Prof. Dr. Björn Eskofier
Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen, Professor for Digital Support Systems in Sports and Medical Engineering, Head of Machine Learning & Data Analytics Lab
Bjoern M. Eskofier is German Research Foundation (DFG) funded Heisenberg-Professor for "Digital Support Systems in Sports and Medical Engineering". He heads the Machine Learning and Data Analytics Lab and the Central Institute for Medical Engineering at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuernberg (FAU). Currently, his lab has 40 co-workers, who do research in machine learning for wearable systems with applications in sports and health care.
Dr. Eskofier authored more than 180 peer reviewed articles, submitted 6 patent applications, started three spinoff startup companies, and won several medical-technical research awards. He was a visiting professor at Harvard Medical School (2016) and MIT (2018). His research and entrepreneurial agenda revolves around contributions to a Digital Health Ecosystem, where patients are connected to other stakeholders within the Healthcare system using digital support tools.