Michael is a senior researcher at Simula Research Laboratory. He received his Master’s degree from Klagenfurt University with distinction and finished his PhD at the University of Oslo in two and a half years. His PhD thesis topic was efficient processing of medical multimedia workloads.
His research interests are medical multimedia data analysis and understanding, image processing, image retrieval and parallel processing. He is involved in several initiatives like the MediaEval Benchmarking Initiative for Multimedia Evaluation, which runs this year the Medico task (automatic analysis of sperm video). Furthermore, he is part of an expert group for the Norwegian Council of Technology on Machine Learning for Healthcare.
I am working mainly with the application of artificial intelligence in the field of assisted reproduction. At the moment we are focusing on sperm analysis but in the future, we will also target other areas such as embryo classification. In my free time I am usually with my family or my bike. Recently I finished a 300km bike race in Sweden. It was quite fun, and I can recommend doing it. I like the ESHRE ambassador program because it gives the possibility to come in contact with the community which is important for me.