About the Author
Yohan Payan leads the CAMI team (Computer Assisted Medical Interventions) of TIMC-IMAG Laboratory. With an engineering background, his main research interests concern the biomechanical modelling of soft tissues. He received the 2012 Senior Prize of the French Biomechanics Society. During the last fifteen years, he has co-supervised 25 PhD students, written close to 300 papers and edited two books focused on biomechanics for CAMI. During the same period, he spent two sabbatical years in Chile (Univ. of Santiago) and Canada (UBC, Vancouver) and was invited as a keynote speaker in more than twenty international conferences. Jacques Ohayon received his MSc degree in Biomechanical Engineering at University of Compiegne (UTC) in France in 1982 and his PhD in Cardiac Mechanics in 1985 at the University of Paris 12 Val-de-Marne (UPVM). Since 2003, he performs his research at the Laboratory TIMC-CNRS UMR 5525 of Grenoble in the group Cellular/Tissular Dynamics and Functional Microscopy (DyCTiM). From 2006 to 2007 he was an invited senior scientist at the Laboratory of Integrative Cardiovascular Imaging Science at the NIH, USA. His current research interests are in biomechanics of atherosclerotic plaque, plaque detection, plaque rupture prediction, plaque growth and development of new clinical tools for imaging the elasticity of vulnerable plaque based on clinical OCT, MRI and IVUS sequences.