Bjoern M. Eskofier heads the Machine Learning and Data Analytics (MaD) Lab at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuernberg (FAU). He is also the founding head of FAU’s Department Artificial Intelligence in Biomedical Engineering (AIBE), spokesperson of the German Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action GAIA-X usecase project “TEAM-X” and co- spokesperson of the German Research Foundation collaborative research center “EmpkinS” (SFB 1483).
Dr. Eskofier studied Electrical Engineering at the FAU and graduated in 2006. He then studied under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Benno Nigg at the University of Calgary (Canada). He authored more than 300 peer reviewed articles, submitted 7 patent applications, started three spinoff startup companies, and is in a supporting role for further startups. He won several medical-technical research awards, including the “Curious Minds” award in “Life Sciences” by Manager Magazin and Merck. In 2016, he was a visiting professor at Harvard Medical School (February-March), and in 2018, he was a visiting professor at MIT Media Lab (March-August).