Michele Diana, MD, Ph.D obtained the Medical Degree in Rome, Italy, and specialized in general surgery in Switzerland. He obtained a Ph.D in Medical Sciences and received the Venia Legendi at the University of Strasbourg (France). He is Scientific Director of the Research Institute against Cancer of the Digestive System (IRCAD), Strasbourg and the responsible of the Photonics for Health department of the ICube Lab (Strasbourg). He is faculty member of leading scholar surgical societies, including the European Association of Endoscopic Surgery (EAES), the International Society of Fluorescence Guided Surgery (ISFGS) and the International Society of Medical Innovation and Technology (iSMIT). His main translational research interests are image-guided surgery, virtual and augmented reality, optical imaging navigation systems, molecular fluorescence guided surgery, surgical robotics and machine and deep learning. He has authored more than 150 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters (h-index 32).