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Michael Brady

Michael Brady

Sir Michael Brady FMedSci FREng FRS


Elected: 1997


Michael Brady is one of the world’s leading authorities in the field of image analysis, with a strong emphasis on medical image analysis. He has contributed algorithms for image segmentation, registration and feature detection. He developed a highly influential mathematical model of the fluence of X-rays through the female breast as a basis for analysis of mammographic images.

Michael has a strong commitment to the commercialisation of scientific research and is involved with numerous start-ups in the field of medical imaging. In addition to his numerous academic fellowships and prizes, he received a knighthood in 2003 for services to engineering.

Professional positions

Professor of Oncological Imaging, Department of Oncology, University of Oxford
Chairman, Acuitas Medical Ltd
Chairman, colwiz Ltd
Founder Director, Guidance Navigation Holdings Ltd
Commissioner, Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851
Chairman, IRISS Medical Technologies Ltd
Founder Director, Matakina Ltd
Founder Director, Mirada Medical Ltd
Founder Director, Perspectum Diagnostics Ltd
Founder Director, ScreenPoint bv

Interest and expertise

Subject groups

  • Engineering
    • Communications incl information theory
  • Health and human sciences
    • Medicine, clinical studies


Image analysis, Image processing, Biomedical engineering, Oncology


  • Clifford Paterson Medal and Lecture

    On 'Seeing machines and robots'.

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