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Lead AI for Missions, CSIRO

Dr Salvado Graduated with a Master in Electrical Engineering from ESIEE Paris and University Paris XII, where he studied signal processing, control system, and artificial intelligence. He worked for several years designing industrial control systems applying advanced techniques to improve automated machine performance. Attracted by medical challenges, he then graduated in 2006 with a PhD in Biomedical Engineering, specialty Medical Imaging, from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA. His research was on developing machine learning technologies to analyses MRI data. He joined the radiology department of the Cleveland University Hospitals, working on catheter-based MRI imaging, before moving to Australia as a research scientist for the CSIRO, focussing on image analysis.

Dr Salvado is now a CSIRO Chief Research Scientist (eq. Professor) leading the AI for Missions initiative, a $25M program to develop next generation AI technology to support large Missions across the CSIRO in collaboration with external partners. Dr Salvado is the former head of CSIRO Imaging and Computer Vision (30+ staff) that he led from 2018 to 2021. He had joined CSIRO in 2007 and grew a medical imaging team from 8 to 20 staff over a decade.

Dr Salvado is an Honorary Professor at Queensland University of Technology and Griffith University. Dr Salvado holds an executive MBA from the University of New South Wales and graduated from the Australian Institute of Company Director. Dr Salvado has published more than 300 peer-reviewed publications, which have attracted more than 14,000 citations (h-index 55). He regularly contributes to organising international conferences (e.g. ISBI 2018, 2021,2023), chair sessions (ISBI, ICASSP), and was the general co-Chair of ISBI 2017 and program co-Chair of ISBI 2023. Dr Salvado is a regular reviewer for scientific journals and grants including NHMRC and ARC (main Scientific Australian funding bodies).


  • 2021–present
    Lead AI for Missions, CSIRO Data61
  • 2018–2021
    Head of Imaging and Computer Science, CSIRO Data61
  • 2012–2018
    Group Leader Biomedical Informatics, CSIRO Health and Biosecurity
  • 2007–2012
    Team Leader Medical Imaging , CSIRO Computational Informatics


  • 2014 
    University of New South Wales, Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM), executive MBA
  • 2006 
    Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA, PhD
  • 1994 
    ESIEE Paris, MSEE

Professional Memberships

  • IEEE Senior Member

Research Areas

  • Biomedical Engineering (0903)
  • Artificial Intelligence And Image Processing (0801)
  • Neurosciences (1109)
  • Knowledge Representation And Machine Learning (170203)


Senior IEEE Member