About

I became interested in things Bayesian when I was contemplating the impact of probabilistic knowledge on medical decisions.  As a physicist, I had been introduced to standard Fischer statistics, but had never studied probability and/or statistics formally.  As I became more involved in decision making under uncertainty, Bayesian networks seemed to me the obvious choice, and that, as they say, was that.

My interest in medical decision making stemmed from my work in multiobjective optimization, which arose from working on optimization in intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT).  I got involved in IMRT early in its development but more on the hardware side and measuring dose distributions. Originally I was an atomic physicist who moved to charged particle biophysics, then to clinical heavy charged particle therapy.

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s