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Elisabeth Brunner
Elisabeth Brunner, Dipl.-Math., PhD

Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering
Position: Research Associate (Postdoc)

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Algorithms; Optical Imaging; Tomography, Optical Coherence

Research group(s)

Research interests

During my PhD work in the fields of applied mathematics and astronomical adaptive optics, I have acquired expertise in numerical algorithms and optimization, physical modeling and parallel programming with GPUs. In my current position as Post Doc at the Medical University of Vienna, I have the exciting opportunity to apply my knowledge to OCT retinal imaging and gain experience in medical engineering and experimental physics.

Techniques, methods & infrastructure

  • Wavefront sensing and correction
  • Numerical algorithms and optimization
  • Adaptive optics OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography)

Selected publications

  1. De Visser, C.C., Brunner, E. & Verhaegen, M., 2016. On distributed wavefront reconstruction for large-scale adaptive optics systems. Journal of the Optical Society of America A, 33(5), p.817. Available at:
  2. Brunner, E. et al., 2018. GPU implementation for spline-based wavefront reconstruction. Journal of the Optical Society of America A, 35(6), p.859. Available at:
  3. Viegers, M. et al., 2017. Nonlinear spline wavefront reconstruction through moment-based Shack-Hartmann sensor measurements. Optics Express, 25(10), p.11514. Available at:
  4. Brunner, E., de Visser, C.C. & Verhaegen, M., 2017. Nonlinear spline wavefront reconstruction from Shack-Hartmann intensity measurements through small aberration approximations. Journal of the Optical Society of America A, 34(9), p.1535. Available at: