Eigil Samset, PhD

GE Vingmed Ultrasound / University of Oslo

Current Position

Eigil Samset is Digital Program Manager in GE Healthcare Cardiovasvular Ultrasound. I am responsible for artificial intelligence research and product development in GE. I offer exciting research projects at master and PhD-level within this area


I obtained my MSc from NTNU in Trondheim in 1997 in the field of cybernetics (control science) with a special focus on bio-cybernetics. As a part of my studies I was a visiting researcher at Standford University (California, USA), in the Center for Research in Cardiovascular Interventions, studying intravascular ultrasound (IVUS).

My PhD was defended at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Oslo in the field of MRI-guided therapy in 2003. The research was performed at the Interventional Centre in close collaboration with General Electric Medical Systems.

From spring 2005 I spent over two years as a visiting scientist at Brigham and Women´s Hospital in Boston (Massachusetts, USA). My research was focused on enabling technology for MRI-guided cardiac intervention and development of robust and versatile software for image-guided therapy.

From 2008 to 2011 I gained experience in industrial and commercial managment while working for Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies.


I have a commitment to integrate and advance research across boundaries of engineering technologies and medicine, with the aim to develop products with high added value for healthcare providers and patients. I emphasize development and integration of decision support tools with a workflow driven interaction. I am currently focusing on how machine learning and artificial intelligence can save cost and provide value in optimizing the cardiology care pathway.

I have a keen interested in topics such as: Innovation and Intellectual Property Rights as well as implementation of algorithms that are robust, verifiable and technologically sound.