Isabell received her Diploma in Electrical Engineering from Leibniz University of Hanover, Germany, focussing on signal processing and radio frequency applications, with a special interest in cochlear implants. She subsequently did a PhD in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Melbounre. As part of Bionic Vision Australia, her research was centered around finding novel stimulation strategies for retinal implant users.
Isabell joined IBM in 2015. Her reseach interests lie in developing neural networks for biomedical applications and neural modelling.