B. Eng. ('79), McGill University
M. Eng. ('81), McGill University
Ph.D. ('86), University of California at Berkeley
C.A. Laszlo Chair of Biomedical Engineering and Canada Research Chair
Professor, Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UBC
Tim Salcudean received the B. Eng (Hons.) and M.Eng degrees from McGill University and the Ph.D. degree from U.C. Berkeley, all in Electrical Engineering. From 1986 to 1989, he was a Research Staff Member in the robotics group at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. He then joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, where he is now a Professor and holds a Canada Research Chair and the C.A. Laszlo Chair in Biomedical Engineering. He is also an Associate Member in the Department of Urologic Sciences. Professor Salcudean spent one year at ONERA-CERT (aerospace controls laboratory) in Toulouse, France, in 1996-1997, where he held a Killam Research Fellowship, and six months, during 2005, in the medical robotics group (GMCAO) at CNRS in Grenoble. France. His current research interests are in elastography, medical robotics and ultrasound image guidance, and medical simulation and virtual environments. Prof. Salcudean has been a co-organizer of several symposia on haptic interfaces and has served as a Technical and Senior Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and of the IEEE.