Naiara Korta Martiartu

Korta Martiartu, Naiara, Dr. sc

Postdoctoral researcher (she/her)

Universitätsspital Zürich,
Institut Diagnostische & Interventionelle Radiologie
OPS C11, Rämistrasse 100, CH-8091 Zürich, Switzerland

Naiara is a former Postdoc in the Zurich Ultrasound Research & Translation group at USZ. She joined in July 2020, after completing her PhD at the Department of Earth Sciences at ETH Zurich. She received the bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Basque Country (UPV/EHU) in 2009 and the M.Sc. degree in geophysics from the University of Barcelona in 2010. Naiara left ZURT in October 2021 in order to take up a new postdoctoral position at the University of Bern.

Naiara’s work lies at the intersection between ultrasound medical imaging and seismology. She is interested in fostering and translating knowledge from one field to the other, and vice versa. In particular, her current research interests are optimal experimental design problems, uncertainty quantification, and tomographic inverse problems, which include full-waveform inversion. 

Selected publications: [google scholar]

Korta Martiartu, N., Boehm, C., and Fichtner, A. (2020). “3D Wave-Equation Based Finite-Frequency Tomography for Ultrasound Computed Tomography”. In: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, pp. 1–1. issn: 1525-8955. doi: 10.1109/TUFFC.2020.2972327. 

Korta Martiartu, N., Boehm, C., Hapla, V., Maurer, H., Balic, I. J., and Fichtner, A. (2019). “Optimal experimental design for joint reflection- transmission ultrasound breast imaging: From ray- to wave-based methods”. In: The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 146.2, pp. 1252–1264. doi: 10.1121/1.5122291


Korta Martiartu, N. (2020). Tomography across scales: Knowledge transfer from seismology to imaging breast tissue with ultrasound. ETH Zürich.  PhD Thesis.