Professor Sir Michael Brady

Professor Sir Michael Brady FRS, FREng, FMedSci, FIET, FInstP, FBCS is BP Professor of Information Engineering at the University of Oxford. 

Professor Brady's degrees are in mathematics (BSc and MSc from Manchester University, and PhD from the Australian National University). At Manchester University, he was awarded the Renold Prize as the outstanding undergraduate of his year. He was appointed Senior Research Scientist of the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory in 1980, and helped found its world famous robotics laboratory. In 1985, he left MIT to take up a newly created Professorship in Information Engineering. 

Professor Brady is the author of over 450 articles and 24 patents in computer vision, robotics, medical image analysis, and artificial intelligence, and the author or editor of ten books, including: Robot Motion (MIT Press 1984), Robotics Science (MIT Press 1989), Robotics Research (MIT Press 1984), Mammographic Image Analysis (Kluwer, January 1999) and Images and Artefacts of the Ancient World (British Academy, 2005) and the International Workshop on Digital Mammography (Springer 2006). 

He was Editor of the Artificial Intelligence Journal (1987-2002), and founding Editor of the International Journal of Robotics Research (1981-2000). He is a member of the Editorial Board of fourteen journals, most recently Medical Image Analysis. Mike was the first Director of  the EPSRC/MRC Inter-disciplinary research consortium on “From Medical Images and Signals to Clinical Information”.

He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) in 1991 and a Fellow of the Royal Society (UK) in 1997. He is also a Fellow of the Institution of Electrical Engineers and a founding Fellow of the Association of Artificial Intelligence, a Fellow of the Institute of Physics, and a Fellow of BCS. Recently, he was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Science. 

He has been awarded honorary doctorates by the universities of Essex, Manchester, Liverpool, Southampton, Oxford Brookes, and Paul Sabatier (Toulouse). He was awarded the IEE Faraday Medal for 2000 and the IEEE Third Millennium Medal for the UK. He was awarded the Henry Dale Prize (for "outstanding work on a biological topic by means of an original multidisciplinary approach") by the Royal Institution in 2005. Mike was knighted in the New Year's honours list for 2003.

He has a strong commitment to entrepreneurial activity, and serves as a non-executive director and Deputy Chairman of Oxford Instruments plc, until December 2003 he was Senior Independent Director of AEA Technology plc, and, is a director of Isis Innovation (Oxford University's intellectual property company). Mike is a founding Director of the start-up companies Guidance, which develops navigation systems for mobile robots and for dynamic ship positioning as well as electronic tags for offenders, and Mirada Solutions Limited which develops medical image analysis software, in particular Reveal MVS for multimodal image fusion. 

Mirada Solutions was acquired in 2003 by CTI Molecular Imaging Inc (NASDAQ) and CTI was acquired in turn by Siemens in April 2005, becoming Siemens Molecular Imaging.  Most recently, Mike is Senior Independent Director of the start-up company which provides image analysis services to the pharmaceutical industry, and is Director of which is developing a novel 3D mammography system for more reliable and early detection of breast cancer. Mike is Chairman of the Science Advisory Board of Technikos.

Sir Michael Brady