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Jerry L. Prince: Brief Biography

Jerry L. Prince received the B.S. degree from the University of Connecticut in 1979 and the S.M., E.E., and Ph.D. degrees in 1982, 1986, and 1988, respectively, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, all in electrical engineering and computer science.

From 1982 to 1983 he was employed at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, MA, where he developed instrumentation and reconstruction algorithms for ultrasonic imaging in medicine. From 1983 to 1988 he held both teaching and research assistantships at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he conducted research on geometric reconstruction methods in computed tomography. In 1988 he became a member of the technical staff at The Analytic Sciences Corporation (TASC) in Reading, MA where he contributed to the design of an automated vision system for synthetic aperture radar imaging. He joined the faculty at the Johns Hopkins University in 1989, where he is currently the William B. Kouwenhoven Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He holds joint appointments in the Departments of Radiology and Radiological Science and the Department of Biomedical Engineering and secondary appointments in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics and the Department of Computer Science. His current research interests are in image processing, computer vision, and machine learning with application to medical imaging.

Dr. Prince is a Fellow of the IEEE, Fellow of the MICCAI Society, and Fellow of the AIMBE. He is a member of the Sigma Xi professional society and Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu, and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies. He is also a recipient of the 1993 National Science Foundation Presidential Faculty Fellows Award and was also honored as Maryland's 1997 Outstanding Young Engineer. In 2012, Dr. Prince received the Enduring Impact Award, which is the highest honor given out by the MICCAI Society.

He is a former Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (1992-1995) and IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging (2000-2004), and former member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society Image and Multidimensional Signal Processing Technical Committee. He currently serves on the Editorial Board of the journal Medical Image Analysis (since 2004).

Dr. Prince has co-founded two companies: Diagnosoft, Inc. and Sonavex, Inc. Diagnosoft was founded on 2002 as a cardiovascular MRI software company based on the HARP technology invented at Johns Hopkins to measure myocardial strain. Although Diagnosoft was terminated in 2016, the HARP technology has been licensed by Myocardial Solutions, Inc., which is commercializing the technology for the cardiovascular MRI market. Sonavex was founded in 2015 as a medical device and imaging software company. Sonavex is currently developing a device and software to mark and monitor the blood supply going to transplanted tissues in reconstructive surgeries.

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