Our Team

Meet the people from ImFusion
Wolfgang Wein
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Dr. Wolfgang Wein

CEO

Founder and CEO of ImFusion. He has 15 years of research experience in medical image computing and computer-assisted interventions, most of it in industry. After obtaining his doctoral degree from Prof. Navab's group in Munich, he worked a few years at Siemens Corporate Research in Princeton, NJ. He has conducted numerous projects from early feasibility to product implementation, providing innovative solutions for various clinical applications. From receiving the MICCAI Young Scientist Award in 2007, he has remained actively involved in the academic community with regular publications, and is also acting as adjunct professor for the faculty of computer science at Technische Universität München (TUM).

Alexander Ladikos
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Dr. Alexander Ladikos

CTO
Head of Computer Vision

Founding member and CTO of ImFusion with more than 15 years of experience in the areas of computer vision and medical image processing. Alexander obtained his PhD at Technische Universität München for work on multi-camera occlusion detection for robotic surgery environments. During this time he has been a visiting researcher at Telekom Laboratories in Berlin and INRIA Grenoble in France. His expertise spans a wide range of topics with a particular emphasis on 3D computer vision, 3D surface reconstruction and model based tracking. He has authored many scientific articles and patents and is a regular reviewer for all major computer vision and medical image processing conferences. He is also responsible for the ISO 13485 compliance and quality management processes at ImFusion.

Dorothée Werdehausen
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Dorothée Werdehausen

HR Manager
Head of Operations

Dorothée Werdehausen holds a degree in Business Administration (Industrie- und Handelskammer München) and completed her studies in Musicology, Music Education and Italian Literature in Berlin, Munich and Cremona (Italy) with a M.Sc. at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. She gained professional experience in the Marketing and Sales department of the Bavarian State Opera and the Executive Board of the Residenztheater. From 2013 to 2017 she worked as an Artist Manager for classical musicians. Dorothée joined ImFusion's management team in October 2017.

Judith Kurzmaier
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Judith Kurzmaier

Finance Manager

Judith Kurzmaier studied Biochemistry at Technische Universität München where she obtained her Bachelor's degree. First professional experience were gained in customer support at GOP Varieté Theater München. She completed her professional education as office management assistant at Drillisch Online GmbH where she afterwards joined the purchasing department. Judith joined ImFusion management team in May 2019.

Julia Rackerseder
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Julia Rackerseder

Technical Product Manager

Julia Rackerseder holds a Master's degree in Bioinformatics from LMU and TU Munich. Since 2016 she has been a researcher and PhD candidate at the Chair for Computer Aided Medical Procedures with strong focus on multi-modal medical image registration and segmentation in a neurosurgical setting. Julia brings 6+ years of professional experience to ImFusion: she is Co-Founder of the NPO MedInnovate and has been Head of Human Centered Design at Konica Minolta from 2019 - 2020. Julia is certified Service Design Thinker and Manager for Regulatory Affairs. She joined ImFusion as Product Manager in April 2021.

Lisa Stalitza
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Lisa Stalitza

Operations Manager

Lisa Stalitza holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, where she specialized in Marketing & Strategy as well as Technology & Innovation. She gathered international experience during her studies at Sogang University in Seoul, South Korea. While working for ProSiebenSat.1 TV Deutschland GmbH she gained her first professional experience. Lisa Stalitza joined ImFusion in March 2021 and is currently working as Operations Manager, where she strives to apply her academic knowledge to new challenges.

Devan Pitches
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Devan Pitches

Office Creative

Devan Pitches holds a Bachelor’s degree in Film and Digital Media from Deakin University in Melbourne (Australia). After completing his studies, he gained professional experience in office management as Operation Coordinator at a financial company in Melbourne. In 2016 he moved to Munich and began working as Office Creative at a software company, DAVID Systems. Here he divided his time between Marketing activities, moderating workshops and office management. Devan joined ImFusion as Office Creative in July 2021, where he combines his creative background and office management skills to tackle new challenges.

Raphael Prevost
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Dr. Raphael Prevost

Senior Research Scientist
Head of Machine Learning

Raphael Prevost studied in France where he obtained a MSc. in applied mathematics and a MSc. in machine learning and computer vision in 2010. He then spent three years in Philips Research working on image segmentation during his PhD. He authored multiple articles, book chapters and patents; he is laureate of the Dauphine Foundation 2014 Award, received the AMIES 2014 Prize for research in mathematics with industrial impact, and the MICCAI 2015 best reviewer award.

Since 2013, Raphael has worked on various image analysis topics and has driven R&D in terms of image segmentation and machine learning at ImFusion.

Machine Learning Deep Learning Image Segmentation Optimization Applied Mathematics
Christian Schulte zu Berge
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Dr. Christian Schulte zu Berge

Senior Software Engineer
Head of SDK

Christian Schulte zu Berge holds a Diploma in Computer Science from the University of Münster where he graduated with his thesis on Diffusion Tensor Imaging visualization. He then pursued a PhD on real-time processing for advanced visualization of medical ultrasound at Technische Universität München and enriched his academic work with a part-time stay at Siemens Corporate Technology in Princeton, NJ.

