Professor Andreas H. Hielscher received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Rice University, Houston, Texas. After a postdoctoral fellowship at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, he moved to Columbia University in New York City, where he became the Director of the Biophotonics and Optical Radiology Laboratory. In 2020, he accepted an offer to head the newly formed Department of Biomedical Engineering at New York University (NYU). His work focuses on the development of state-of-the-art systems for clinical optical tomographic imaging that make use of the equation of radiative transfer. He applies this technology to diagnose and monitor arthritis, vascular diseases, breast cancer, brain activity, and more. He has published over 300 scientific articles and several book chapters and holds over 20 patents. His work has been funded by various institutes at the National Institutes of Health (NIAMS, NIBIB, and NCI), DARPA, and other funding agencies.