Christos Davatzikos, PhD



Christos Davatzikos, PhD

Wallace T. Miller Sr. Professor of Radiology; Professor of Electrical and Systems Engineering; and Professor of Informatics

Christos Davatzikos, PhD is the Wallace T. Miller Sr. Professor of Radiology at the University of Pennsylvania and Director of the AI2D Center. Dr. Davatzikos holds secondary appointments in the Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics and the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering at Penn, as well as in the Bioengineering and Applied Mathematics graduate groups. He obtained his undergraduate degree from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece in 1989; and his Ph.D. degree from Johns Hopkins in 1994 on a Fulbright scholarship. Dr. Davatzikos then joined the faculty in Radiology, and later in Computer Science, where he founded and directed the Neuroimaging Laboratory. In 2002, Dr. Davatzikos moved to Penn, where he founded and directed the Biomedical Image Analysis section. His interests are in medical image analysis and machine learning. He oversees a diverse research program focusing on AI methods in Neuroimaging, as well as its application to clinical studies on aging and Alzheimer’s Disease, neuropsychiatric diseases, and brain cancer. Dr. Davatzikos has served on a variety of scientific journal editorial boards and grant review committees. He is an IEEE fellow, and a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, and a member of the US Academy of Radiology Research.

Content Area Specialties

Machine learning for medical imaging, integrated AI-guided diagnostics

Methodology Specialties

Medical image computing, machine learning in imaging, computational clinical neuroscience

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