I am a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco. I earned my PhD in Physics from the Ruprecht Karls University of Heidelberg/Germany in 1983. From 1984 to 1992, I developed MRI systems first with Bruker GmbH in Karlsruhe/Germany and later with Varian Associates in Palo Alto, California. In 1993, I joined UCSF.
I study brain diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's using imaging. My main interests are improving diagnosis and assessing treatment efficacy. I accomplish this by developing novel computational methods for analyzing brain images using MRI physics as well as modern concepts of probability theory and statistical learning.
MRI, statistical learning, information theory, brain aging, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease
Education and Training:
• Bachelor of Science: University of Heidelberg, Germany - Physics and Astronomy
• Masters of Science: University of Heidelberg, Germany - Physics and Astronomy
• Doctor of Physics: University of Heidelberg, Germany - Physics
• Research Assistant: Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Germany
• Postdoctoral Fellowship: University of California, San Francisco - Radiology