Kai is a graduate student at the NUIG finalizing his Ph.D. work this year on the use of multiple reference optical coherence tomography (MR-OCT) for imaging and biomarker extraction. He has 5 years of industrial experience in software development with Java, studied Electrical Engineering in Germany at the TU Chemnitz, and Physics and Instrumentation at the GMIT, Galway, Ireland. He has a keen interest in different programming languages including C/C++, Python, Elisp and has also substantial experience with LabView and MATLAB. His research interests are algorithmic programming, software to hardware interfacing, signal and image processing, and optimization of optical system designs.
His current project work is the optimization of MR-OCT for industrial applications, which includes the investigation of the acquisition and processing of OCT signals, as well as the integration of optical systems and the optimization of data analysis systems, related to other microscopic imaging technologies.
Kai has been awarded the SPIE Travel Scholarship and the SFI poster price 2016 during the Advanced Laser Technologies Conference 2016, Galway, Ireland.