Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School, USA
Michelle Böck, Ph.D. is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Medical and Biophysics at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. Her main research and industry experience lie at the intersection of mathematics, physics, and medicine. She currently works in both clinical and theoretical research to improve radiation therapy treatment planning methods to increase clinical efficiency and accuracy of optimization tools.
Michelle received her Ph.D. Degree in Applied & Computational Mathematics from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, and her Master’s Degree in Engineering Physics from the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien). Michelle’s Ph.D. research was done in a collaboration between the KTH Department of Mathematics and RaySearch Laboratories. During her doctoral studies, she developed and studied mathematical models based on stochastic programming and robust optimization to handle interfractional anatomical variations occurring during radiation therapy. After having received her Ph.D. degree in the summer of 2019, Michelle continued to work on optimization methods in the research department at RaySearch Laboratories before joining the Dana-Farber Cancer Institue and Harvard Medical School in early 2020.