Martin Wagner, Dr. sc. hum.

Martin G. Wagner, Dr. sc. hum. is a senior scientist in the department of Medical Physics at the University of Wisconsin. He received his diploma in computer science (bachelors and masters) with distinction from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg with a focus on machine learning and medical image analysis. Later he earned his doctorate in neuroradiology (medical physics) magna cum laude from the University of Heidelberg, Germany. He has been a University of Wisconsin staff member since 2013, where he focused on developing advanced imaging techniques for 3-dimensional interventional device guidance including guidewires, catheters, and prosthetic heart valves for minimally invasive procedures. His research interests include multimodality imaging (x-ray, CT, ultrasound, MRI) and image fusion techniques, quantitative imaging, and machine learning. Most recently he has also been involved in developing targeting techniques for Histotripsy, a novel non-invasive, non-thermal, and non-ionizing technology for tissue destruction and tumor treatment. His work has resulted in over 50 scientific publications and presentations, 8 inventions/patents, as well as federal and industrial grant support.