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Professor Alison Noble OBE FREng FRS is the Technikos Professor of Biomedical Engineering and an Associate Head of the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division at the University of Oxford. She was awarded a PhD in computer vision from Oxford University in 1989. Alison then moved to the USA to work as a scientist at the GE Corporate R&D Center, Schenectady NY, returning to the UK in 1995 to take up a lecturership at the University of Oxford. She became the first woman to hold a Statutory Professorship in Engineering at Oxford University in 2011.
Alison’s research interests are in ultrasound imaging, computational analysis of images, and the development of decision-support tools for medical professionals. Her research is motivated by clinical unmet needs in western and developing world healthcare settings. She co-founded Intelligent Ultrasound Ltd to commercial research from her laboratory which was acquired by MedaPhor Group Plc in 2017.
Professor Noble is a Fellow of the Royal Academy and of the Royal Society, a Trustee of the Institute of Engineering Technology (IET) and of the Oxford Trust. She received an OBE for services to science and engineering in the Queen's Birthday Honours list in June 2013.