Michael Liebling is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UCSB.
Before joining UCSB in 2007, he studied Physics at EPFL (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland) and received the MS in 2000, with a diploma thesis on computerized tomography reconstruction. He was granted the PhD degree (Dr.ès sc.) from the same institution in 2004 for a dissertation on Digital Holography and Image Processing that he completed under the advisory of Prof. Michael Unser at the Biomedical Imaging Group, EPFL. From 2004 to 2007, he was a Postdoctoral Scholar in the lab of Prof. Scott E. Fraser at the Biological Imaging Center, Beckman Institute, California Institute of Technology.
His research interests are biological image acquisition, reconstruction, processing, and analysis. More specifically, he focuses on developing novel microscopy instrumentation combined with the computational tools to enable dynamic, multi-modal, and in vivo cellular imaging during embryonic heart morphogenesis.
Michael Liebling is the recipient of the 2004 Research Award of the Swiss Society for Biomedical Engineering. He was granted prospective (2004–2005) and advanced (2006–2008) researcher fellowships from the Swiss National Science Foundation.