Address

20 Staniford Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02114

Contact Information

Email: tobias_elze at meei.harvard.edu

Dr. Tobias Elze

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Co-director of the MEE Clinical Data Science Institute
Director of Harvard Ophthalmology AI Lab

Schepens Eye Research Institute, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School

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Biography

Dr. Tobias Elze is a computational vision scientist at Schepens Eye Research Institute of Mass. Eye and Ear. 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 and in 2017 an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School. His group works in the intersection among mathematics, computer science, and clinical ophthalmology.

Education

  1. 2013

    Postdoctoral Training

    Schepens Eye Research Institute, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School
  2. 2011

    PhD

    Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences

Professional Appointments

  1. 2022-Present
    Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
    Schepens Eye Research Institute, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School
  2. 2017-2021
    Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
    Schepens Eye Research Institute, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School
  3. 2013-2017
    Instructor in Ophthalmology
    Schepens Eye Research Institute, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School

Awards

  • Jan 1, 2022 - December 31, 2023
    SERI Scholar Award
    Harvard Medical School
  • 2018
    Alice J. Adler Fellowship
    Harvard Medical School
  • 2013
    Best Clinical Poster, Harvard Ophthalmology Annual Meeting and Alumni Reunion
    Harvard Medical School