Short CV


2014-2016 Post-Doctoral Researcher, Computer Vision Laboratory, ETH Zurich, and Experimental Imaging & Neuroenergetics, Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Zurich, Switzerland.
Research focus on large-scale image reconstruction, high-resolution whole-brain imaging, and vascular modeling.
07/2013 Biomedical Imaging Summer School Center of Visual Computing, Ecole Centrale de Paris, France.
2010-2014 Doctor of Sciences (Ph.D. in Computer Science) with distinction, Computer Vision Laboratory, ETH Zurich, Switzerland.
Dissertation: “Reconstruction of complete cerebrovascular networks from high-resolution tomographic data”
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Gábor Székely.
03/2007 Moscow-Bavarian Joint Advanced Student School, Moscow, Russia.
2004-2010 Diplom-Informatiker Univ. (equivalent to M.Sc. in Computer Science) with distinction, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany.
Major in Pattern Recognition (Machine Learning and Medical Image Analysis), Computer Graphics, and Theoretical Computer Science (Cryptography). Minor in Mathematics (Number Theory).
Diplomarbeit (equivalent to master's thesis): “Model-based respiratory motion compensation for image-guided cardiac interventions” in collaboration with Siemens Corporate Research, Princeton, NJ, USA.
Studienarbeit (equivalent to bachelor's thesis): “GPGPU for accelerated GRAPPA autocalibration in magnetic resonance imaging” in collaboration with Siemens Healthcare, Erlangen, Germany.
1995-2004 Abitur (general qualification for university entrance) with distinction, Leibniz-Gymnasium Altdorf, Germany

Honors and Awards

01/2016 ETH Medal Award for Outstanding Doctoral Theses, ETH Zurich, Switzerland.
Dissertation: “Reconstruction of Complete Cerebrovascular Networks from High-Resolution Tomographic Data”
10/2015 Medical Image Analysis-MICCAI'15 Best Paper Award 2015, MICCAI 2015, Munich, Germany.
Paper: “Reconstructing cerebrovascular networks under local physiological constraints by integer programming”
09/2011 Student Travel Award, MICCAI 2011, Toronto, Canada
2005-2009 Scholarship from German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes)
2006-2008 Stipendiary of the Cusanuswerk (scholarship body of the Catholic Church in Germany)
2007-2009 Fellow of the Elite Network Bavaria, Max-Weber Program
2007-2009 Leonardo-Kolleg fellow (outstanding students at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany)
2008-2009 TOPAZ fellow (Siemens mentoring program for outstanding students)

Scientific Service

Program Committee Member
MICCAI 2015Workshop on Medical Computer Vision (MCV)
ICML 20151st Workshop on Machine Learning meets Medical Imaging
MICCAI 2014Workshop on Medical Computer Vision: Algorithms for Big Data (bigMCV)
CVPR 2012Workshop on Medical Computer Vision (MCV)
MICCAI 201518th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention
TBME 2015Transactions on Biomedical Engineering
TMI 2015Transactions on Medical Imaging
TBME 2014Transactions on Biomedical Engineering
TITB 2012IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in BioMedicine

Full CV available upon request.