Achim Schweikard studied mathematics at Hamburg University and the University of Paris XI. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from the Technical University of Berlin in 1989. Later, he worked as a Research Associate at the Department of Computer Science at Stanford University, on a joint project between Stanford's Departments of Neurosurgery and Computer Science. In 1994, he joined the Technical University of Munich (TU Munich) as an Associate Professor. In 2002, he joined Luebeck University as a fulltime Professor. He is the inventor of numerous technologies in medical robotics. His invention of correlation-based tracking for cancer radiosurgery has started to become the standard of care in cancer radiosurgery. A very large number of cancer patients worldwide were treated with this new highly accurate method. His research areas of interest include medical robotics and artificial intelligence methods.
Biography Updated on 22 March 2012