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Guangzhong Yang

Founding Dean

Professor Guang-Zhong Yang (FREng, FIEEE, FIET, FAIMBE) is the Founding Dean of Institute of Medical Robotics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He used to be director and co-founder of the Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery, Deputy Chairman of the Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College London, UK. Professor Yang also holds a number of key academic positions at Imperial – he is Director and Founder of the Royal Society/Wolfson Medical Image Computing Laboratory, co-founder of the Wolfson Surgical Technology Laboratory, Chairman of the Centre for Pervasive Sensing. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, fellow of IEEE, IET, AIMBE and a recipient of the Royal Society Research Merit Award and listed in The Times Eureka ‘Top 100’ in British Science. Professor Yang’s main research interests are in medical imaging, sensing and robotics. In imaging, he is credited for a number of novel MR phase contrast velocity imaging and computational modelling techniques that have transformed in vivo blood flow quantification and visualisation. These include the development of locally focused imaging combined with real-time navigator echoes for resolving respiratory motion for high-resolution coronary angiography, as well as MR dynamic flow pressure mapping for which he received the ISMRM I. I Rabi Award. He pioneered the concept of perceptual docking for robotic control, which represents a paradigm shift of learning and knowledge acquisition of motor and perceptual/cognitive behaviour for robotics, as well as the field of Body Sensor Network (BSN) for providing personalized wireless monitoring platforms that are pervasive, intelligent, and context-aware. He has published over 300 peer-reviewed publications, edited over 10 books/conference proceedings, numerous research/best paper awards, and a large research grant portfolio from the UK/EU funding bodies, research charities, and industrial sources.


Current Appointment

Director, The Hamlyn Centre, Imperial College London

Deputy Chairman, Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College London

Professor, Department of Computing, Imperial College, London


Higher Education

1988-1991 Imperial College, PhD, Computer Science

1982-1986 Shanghai Jiao Tong University, BSc



Sept 2001 – present Chair in Medical Image Computing, Imperial College London, UK

Oct 2000 - Aug 2001 Reader, Department of Computing, Imperial College London, UK

April 1999 - Sept 2000 Lecturer, Department of Computing, Imperial College London, UK

Oct 1991 - April 1999 Principal Scientist, Royal Brompton Hospital London, UK



2010 – Co-Founder, Director, Robotic Assisted Microsurgery Laboratory

2010 – Deputy Chairman, Institute of Global Health Innovation

2008 - Co-Founder, Director, Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery

2006 – Chairman, Centre for Pervasive Sensing, Imperial College

2005-2010 Director of Imaging and Robotics, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Imperial College

2004-2006 Theme Leader in Imaging, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College

2003-2005 Chairman, Imperial College Imaging Sciences Centre

2002 – Founder and Co-Director, Wolfson Surgical Technology Laboratory

2001 – Founder and Director of Royal Society/Wolfson Foundation MIC Laboratory

1999 – Head of Visual Information Processing Group, Department of Computing, Imperial College London



FREng, Fellow the Royal Academy of Engineering

FIET, Fellow of The Institute of Engineering and Technology (formerly IEE)

FIEEE, Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

FAIMBE, Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering

FIAMBE, Fellow of the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering

FCGI, Fellow of the City and Guilds Institute.

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