Tim Salcudean, P.Eng., is a professor at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and holds a Canada Research Chair and the C.A. Laszlo Chair in Biomedical Engineering. Salcudean’s has 23 issued patents and has licensed technology to three companies and is involved in a UBC start-up, SonicIncytes. His technology has been used in several clinical studies and his software for prostate contouring for radiation therapy has become standard of care at the BC Cancer Agency that is used in thousands of patients.
Salcudean received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from McGill University and a PhD degree from University of California, Berkeley—all in electrical engineering—and spent a good part of his sabbaticals in France, at an aerospace lab in Toulouse and a biomedical research group in Grenoble.
Salcudean is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, of the IEEE, and of the Medical Imaging and Computer Assisted Interventions (MICCAI) Society. He has co-organized several symposia on haptic interfaces and has served as Technical and Senior Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation.