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Peter Kazanzides, a research professor in computer science, focuses on computer-integrated surgery and satellite servicing; real-time sensing to account for uncertainty, and systems engineering to enable deployment in the real world. He is a member of the Robotics, Vision, and Graphics Group.

He co-founded Integrated Surgical Systems (ISS) in November 1990 to commercialize the robotic hip replacement research performed at IBM and the University of California, Davis. As director of robotics and software, he was responsible for the design, implementation, validation, and support of the ROBODOC System, which has been used for more than 20,000 hip and knee replacement surgeries.

Kazanzides received a ScB (1983) in Electrical Engineering, and AB (1983) in Computer Science, an ScM  (1985) in Electrical Engineering, a ScM (1987) in Applied Mathematics and a PhD (1988) in Electrical Engineering – all at Brown University.