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 Brief CV

Bio Notes

Septimiu (Tim) E. Salcudean recieved the B.Eng and M.Eng degrees from McGill University and the Ph.D. degree from U.C. Berkeley, all in Electrical Engineering. From 1986 to 1989, he was a Research Staff Member in the robotics group at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. He then joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, where he holds the Laszlo Chair in Biomedical Engineering and a Canada Research Chair. He spent one year at ONERA in Toulouse, France, in 1996 - 1997, where he held a Killam Research Fellowship. From 01/2005 to 06/2005 he was on a sabbatical visit at CNRS/TIMG/GMCAO in Grenoble, with Dr. Jocelyne Troccaz.  Professor Salcudean has been a co-organizer of the Haptics Symposium from 2000 - 2002, of a Haptics, Virtual Reality, and Human Computer Interaction Workshop at the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications, and a Technical Editor(1992 - 1994) and Senior Editor(1994 - 2000) of the IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation.

  • 2009 NSERC Synergy Award, with colleague Robert Rohling and Ultrasonix Medical Corporation
    for a long-term partnership that helped Ultrasonix develop its widely used Research Package.
  • PRECARN 20th Anniversary Research Excellence Award, June 2008.
  • Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, 2007.
  • IEEE Fellowship for “contributions to haptic interfaces and teleoperation and applications”, 2004
  • UBC Killam Research Prize, 2004 
  • Fellow, The Canadian Academy of Engineering, since 2003 
  • UBC Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Faculty Research Fellow, 1996-1997
  • Fellow, British Columbia Advanced Systems Institute, since 1992
  • Best Paper Award, Symposium On Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment & Teleoperator Systems, 2004, for "Haptic rendering of rigid body collisions", by D. Constantinescu, S.E. Salcudean and E.A. Croft.
  • IRIS/PRECARN Conference Best Technology Demonstration Awards, in 2003 (DiMaio & Salcudean), and 1999 (Salcudean with graduate students)
  • Innovation 1999 Editorial Board Award for the article “Robotics Research at UBC:  Improving the Human-Machine Interface”, by S.E. Salcudean and P.D. Lawrence.
and a number of Awards to Graduate Students .

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