Patrick La Riviere received the A.B. degree in physics from Harvard University in 1994 and the Ph.D. degree from the Graduate Programs in Medical Physics in the Department of Radiology at the University of Chicago in 2000. In between, he studied the history and philosophy of physics while on the Lionel de Jersey-Harvard scholarship to Cambridge University. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Radiology at the University of Chicago, where his research interests include tomographic reconstruction in computed tomography, x-ray fluorescence computed tomography, and computational microscopy. In 2005, he received the IEEE Young Investigator Medical Imaging Scientist Award, given to a young investigator within 6 years of the Ph.D. for significant contributions to medical imaging research. He is an author of more than 75 peer-reviewed articles and peer-reviewed conference proceedings and 8 book chapters. With Mark Anastasio, he edited Emerging Imaging Technologies in Medicine (Taylor-Francis-CRC, 2012).

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