Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Edward & Maria Keonjian Endowed Chair
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Vision Science
Associate Professor of Systems and Industrial Engineering
Associate Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Associate professor Wolfgang Fink is the inaugural Edward and Maria Keonjian Endowed Chair with joint appointments in the departments of electrical and computer engineering, biomedical engineering, systems and industrial engineering, aerospace and mechanical engineering, and ophthalmology and vision science at the University of Arizona.
From 2001 to 2016 he served as a visiting associate in physics at the California Institute of Technology, and held concurrent appointments as a visiting research associate professor of ophthalmology and neurological surgery at the University of Southern California from 2005 to 2014.
Fink is the founder and director of the Visual and Autonomous Exploration Systems Research Laboratory at Caltech and the University of Arizona. He was a senior researcher at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory from 2000 to 2009.
His research comprises human and brain-machine interfaces, smart service systems, autonomous systems, biomedical engineering for health care, and computer-optimized design. He is an AIMBE fellow, a PHM fellow, a UA College of Engineering da Vinci fellow, a UA ACABI fellow, and a senior member of IEEE and SPIE. He has more than 250 publications and 20 patents to date.
- PhD: theoretical physics ("summa cum laude"), University of Tübingen, 1997
- MS: physics and physical chemistry, University of Göttingen, 1993
- BS: physics, University of Göttingen, 1990
Numeric modeling of physics, biological systems and computational techniques
Artificial vision and vision prostheses, autonomous robotic space exploration, biomedical sensor and system development, cognitive and reasoning systems, and computer-optimized design