Prof. em. Dr. Gabor Székely, PhD Gábor Székely was born in 1951 in Budapest, Hungary and graduated in chemical engineering (1974) and in Applied Mathematics (1981). He obtained his Ph.D. in analytical chemistry in 1985. Between 1986 and 1990 he developed computer support systems for chemical and biomedical applications of magnetic resonance at Bruker Spectrospin, Fällanden, Switzerland.

He joined the Computer Vision Laboratory of the ETH Zürich in 1991, where he has been working until his retirement in 2016 as a full professor for Medial Image Analysis and Visualization. Between 2001 and 2013 he has been Director of the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research on Computer Aided and Image Guided Medical Interventions.

He is co-founder and Board Member of the company Virtamed. He has been serving on the Life Science Board of the Commission for Technology and Innovation since 2010, between 2013 and 2016 as Head of the MedTech initiative.