Roland was instrumental in helping develop early engineering/regulatory team members at RapidAI, and the business plan for core-lab services for two large industry-sponsored trials. A serial entrepreneur with 30+ years of experience developing academic/commercial software, he is Co-Director of the Stanford 3D Lab. Roland has published 240 peer-reviewed articles, holds 28 patents, and authored the seminal stroke and perfusion imaging textbook.
Since 2017, he has been Professor of Radiology and Director of Research Excellence in Neuroimaging at the University of Melbourne, and Director of Quantitative Neuroimaging at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Australia. From 2001 to 2017, he served as a faculty member in the Department of Radiology (and, by courtesy, Neurology and the Neurosciences) at Stanford University.
He is also a Distinguished Investigator of the American Academy of Radiology Research, and a Senior Fellow of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM). He holds a master's and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Technische Universität Graz, an MBA from Deakin University, and a professorship degree in medical physics and biophysics from Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz.