Karl is an independent researcher/entrepreneur holding an Adjunct Professorship in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of British Columbia. He received Bachelors and Masters degrees in physics/medical physics at McGill before completing a PhD at UBC in 2003 while working part time at BC Cancer as a clinical physicist. Focusing on potentially high impact near term clinical applications, he continued to explore research opportunities including Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT), 4D VMAT planning and real-time interactive planning methods for general and adaptive RT. Working with Varian Medical Systems, the planning algorithms developed by Dr. Otto became the basis for the commercial RapidArc system which is now used in more than a thousand cancer centers globally. More recently Dr Otto joined Limbus AI to pursue applications of deep learning and AI in radiation therapy.
You can get in touch with Dr. Otto on LinkedIn.