Taylor selected to receive IEEE EMBS’s Technical Achievement Award

May 8, 2015

Russell H. Taylor, the John C. Malone Professor of Computer Science and director of the Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics at the Whiting School of Engineering, has won the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ Engineering in Medicine and Biology Technical Achievement Award for “contributions and leadership in the field of surgical robotics and computer-integrated interventional systems.”

Russell-TaylorThe award, given to up to five recipients a year, recognizes outstanding achievements, contributions, and/or innovations in any area of bioengineering by an individual or group of individuals.

Taylor, who has more than 35 years’ experience in the fields of computer science, robotics, and computer-integrated interventional medicine, holds joint appointments in Mechanical Engineering, Radiology, and Surgery, and is Director of the Engineering Research Center for Computer-Integrated Surgical Systems and Technology. He received a Bachelor of Engineering Science degree from Johns Hopkins University in 1970 and a PhD in computer science from Stanford University in 1976. From 1976 to 1995, Taylor worked at IBM’s T.J. Watson Research Center, where he developed the AML robot language and managed the Automation Technology Department and, later, the Computer-Assisted Surgery Group.

In 1995, Taylor returned to Johns Hopkins as professor of computer science. He has authored more than 300 peer-reviewed publications, 13 book chapters, and a book, and holds 30 US patents. Among his numerous honors and awards are being named a Fellow of the IEEE, AIMBE, and the MICCAI Society, and receiving the IEEE Robotics Pioneer Award and the MICCAI Society Enduring Impact Award

Formal presentation will be made at IEEE EMBS conference, in Milan, Italy, at the end of August.

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