PD Dr. Thomas Wittenberg

Chair for Visual Computing / Chief Scientist & Research Manager, Digital Health and Analytics, Fraunhofer IIS

I specialize in researching and developing image analysis and machine learning applications in the fields of diagnostic and interventional endoscopy, digital pathology, mammography, image-based vital sign acquisition, and healthcare data visualization. My motivation lies in advancing these technologies to be more robust and reliable, in improving medical care, and enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of medical procedures, meeting the specific needs of physicians, healthcare professionals, and patients.

Research projects

  • Artificial intelligence and visual computing methods for diagnostic and interventional endoscopy and surgery
  • AI-driven lesion and object detection and tracking in endoscopy data for esophagus, bladder, colon, larynx, etc. (“Deep Colonoscopy”, “Deep Urology”)
  • 3D-acquisition and reconstruction in healthcare using optical data (GastroMapper, EndoRama, CystoRama, etc.)
  • Integration of haptic-visual feedback for surgical planning in the operating room
  • ML and AI-based image analysis for Digital Pathology (TRR & SFB 305, SFB 706)

Current projects

  • Automatische Detektion von Läsionen in der Harnblase in zytoskopischen Aufnahmen mittelsKI-basierter Bildanalyse

    (Third Party Funds Single)

    Term: 1. September 2023 - 28. February 2026
    Funding source: Stiftungen
  • Datenmanagement, Bioinformatik und Imaging-Plattform (Z01)

    (Third Party Funds Group – Sub project)

    Overall project: TRR 305: Über die Analyse der metastatischen Koloniebildung zu neuen systemischen Krebstherapien
    Term: 1. January 2021 - 31. December 2024
    Funding source: DFG / Sonderforschungsbereich / Transregio (SFB / TRR)

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