University of Wisconsin–Madison

Diego Hernando PhD

Assistant Professor

Imaging Sciences

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  • Doctorate: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Urbana, IL)   2010
  • Graduate: Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)   2004
  • Undergraduate: Universidad de Valladolid (Spain)   2001


Dr. Diego Hernando is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Radiology and Medical Physics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research interests include multidimensional signal processing, estimation theory and algorithms, and the development of imaging techniques for rapid and quantitative MRI. He is particularly interested in contributing to transforming MRI into a truly quantitative imaging modality. By measuring physically meaningful properties of tissue, his group aims to develop quantitative imaging biomarkers to improve the detection, staging and treatment monitoring of various diseases.

Dr. Hernando works closely with the UW Liver Imaging Research Program (LIRP), in collaboration with Dr. Scott Reeder.

Dr. Hernando is also interested in enhancing UW-based collaborative research between imaging experts and machine learning experts. Jointly with Po-Ling Loh and Varun Jog from the UW Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, He is co-organizing a Machine Learning for Medical Imaging (ML4MI) initiative, including multiple activities over the year 2018. These activities include monthly seminars by internal and external, technical and clinical speakers, a one-day workshop (October 5), and a pilot grant program.

Dr. Hernando is originally from Valladolid (Spain), where he majored in Telecommunication Engineering (2001). He continued his studies in the United States and earned his Master's degree in Computer Engineering at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire (2004), and completed his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2010) under the supervision of Zhi-Pei Liang.