The IASTED International Symposia on
Imaging and Signal Processing in Healthcare and Technology
~ISPHT 2011~

May 16 – 18, 2011
Washington, DC, USA


Medical Robotics and Computer-Integrated Interventional Medicine

Prof. Russell H. Taylor
The Johns Hopkins University, USA


This talk will discuss ongoing research at the NSF Engineering Research Center for Computer-Integrated Surgical Systems and Technology (CISST ERC) to develop systems that combine innovative algorithms, robotic devices, imaging systems, sensors, and human-machine interfaces to work cooperatively with surgeons in the planning and execution of surgery and other interventional procedures. This talk will describe past and emerging research themes and illustrate them with examples drawn from our current research activities in medical robotics and computer-integrated interventional systems.

Biography of the Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker Portrait

Russell H. Taylor received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford in 1976. He joined IBM Research in 1976, where he developed the AML robot language and managed the Automation Technology Department and (later) the Computer-Assisted Surgery Group before moving in 1995 to Johns Hopkins, where he is a Professor of Computer Science with joint appointments in Mechanical Engineering, Radiology, and Surgery and is also Director of the NSF Engineering Research Center for Computer-Integrated Surgical Systems and Technology. He is the author of over 250 refereed publications, a Fellow of the IEEE, of the AIMBE, of the MICCAI Society, and of the Engineering School of the University of Tokyo. He is also a recipient of the IEEE Robotics Pioneer Award and of the MICCAI Society Enduring Impact Award, and he is a recipient of the Maurice Müller Award for excellence in computer-assisted orthopaedic surgery.