The SmartHeart team have established an independent and external Scientific Advisory Board to provide advice, support and guidance to the research team. The SAB meets annually to evaluate progress and provide feedback on research plans, acting as a ‘critical mentor’ throughout the project.

The Board comprises:


Professor Polina Golland

Professor in the EECS Department and an associate director of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at MIT.


Professor William Mercer Wells III

Professor of Radiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School.


Professor Nicholas Ayache

Research Director at INRIA, the French Research Institute of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics


Professor Jeanette Schulz-Menger

Head of Cardiovascular MR Unit, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin


Professor Mark Ladd

Head, Division of Medical Physics in Radiology, German Cancer Research Centre (DKFZ)


Professor Matthias Friedrich

Professor of Medicine, Departments of Medicine and Diagnostic Radiology, McGill University, Montreal

Head of Cardiovascular Imaging, Department of Cardiology, Heidelberg University Hospital

Adjunct Professor of Medicine with the Departments of Radiology of the Université de Montréal and with the Departments of Cardiac Sciences and Radiology of the University of Calgary.