We are pleased to announce that Professor Randy Ellis, The Queen's Research Chair in Computer Assisted Surgery, has been awarded the August-Wilhelm Scheer Visiting Professorship at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) for 2016-2017. He is also appointed as an Honorary Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study at TUM.
This award recognizes the excellence and impact of Professor Ellis's work in computer-assisted surgery, biomechanics, and anatomical studies. It is also the establishment of a strategic partnership between his research team and TUM.
Named after Professor August-Wilhelm Scheer, a pioneer in computer science, this Visiting Professorship is awarded to scientists with an outstanding international reputation who wish to engage in an intensive collaboration with TUM researchers. Within the framework of TUM’s strategy, the August-Wilhelm Scheer Program has a main objective to facilitate new and innovative approaches in cutting-edge research fields and supports complementary research-oriented teaching. The Fellows of the IAS-TUM include both senior-level and early career-level scientists, from within the TUM and around the world, from academia as well as from industry. Together, the IAS Fellows form an elite community for future intellectual and scientific exchange.