Trucco, Manuel


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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

Master of Engineering, University of Genoa

1 Sep 197818 Jun 1984

External positions

Adjunct Professor, Chinese Academy of Sciences

1 Jan 201831 Dec 2021


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Projects 2013 2024

Research Output 2004 2019

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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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Single Nucleotide Polymorphism
Blood Pressure
HDL Lipoproteins

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Image processing
Coal combustion
Fuel burners
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Automated detection of age-related macular degeneration in color fundus photography: a systematic review

Pead, E., Megaw, R., Cameron, J., Fleming, A., Dhillon, B., Trucco, E. & MacGillivray, T., 1 Jul 2019, In : Survey of Ophthalmology. 64, 4, p. 498-511 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Macular Degeneration
Eye Diseases
Artificial Intelligence
2 Citations (Scopus)
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Cohort profile: Design and methods in the eye and vision consortium of UK Biobank

UK Biobank Eye and Vision Consortium, Chua, S. Y. L., Thomas, D., Allen, N., Lotery, A., Desai, P., Patel, P., Muthy, Z., Sudlow, C., Peto, T., Khaw, P. T. & Foster, P. J., 21 Feb 2019, In : BMJ Open. 9, 2, p. e025077 13 p., e025077.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Eye Diseases
Optical Coherence Tomography
Intraocular Pressure
Multimodal Imaging

Investigating the Relationship Between Type 2 Diabetes and Dementia Using Electronic Medical Records in the GoDARTS Bioresource

Doney, A. S. F., Bonney, W., Jefferson, E., Walesby, K. E., Bittern, R., Trucco, E., Connelly, P., McCrimmon, R. J. & Palmer, C. N. A., Oct 2019, In : Diabetes Care. 42, 10, p. 1973-1980 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Electronic Health Records
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Vascular Dementia

Activities 2010 2020

16th European Conference on Computer Vision

Manuel Trucco (Member)
31 Aug 20205 Sep 2020

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

An introduction to computer vision

Manuel Trucco (Speaker)
30 Jul 20183 Aug 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

The transformative potential of data and image analysis for eye care

Manuel Trucco (Participant)
22 Apr 201823 Apr 2018

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

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

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


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