Professor Chris Taylor

Professor of Medical Biophysics, Professor of Computer Science.

Professor Taylor has a BSc in Physics (1967) and PhD in Computer Image Analysis (1972). He currently has University-wide roles as Associate Vice-President for Research and Director of Digital Futures.

Professor Taylor's academic appointment is joint between Informatics, Imaging and Data Science in the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, where his research group is based; and the School of Computer Science, in the Faculty of Science and Engineering, where he was Head of School from 2004 to 2008.

His core research is in computer vision and medical image analysis – with a central interest in developing generic methods to underpin practical applications in medicine, industry, and commerce – but he also has broader interests in informatics, data science and connected health. He has a long history of involvement in technology transfer, establishing long-term partnerships with industry, and spinning out five new companies.

Professor Taylor has been recognised with a number of prestigious awards including:

  • an OBE for contributions to Foresight and Health Informatics (2000);
  • elected a Distinguished Fellow of the British Machine Vision Association (2003);
  • Fellow of the International Association for Pattern Recognition (2004);
  • Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (2006);
  • Fellow of the (International) Medical Image Computing and Computer Aided Intervention (MICCAI) Society (2009);
  • the third recipient of the MICCAI Enduring Impact Award (2011).

He was chair of the EPSRC Healthcare Technologies Strategic Advisory Team from 2014 to 2017 and is currently Deputy Chair of Research Excellence Framework (REF) Subpanel 11 (Computer Science and Informatics).