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The Hamlyn Centre, part of the Institute of Global Health Innovation, was established for developing safe, effective and accessible imaging, sensing and robotics technologies that can reshape the future of healthcare for both developing and developed countries. Focusing on technological innovation but with a strong emphasis on clinical translation and direct patient benefit with a global impact, the centre is at the forefront of research in imaging, sensing and robotics for addressing global health challenges associated with demographic, environmental, social and economic changes.
The Hamlyn Centre is leading work package 7, related to dissemination of findings of the project to the wider scientific community, as well as contributing to algorithm development and hardware acceleration.
Professor Guang-Zhong Yang is Director and co-founder of the Hamlyn Centre and Deputy Chairman of the Institute of Global Health Innovation (IGHI), Imperial College London. Professor Yang also holds a number of key academic positions at Imperial: Director and Founder of the Royal Society/Wolfson Medical Image Computing Laboratory; co-founder of the Wolfson Surgical Technology Laboratory; and Chairman of the Centre for Pervasive Sensing. He is a recipient of the Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award and the I.I. Rabi Award from the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. His main research interests are in medical imaging, sensing and robotics. He is internationally recognized for his innovations and clinical applications of MR imaging and flow quantification and pioneering effort in perceptual docking for robotic control and Body Sensor Network (BSN).
Dr. Daniele Ravý is a research associate at the Hamlyn Centre with research interests in scene understanding, image segmentation, visual search and real time mobile applications. He received the Master Degree in Computer Science (summa cum laude) in 2007 from University of Catania. From 2008 to 2010 he worked at STMicroelectronics (Advanced System Technology Imaging Group) as consultant. He received his Ph.D. at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Catania, Italy in 2014 after spending 1 year at the Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing, University of Surrey, UK.
Dr. Michael Hughes is a research associate at the Hamlyn Centre with research interests in optical imaging techniques such as optical coherence tomography and confocal endomicroscopy, particularly for minimally-invasive cancer diagnosis. He holds an MSci in Physics from Durham University, an MSc in Medical Physics from University College London and a PhD in Physics from the University of Kent. He has responsibility for project outreach, including this website.
Dr. Neil Clancy is an Imperial College Junior Research Fellow in the Department of Surgery and Cancer, and the Hamlyn Centre for Medical Robotics at Imperial College London. His research activities are focussed on optical technologies for use in minimally invasive diagnosis and surgery. These include endoscopic implementations of hyper/multispectral imaging, polarisation imaging, structured light profilometry and surgical light sources (laser and LED). These systems provide tissue viability feedback in the form of structural and functional information. Current application areas include oxygenation mapping during transplant, vascular and colorectal surgeries, blood flow/perfusion monitoring, polyp pathology classification, and detection of tissue structural abnormalities.