Prof. Christos Davatzikos, Ph.D.

Visiting Fellow, CAS Research Group “Tools for Transnational Neuropsychiatric Research”

University of Pennsylvania


Christos Davatzikos is Wallace T. Miller Sr. Professor of Radiology at the University of Pennsylvania.

In addition, he is Director of the AI in Biomedical Imaging (AIBIL) laboratory as well as Director of the AI2D Center for AI and Data Science for Integrated Diagnostics. He holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering and in the Division of Informatics at Penn, as well as at the Bioengineering an Applied Mathematics graduate groups.

He obtained his Ph.D. degree from the Johns Hopkins University in 1994, on a Fulbright scholarship. He then joined the faculty in Radiology and later in Computer Science, where he founded and directed the Neuroimaging Laboratory. In 2002 he moved to Penn, where he founded and directed the section of biomedical image analysis, and in 2013 he was the founding director of the Center for Biomedical Image Computing and Analytics.

Christos Davatzikos’ interests are in medical image analysis. He oversees a diverse research program ranging from basic problems of imaging pattern analysis and machine learning, to a variety of clinical studies of aging and Alzheimer’s Disease, schizophrenia, brain cancer, and brain development.

Christos Davatzikos has served on a variety of scientific journal editorial boards and grant review committees. He is an IEEE fellow, a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, and member of the council of distinguished investigators of the US Academy of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging Research.

He is a Visiting Fellow at CAS at the invitation of Prof. Dr. Nikolaos Koutsouleris (Medicine, LMU) and Prof. Dr. Johannes Levin (Medicine, LMU) in the context of the CAS Research Group Tools for Transnational Neuropsychiatric Research.