Janick Cardinale was a PhD student with the MOSAIC Group from June 2008 until February 2013. He is Italian and Swiss citizen and was born in 1983 in Bern, Switzerland. After leaving the MOSAIC Group, Janick became a software developer at Libero Vision in Zurich, Switzerland. In 2017, Janick became a Senior Software Engineer at Vizrt in Zurich, Switzerland.
In 2002 Janick began his studies at the School of Computer and Communication Sciences at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) in Computer Science. After foundational studies (Vordiplom) in Lausanne he moved to the Department of Computer Science of ETH Zurich. He received his Masters degree in Computer Science in 2007 with specialization in Computational Sciences and a minor in Neuroinformatics. In his Master thesis, supervised by Prof. Ivo Sbalzarini, he developed image processing and tracking algorithms for 4D fluorescence microscopy.
In 2006 and 2007, Janick stayed 5 month at Bitplane AG for an internship as a programmer. During his stay he developed and supplemented modules for an image processing and analysis software.
After his master thesis, Janick continued his research at the ETH Zurich in the group of Prof. Gábor Székely at the Computer vision laboratory as a scientific assistant. In collaboration with the Institute of Biochemistry and with the MOSAIC group, he extended and adapted model-based tracking algorithms based on particle filtering in order to study the dynamics of astral microtubules during mitosis in budding yeast.
In his PhD project at the MOSAIC Group, Janick developed image segmentation and tracking algorithms based on particle methods. His thesis was part of a CTI Project incollaboration with Bitplane AG and the ETH Institute of Molecular Systems Biology (IMSB).
J. Cardinale. Unsupervised Segmentation and Shape Posterior Estimation under Bayesian Image Models. PhD thesis, Diss. ETH No. 21026, MOSAIC Group, ETH Zurich, 2013. (PDF)