Chair for Computer Aided Medical Procedures & Augmented Reality
Lehrstuhl für Informatikanwendungen in der Medizin & Augmented Reality

Ing. John T LaMaster, M.Sc.

John LaMaster

John LaMaster
PhD Candidate

  • Room: MSB/IMETUM 1.101
  • Building: Munich School of Bioengineering (MSB), Boltzmannstr. 11, Garching Forschungszentrum (map)
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About me

I studied Biomedical Engineering in St. Louis, MO (USA) at Saint Louis University (B.S. 2014) where I focused on regenerative medicine. I then completed the Erasmus Mundus' Common European Master's Course in Biomedical Engineering (CEMACUBE) at RWTH Aachen University (RWTH Aachen, Germany) and the Czech Technical University in Prague (ČVUT Prague, Czech Republic) where I specialized in Medical Imaging Instrumentation (M.Sc. 2016). My interests have evolved from tissue engineering in my bachelor's to medical imaging in the master's, and I am now focusing on medical image processing and analysis based on machine learning and deep learning techniques primarily using MR images, MR spectroscopy, and tumor simulations. My current research, funded by the DAAD, focuses on integrating MRSI data into image-based deep learning networks to create computer-aided diagnostic (CAD) devices for use in diagnosing brain tumors.

Research Interests

  • Medical imaging data analysis
  • Data simulation: using physics models to simulate large volumes of tumor spectra
  • Multiparametric MR data: working with multimodal imaging sequences, focusing on MR Spectroscopy
  • Computer-aided diagnositc algorithms (CAD devices): using machine learning techniques for disease predictions

Current Research Projects

  • CNN-based techniques for MR spectroscopy quantification
  • CNN-based techniques for unsupervised MRS data processing
  • GAN-based approach for MRS domain adaptation

Available Projects

Please contact me for available student projects (M.Sc thesis, B.Sc. thesis, semester projects) if you are interested in medical image analysis for brain applications based on MRI images and MR spectroscopy. Please include your CV and transcript as well.

Incorporating MRS Data into a Multimodal Bayesian Tumor Growth Model for Glioblastoma

Image credits: Dr. Jana Lipkova; Dr. Dhritiman Das


  • 2018 Began Ph.D at TU Munich - DAAD Fellow
  • 2016 M.Sc. Biomedical Engineering - Czech Technical University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
  • 2014-2015 RWTH Aachen, Aachen, Germany
  • 2014 B.Sc. Biomedical Engineering - Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO USA
  • 2011 Study Abroad - Saint Louis University - Madrid, Madrid, Spain

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