Tobias Elze, PhD

Tobias Elze, PhD, is an investigator at Schepens Eye Research Institute and an instructor in ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School. After receiving his PhD in computer science, with an emphasis on visual neuroscience, through the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Dr. Elze joined the Schepens Eye Research Institute in 2011 as a postdoctoral fellow. At Schepens, he extended his research focus from basic vision science and visual psychophysics to ophthalmology. Dr. Elze joined the faculty of Harvard Medical School in 2013 and of Schepens Eye Research Institute in 2014. He contributes his expertise in computational statistics and machine learning to large-scale data analyses of clinical patient measurements. In particular, Dr. Elze studies the relationship between retinal structure and visual function in eye diseases like glaucoma, and aims to develop novel diagnostic and prognostic methods.