Christian joined the ImFusion team in April 2016 where he combines his background on large-scale software development with his academic expertise in visualization and computer graphics.

Software Architecture Computer Graphics Visualization & Perception GPU Programming Ultrasound
Oliver Zettinig
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Dr. Oliver Zettinig

Senior Research Scientist
Head of Ultrasound

Oliver Zettinig holds a Master's degree in Biomedical Computing and pursued his PhD on advanced, interventional ultrasound imaging techniques at Technische Universität München. During his academic career, he conducted research visits at Siemens Corporate Technology in Princeton, NJ, and Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD, and received the MICCAI Young Scientist Award in 2013.

Oliver joined ImFusion in February 2017 and strives to further push the boundaries in ultrasound-guided navigated procedures.

Ultrasound Imaging CAI / Interventional Navigation Medical Robotics Visual Servoing
Matthias Wieczorek
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Dr. Matthias Wieczorek

Senior Research Scientist
Head of CT and Interventional X-Ray

Matthias Wieczorek studied Computer Science at Technische Universität München and graduated with his thesis on Sparse regularization for Phase-Contrast Computed Tomography. Additionally, to these studies he holds a B.Sc. degree in Mathematics. He continued to work on problems related to modern Computed Tomography during his PhD on Anisotropic X-ray Dark-field tomography.

Matthias joined ImFusion in June 2017 and continues to improve the value gained from tomographic imaging methods.

Optimization Applied Mathematics Visualization Software Engineering GPU Programming Cone-beam computed tomography
Mattia Lupetti
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Dr. Mattia Lupetti

Senior Research Scientist

Mattia Lupetti studied Physics at the University of Pisa and pursued his PhD at LMU Muenchen at the chair of Computational and Plasma Physics, where he developed new concepts for imaging ultrashort laser pulses on nanostructured surfaces.

After four years working as Software Engineer in the Artificial Intelligence department at Brainlab, he joined ImFusion in November 2019, where he brings his experience in researching, prototyping and deploying Machine Learning models to solve new challenges in the field of medical image processing.

Deep Learning Machine Learning Software Engineering
Marijn Stollenga
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Dr. Marijn Stollenga

Senior Research Scientist

Marijn Stollenga graduated in Artificial Intelligence at the University of Groningen and pursued his PhD on Humanoid Perception and Control at the Swiss AI Lab IDSIA in the group of Prof. Jürgen Schmidhuber. From 2016 - 2018 he was a postdoctoral researcher at the TU München and worked on combining Virtual Reality and Machine Learning to train intelligent agents. He authored several papers applying deep learning in varying domains, ranging from automatic medical segmentation to robotic control. Marijn joined the ImFusion team in May 2018 where he continues to apply his knowledge to new challenges.

Artificial Intelligence Machine Learning Deep Learning
Marco Esposito
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Dr. Marco Esposito

Research Scientist

Marco Esposito holds a Master's degree in Computer Science from Technische Universität München, where he also pursued a PhD on Collaborative Robotic Medical Imaging. Previously he obtained a B.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Pisa. During his academic career he conjugated research and contribution to the open source robotic community. His work was presented at top-tier conferences such as MICCAI and ROSCON, and received the IJCARS Best Paper Award.

Marco joined ImFusion in May 2019, with the objective of making robots friendly and useful partners for doctors and surgeons.

Robotics Human-robot Interaction Interventional Imaging
Ilja Manakov
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Ilja Manakov

Research Scientist

Ilja Manakov studied Physics at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich where he completed the Medical Physics curriculum with a Master specialization. After graduating, he started his PhD in Computer Science at the chair for Database Systems and Data Mining, while being employed as a Research Scientist at the LMU University Clinic. In his PhD work, he focuses on Represenation, Self-Supervised and Unsupervised Learning. Ilja regularly authors scientific papers and received amongst others the Best Paper Award at MICCAI DART 2019. He joined ImFusion in October 2020, where he contributes with his practical and theoretical knowledge to the deep learning team.

Deep Learning Applied Mathematics Medical Physics Representation Learning
Nathanael Schilling
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Nathanael Schilling

Research Scientist

Nathanael Schilling holds Bachelor's degrees in both Computer Science and Mathematics and a M.Sc. in Mathematics, all from TU Munich. Since 2017 he has been PhD candidate in Mathematics at his alma mater, focusing his research on numerical and mathematical analysis of dynamical systems. Nathanael joined ImFusion's CT group in March 2021, and contributes with his expertise to solving a wide range of challenges in that field.

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Dr.-Ing. Franz Ulmer

Research Scientist

Franz Ulmer graduated in Computer Science at the University of Passau with a thesis on spectral clustering and its application to microarray data. After being a doctoral candidate at the German Aerospace Center (DLR), he wrote his dissertation on "Compensation of atmospheric disturbances in differential interferometry by adoption of high resolution weather models" at TU Munich. Franz has worked at Carl Zeiss Optotechnik GmbH, where he developed 3D scanners as a Lead Systems Engineer, and joined ImFusion in August 2021.

