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Über Professor Sir Mike Brady

Professor Sir Michael Brady is Emeritus Professor of Oncology at the University of Oxford.  The University of Oxford appointed him to a professorship in Information Engineering 1985. , from which he recently retired.  Prior to Oxford, he was Senior Research Scientist in the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at the Massachussetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he was one of the founders of the Robotics Laboratory.  Mike is the author of over 600 articles and holds 26 patents in computer vision, robotics, medical image analysis and artificial intelligence, and wrote or edited ten books, including: Robot Motion (MIT Press 1984), Robotics Science (MIT Press 1989), Robotics Research (MIT Press 1984), Mammographic Image Analysis (Kluwer, January 1999), Images and Artefacts of the Ancient World (British Academy, 2005) and the International Workshop on Digital Mammography (Springer 2006).  He was editor of the Artificial Intelligence Journal (1987-2002), and founding editor of the International Journal of Robotics Research (1981-2000).  

Mike has been elected  Fellow of the Royal Society, Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Honorary Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, Fellow of the Institute of Physics, Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, and Fellow of the British Computer Society.  He was awarded the IEE Faraday Medal for 2000, the IEEE Third Millennium Medal for the UK, the Henry Dale Prize (for “outstanding work on a biological topic by means of an original multidisciplinary approach”) by the Royal Institution in 2005, and the Whittle Medal by the Royal Academy of Engineering 2010.  Mike was knighted in the New Year’s honours list for 2003.  He has been awarded honorary doctorates by the universities of Essex, Manchester, Liverpool, Southampton, Oxford Brookes, and Paul Sabatier (Toulouse, France), and has been appointed Honorary Professor at the (Chinese) Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications and Chongsha's South China University.

Mike has a continuing strong commitment to commercialisation of science, in particular to entrepreneurial activity.  He has served as  non-executive director and is currently Deputy Chairman of Oxford Instruments plc (http://www.oxinst.com/) since 1994. From 1994-2004 he was also a non-executive director of AEA Technology plc.  He resigned from the latter position because one of his companies, Mirada Solutions Ltd, was acquired in 2003 by CTI Molecular Imaging, a NASDAQ quoted company, and he was invited to serve on the board of CTI Mirada.  Mike is a founding Director of the following Start-up companies: Guidance (http://www.guidance.eu.com/ - Chairman); Matakina (http://www.matakina.com/ ) mammographic image analysis; and Mirada Medical Limited (http://www.mirada-medical.com/) which is developing medical image analysis software (installed in almost 2000 hospitals worldwide).  The latter is a MBO (Management-Buy-out) from Siemens, who acquired CTI in 2005, and corresponds to the 3rd party activities of CTI Mirada.  Mike is Chairman of Acuitas Medical Ltd (http://www.acuitasmedical.com/) which has developed novel MRI pulse sequences for fine structure analysis (e. g. fibrosis); and Colwiz, for organising research and projects (http://www.colwiz.com/?x=x%3D%2Fhome.rt).  Until recently, he was non-executive director of Dexela (http://www.dexela.co.uk/) which developed a range of novel CCD-based x-ray detectors.  Dexela was recently acquired by Perkin Elmer.  Finally, he serves as a director of Isis Innovation http://www.isis-innovation.com/ (A subsidiary of Oxford University which cares for the intellectual property).

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