Stefanie Speidel is a professor for “Translational Surgical Oncology” at the National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT) Dresden since 2017 and one of the speakers of the DFG Cluster of Excellence CeTI since 2019. She received her PhD from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) with distinction in 2009 in the context of the research training group “Intelligent Surgery” (KIT, University of Heidelberg, DKFZ) and had a junior research group “Computer-Assisted Surgery” from 2012 – 2016 at KIT.

Her current research interests include image- and robot-guided surgery, soft-tissue navigation, sensor-based surgical training and intraoperative workflow analysis based on various sensor signals in the context of the future operating room. She has been (co)-authoring more than 100 publications and regularly organizes workshops and challenges including the Endoscopic Vision Challenge@MICCAI as well as the Surgical Data Science workshop. She has been general chair and program chair for a number of international events including IPCAI and MICCAI conference.