Russell H. Taylor is the John C. Malone Professor in the Department of Computer Science, and the director of the Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics, and of the (graduated) NSF Engineering Research Center for Computer-Integrated Surgical Systems and Technology (CISST ERC).
Taylor’s research interests include robotics, human-machine cooperative systems, medical imaging & modeling, and computer-integrated interventional systems. He is editor-in-chief emeritus of the IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, and has served on numerous other editorial and scientific advisory boards.
In 1994 he was elected as a Fellow of the IEEE “for contributions in the theory and implementation of programmable sensor-based robot systems and their application to surgery and manufacturing”, and he is also a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, of the AIMBE, of the MICCAI Society, and of the Engineering School of the University of Tokyo. In 2020, Taylor was elected to the National Academy of Engineering “for contributions to the development of medical robotics and computer-integrated systems.”
He is also a recipient of numerous awards, including 4 IBM Outstanding Achievement Awards; 4 IBM Invention Awards; the Maurice Müller Award for Excellence in Computer-Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery; the IEEE Robotics Pioneer Award; the MICCAI Society Enduring Impact Award; the IEEE EMBS Technical Field Award; and the Honda Prize.
Taylor has over 40 years of professional experience in the fields of computer science, robotics, and computer-integrated interventional medicine. He received a Bachelor of Engineering Science degree from Johns Hopkins University in 1970 and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University 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.
Secondary Appointments: Mechanical Engineering, Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Radiology, Surgery