging at extremely low dose (VOXEL)

Related partners

  • Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Gif-sur-Yvette, France
  • CNR Pisa
  • Naturalis
  • Planmeca
  • Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
  • Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
  • Photosynthetic B.V.