Trucco, Manuel


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  • 1766 Citations
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Emanuele (Manuel) Trucco, MSc, PhD, FRSA, FIAPR,
is the NRP Chair of Computational Vision in Computing, School of Science and Engineering, at the University of Dundee, an Honorary Clinical Researcher of NHS Tayside and an Adjunct Professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He got his MSc and PhD degrees in Electronic Engineering from
the University of Genova, Italy, in 1984 and 1990 respectively.
He has been active since 1984 in computer vision, and since 2002 in medical image analysis,
publishing more than 250 refereed papers and 2 textbooks, and serving on the organizing or program committee of the major international and UK conferences. Manuel is co-director of VAMPIRE (Vessel Assessment and Measurement Platform for Images of the Retina), an international research initiative led by the Universities of Dundee and Edinburgh (co-director Dr Tom MacGillivray), member of the UK Biobank Eye and Vision Consortium. VAMPIRE develops software tools for efficient data and image analysis with a focus on multi-modal retinal images. VAMPIRE has been used in UK and international biomarker studies on cardiovascular risk, stroke, dementia, diabetes and complications, cognitive performance, neurodegenerative diseases, and genetics. Industrial collaborators include Canon Medical, OPTOS plc, NIDEK, and Epipole plc; institutional collaborations include the College of Optometrists, the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, and the Royal College of Veterinaries. Recent VAMPIRE projects led or co-led by Manuel includes a £7M NIHR grant Dundee-Chennai on precision medicine for diabetes (PI Prof C Palmer), a £1.1M EPSRC grant on multi-modal biomarkers for vascular dementia (PI E Trucco), the 3M-Euro ITN "REVAMMAD" (PI Prof A Hunter, Lincoln), and PhD studentships sponsored by OPTOS plc, NIDEK Technologies, SINAPSE and Toshiba. [ Last updated: 9 Oct 2018 ]

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Engineering, University of Genoa

1 Sep 198630 Jun 1990

Award Date: 30 Jun 1990

Master of Engineering, University of Genoa

1 Sep 197818 Jun 1984

Award Date: 18 Jun 1984

External positions

Adjunct Professor, Chinese Academy of Sciences

1 Jan 201831 Dec 2021


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Research Output

Association between Hypertension and Retinal Vascular Features in Ultra-Widefield Fundus Imaging

Robertson, G., Fleming, A., Williams, M. C., Trucco, M., Quinn, N. B., Hogg, R. E., McKay, G. J., Kee, F., Young, I., Pellegrini, E., Newby, D. E., van Beek, E. J. R., Peto, T., Dhillon, B., van Hemert, J. & MacGillivray, T. J., Feb 2020, In : Open Heart. 7, 1, p. 1-7 7 p., e001124.

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    Retinal Vessel Analysis as a Novel Screening Tool to Identify Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Survivors at Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

    Azanan, M. S., Chandrasekaran, S., Rosli, E. S., Chua, L. L., Oh, L., Chin, T. F., Yap, T. Y., Rajagopal, R., Rajasuriar, R., MacGillivray, T., Trucco, E., Ramli, N., Kamalden, T. A. & Ariffin, H., 28 Feb 2020, In : Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology.

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  • Retinal Vessel Phenotype In Patients With Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma

    Chiquet, C., Gavard, O., MacGillivray, T. J., Bron, A. M., Semecas, R., Arnould, L., Trucco, M. & Aptel, F., Feb 2020, In : Acta Ophthalmologica. 98, 1, p. e88-e93 6 p.

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  • A multimodal approach to cardiovascular risk stratification in patients with type 2 diabetes incorporating retinal, genomic and clinical features

    Fetit, A., Doney, A., Hogg, S., Wang, R., MacGillivray, T., Wardlaw, J. M., Doubal, F. N., McKay, G. J., McKenna, S. & Trucco, E., 5 Mar 2019, In : Scientific Reports. 9, 1, p. 1-10 10 p., 3591.

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    An Image Processing System for Char Combustion Reactivity Characterisation

    Chaves, D., Trucco, E., Barraza, J. & Trujillo, M. P., Apr 2019, In : Computers in Industry. 106, p. 60-70 11 p.

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)


    16th European Conference on Computer Vision

    Manuel Trucco (Member)
    31 Aug 20205 Sep 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    5th OMIA: international workshop on ophthalmic medical image analysis 2018

    Manuel Trucco (Participant)
    20 Sep 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    An introduction to computer vision

    Manuel Trucco (Speaker)
    30 Jul 20183 Aug 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    21st MICCAI: Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention (Event)

    Manuel Trucco (Member)
    16 Sep 201820 Sep 2018

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

    University of Edinburgh (External organisation)

    Manuel Trucco (Member)

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of group


    Computer-assisted colour fundus image analysis

    Author: Chin, K. S., 2011

    Supervisor: Trucco, E. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Master's ThesisMaster of Philosophy


    Markerless multiple-view human motion analysis using swarm optimisation and subspace learning

    Author: John, V., 2011

    Supervisor: Trucco, E. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


    Morphometric measurements of the retinal vasculature in ultra-wide scanning laser ophthalmoscopy as biomarkers for cardiovascular disease

    Author: Pellegrini, E., 2016

    Supervisor: Trucco, E. (Supervisor) & Houston, J. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

    Visual feature learning with application to medical image classification

    Author: Manivannan, S., 2015

    Supervisor: Trucco, E. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy