School of Computing

Randy E Ellis, PhD

Professor and
Queen's Research Chair in Computer-Assisted Surgery

School of Computing,
Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering,
Department of Surgery

 Randy Ellis

Biographical Sketch

Randy E Ellis is a Professor at Queen's University at Kingston. His primary Queen's appointment is in the School of Computing, and he is also appointed as a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and as a Professor in the Department of Surgery; until August 2006, he was also an Associate Professor in the Department of Radiology at Harvard Medical School. He has worked with surgeons in Canada, the USA, Italy, Sweden, and Saudi Arabia on ways to improve surgical procedures with computer assistance. He is the Project Leader of a large multidisciplinary group that investigates advanced health-care delivery for the coming decade. He has also held appointments as a Visiting Professor in Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University, a Visiting Scientist at MIT, and a Visiting Professor at the University of Bologna.

The work he leads is jointly funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, the Canada Foundation for Innovation, the Ontario Challenge Fund, and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council. His work involves close collaboration with industrial partners, including Northern Digital (Waterloo, Canada) and General Electric Healthcare.

In addition to more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific papers, his work has recently been reported on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio and television, Canadian Television Network, Global Television, numerous trade journals and newspapers (including the national Globe and Mail newspaper), and in NSERC's Report to Parliament.

Randy E Ellis, PhD