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UCL Computer Science professors named IEEE Fellows

19 January 2024

Two UCL Computer Science Professors, Danail Stoyanov and Daniel Alexander, have been honoured as Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Fellows for their ground-breaking work in intelligent computer-assisted surgical systems and medical imaging, respectively.

Dan Stoyanov (left) and Danny Alexander (right). Dan Stoyanov has brown hair, brown eyes and is wearing a checked shirt. Danny Alexander has a beard and wearing a grey shirt.

Professor Danail Stoyanov and Professor Daniel Alexander, both distinguished figures in the field of computer science, have been elevated to the prestigious status of IEEE Fellows.  

The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) is the world's largest technical professional organisation dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. 

Danail Stoyanov, Professor of Robot Vision at UCL Computer Science, and Director of the Wellcome/EPSRC Centre for Interventional and Surgical Sciences (WEISS), received the IEEE Fellow honour for his remarkable contributions to intelligent computer-assisted surgical and diagnostic systems.  

Professor Stoyanov is also a Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Emerging Technologies and plays a crucial role on the board of the Centre for Medical Image Computing (CMIC) at UCL. 

Daniel Alexander, Director of CMIC and Deputy Head of UCL Computer Science, earned his IEEE Fellow distinction for his outstanding work in medical imaging and analysis.  

Professor Alexander leads both the Microstructure Imaging Group and the Progression of Neurodegenerative Diseases initiative, showcasing his commitment to advancing our understanding of complex medical conditions. 

The IEEE Fellow is a highly esteemed accolade, reserved for Senior Members who have made significant contributions to the advancement or application of engineering, science, and technology, thereby contributing substantial value to society.  

With no more than one-tenth of one percent of the total IEEE voting membership elevated to this status each year, it stands as a testament to the exceptional calibre of both Professors Stoyanov and Alexander.