High Performance Computing Computer Vision Scientific Computing Algorithmic optimisation
Markus Mueller
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Markus Müller

Senior Software Engineer

Markus Müller studied Computer Science at Technische Universität München (TUM), completed internships in several industries and wrote his master thesis on multi-modal image registration with ImFusion. In 2014 he joined ImFusion as a full-time employee, where he employs his strong coding and software architecture skills combined with his medical imaging experience.

Software Engineering GPU Programming Image Registration
Olga Gavranovic
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Olga Gavranovic

Senior Software Engineer

Olga Gavranovic obtained her Master's degree in Computational Science and Engineering at Technische Universität München. She wrote her thesis on augmented touch interfaces for head-mounted displays at the augmented reality company Metaio. Olga has been working as a full-time employee at ImFusion on surface reconstruction and industrial vision applications since late 2015.

Software Engineering Computer Vision Parallel Computing
Simon Jagoda
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Simon Jagoda

Senior Research Engineer

Simon Jagoda joined up with ImFusion part-time in 2014 while a master level student at LMU Munich's department of physics. He has since finished his thesis on radiative feedback and efficient simulation of laser-plasma interactions and became a full-time employee in 2016. There, he employs his skills especially for image reconstruction problems which require detailed understanding of acquisition physics.

Numerical Analysis Computational Physics Dynamic Systems Simulations
Olivier Perret
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Olivier Perret

Senior Software Engineer

Olivier Perret studied Computer Engineering at ENSIMAG Grenoble, France and KTH Stockholm, Sweden. He graduated with a master thesis on real-time visualization of truck fleets at Scania. Olivier gained professional experience as a Software Developer at Dassault Systèmes 3DExcite and PPRO, both based in Munich.

He joined ImFusion in January 2018, where he is currently contributing with his software engineering and 3D graphics experience.

Software Engineering 3D Graphics
Martin Matilla
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Martin Matilla

Software Engineer

Martin Matilla holds a Bachelor's Degree in Telecommunications and Audiovisual Systems and obtained his Master's degree in Computer Vision at Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain. His Master's thesis dealt with real-time rendering of 360º video featuring multiview stereo estimation for VR. Martin brings over four years of experience as a Research Developer in the field of Image Processing and Multiview Reconstruction. In February 2019 he joined ImFusion where he consolidates his Computer Vision knowledge with his Software Development expertise.

Computer Vision Software Engineering Visualization
Alexander Schwer
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Alexander Schwer

Software Engineer

Alexander Schwer is a graduate of the University of Applied Sciences Augsburg (Dual Study of B.Eng. Electrical Engineering and Electronics Technician) and Technische Universität München (M.Sc. Electrical Engineering and Information Technology). He gained professional experience in Electrical and Software Engineering as a student at MAN Diesel & Turbo SE and Rohde & Schwarz, where he worked on 3D Posture Recognition and 3D Point Registration in Microwave Imaging. Alexander joined ImFusion in February 2020.

Computer Vision Applied Mathematics Machine Learning Deep Learning
Stefan Haninger
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Stefan Haninger

Software Engineer

Stefan Haninger holds a Bacherlor's degree in computer science with a minor in medicine and a Master's degree in biomedical computing, both obtained at Technische Universität München. In April 2019 Stefan joined ImFusion as working student to write his Master thesis which dealt with the accelartion of iterative reconstruction in X-ray computed tomography with deep learning. In March 2020 he joined the company as full time employee and contributes with his expertise in tomographic reconstruction and deep learning.

Computed Tomography Deep Learning Applied Mathematics GPU Programming
Lois Lano
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Loïs Lano

Software Engineer

Loïs Lano studied software development at INSA Toulouse, France and DTU Lyngby, Denmark. He gained first professional experience in the UK working at Imagination Technologies, where he honed his skills in 3D Graphics programming. In July 2020 Loïs joined the ImFusion team where he aims to implement modern programming techniques to the field of medical image processing.

3D Graphics Applied Mathematics
Mert Asim Karaoglu
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Mert Asim Karaoglu

Research Engineer

Mert Asim Karaoglu joined ImFusion as a working student in July 2019. He completed his Master's studies in Biomedical Computing at TU Munich with a thesis about Adversarial Domain Feature Adaptation for Monocular Bronchoscopic Depth Estimation and became a full-time employee as of April 2021. By joining ImFusion's Computer Vision group, he enriches the team with his expertise in learning-based methods and works on various 3D vision projects.

Computer Vision Deep Learning Domain Adaptation
Matteo Ronchetti
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Matteo Ronchetti

Software Engineer

Matteo Ronchetti studied Artificial Intelligence at the University of Pisa and graduated with his Master thesis on the Use of end-to-end differentiable models for the reconstruction of tomographies in noisy settings. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the Insurbria University Varese, Italy, and is co-organizer of the “Machine Learning Milan” meetup group, which is the largest Machine Learning meetup in Italy. Matteo joined ImFusion in March 2021.

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