Richard Droste

PhD Student in Medical Imaging

University of Oxford


Richard Droste graduated with distinction from ETH Zurich with B.Sc. (2014) and M.Sc.(2017) degrees in mechanical engineering. Before commencing his Ph.D. in engineering science at the University of Oxford in 2017, he worked as an intern at Siemens Healthcare, Germany, in 2015, at McKinsey & Company, Germany, in 2016, and as a research assistant at the Institute for Biomedical Engineering, ETH Zurich in 2017.

Currently, Richard is working on the interdisciplinary PULSE (Perception Ultrasound by Learning Sonographic Experience) project. The aim of the project is to build machine learning systems that capture the expertise of sonographers in order to enable the widespread deployment of fetal ultrasound screenings.


  • Machine Learning & Deep Learning
  • Computer Vision
  • Medical Imaging (Ultrasund & MRI)


  • Currently: PhD in Engineering Science, (graduating 2021)

    University of Oxford

  • MSC in Mechanical Engineering, 2017

    ETH Zurich

  • BSc in Mechanical Engineering, 2014

    ETH Zurich