Fons van der Sommen

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Fons van der Sommen
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PhD. Candidate
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Fons van der Sommen was born in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. In 2004 he obtained his Gymnasium degree with courses as mathematics, physics and chemistry in his major. He received his BSc. and MSc. (cum laude) degrees from Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, the Netherlands, in 2009 and 2012 respectively. August 2010 Fons’ father was diagnosed with cancer and he passed away on May 20th 2011 as a result of the disease. This terrible turn of events has had a profound impact of Fons and his family. Four months after the death of his father, Fons started his graduation project at the SPS-VCA research group in collaboration with the Catharina Hospital in Eindhoven, hoping to make a contribution in the fight against cancer. September 2012 Fons started as a researcher at Eindhoven University of Technology pursuing a PhD degree. In the field of Computer-Aided Diagnosis his current research focuses on the automatic detection of early cancer in endoscopic video.