Winners receive complimentary registration to a relevant RMS meeting where they will be presented with their award. They may be invited to produce an article for infocus magazine.
Pete is best known for his creation and development of the software QuPath. In the crowded scene of bioimage analysis software, QuPath stands out as a fundamental cornerstone. Though initially designed as a tool for quantitative pathology, it is being widely used in many microscopy areas due to its versatility and capabilities to handle large imaging data.
QuPath is special because it is open-source and is also developed to an exceptionally professional standard. It makes the exploration and analysis of extremely large images effortless, boasting a google maps style zoom functionality. It is also highly versatile with many forms of analysis, utilising the best of signal processing, machine learning, and data visualisation techniques. In addition, Pete has written a book on bioimage analysis, and developed many online resources for QuPath.
Pete deserves special praise for his work developing QuPath – which really does stand out as an exceptional piece of analysis software. He has been quietly contributing to bioimage analysis for many years at an exceptional standard without being formally recognised, and is thoroughly deserving of this award.
Robert is an extremely active member of the computational image analysis community. His contributions to the DAIM community are vast, including software development, public engagement through his popular YouTube channel, and an incredible input to the image.sc forum.
In the last few years Robert has brought GPU processing to ImageJ / Fiji with Clij, Clij2 and ClijX plugins. This has brought huge speed improvements to many image analysis workflows. Together with his collaborators, he is expanding GPU processing to multi language support with clEsperanto – providing a common language to bring together programmers from different backgrounds.
Meanwhile Robert’s presence on image.sc is immense. He has replied more than 2,500 times to user posts and is among the ‘most appreciated’ members of the community.
Robert’s you tube channel, developed during the covid pandemic, is also a fantastic community resource. More than 2,000 subscribers have benefitted from his comprehensive and accessible lecture series on Fiji, general Bio Image Analysis, and Clij and Clesperanto.
Robert has become a hugely well-known and respected figure within the image analysis community. Through his achievements as a software developer, and commitment to sharing his knowledge with others, he has made a unique impact.