Milan Sonka received his Ph.D. degree in 1983 from the Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic. He is Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Professor of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, and Radiation Oncology, Co-director of the Iowa Institute for Biomedical Imaging, Director of the Iowa Initiative for Artificial Intelligence, IEEE Fellow, AIMBE Fellow, and MICCAI Fellow. His research interests include medical imaging and knowledge-based image analysis with emphasis on cardiovascular, pulmonary, orthopedic, cancer, and ophthalmic image analysis. He is the first author of 4 editions of Image Processing, Analysis and Machine Vision book (1993, 1998, 2008, 2014) and co-authored or co-edited 20 books/proceedings. He has published more than 180 journal papers and over 430 other publications. He is past Editor in Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging and member of the Editorial Board of the Medical Image Analysis journal. To bring results of his research work to clinical practice, he has co-founded two medical imaging companies -- Medical Imaging Applications LLC, and VIDA Diagnostics Inc.