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Dr. Elze is a computational vision scientist. His research addresses the methodology of basic and clinical vision science, such as optimal design of experiments and clinical studies and optimal data analysis (particularly for large and high-dimensional datasets). Dr. Elze's current projects include the functional characterization of eye diseases like glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and diabetic retinopathy, and the relationship between retinal structure and functional vision loss. Dr. Elze also develops adaptive sampling techniques for efficient clinical function testing and investigates display technology for clinical applications.
As a former member of the research group “Complex Structures in Biology and Cognition” at Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Dr. Elze focused on methodology in visual neuroscience and psychophysics. In 2011, he joined the laboratory of Dr. Peter Bex at Schepens Eye Research Institute of Mass. Eye and Ear, where he started to investigate ophthalmic diseases using psychophysical and bioinformatical methods and machine learning. In 2013, he became an Instructor in Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School, and in 2014 an Investigator at Schepens Eye Research Institute of Mass. Eye and Ear. He leads an interdisciplinary team of research fellows and students. His group works in the intersection among mathematics, computer science, and clinical ophthalmology.
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Ph.D., Computer Science, Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences (2011)
Postdoctoral Fellow, Schepens Eye Research Institute, Harvard Medical School (2011-2013)
2013: Best Clinical Poster, Harvard Ophthalmology Annual Meeting and Alumni Reunion