Professor for Digital Support Systems in Sports and Medical Engineering, Head of Machine learning and Data Analytics Lab | University Erlangen-Nuerenberg
Prof. Dr. Bjoern 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 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 in sports and healthcare. Dr. Eskofier authored more than 180 peer reviewed articles, submitted 6 patent applications, started three spinoff startup companies, and won several medtech 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.