- Academy Member Profiles
Year Inducted / Awarded: 2015
Member Award: Academy of Distinguished Engineers
Jerry L. Prince is the William B. Kouwenhoven Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Johns Hopkins University.
His research on novel image processing algorithms has contributed to the technical community, while the medical community has benefitted from his work on image analysis and computer vision methods. One of Dr. Prince’s inventions, the gradient vector flow, has been cited more than 4,000 times and has been used in applications as diverse as cellular microscopy and synthetic aperture radar imaging. Dr. Prince has commercialized several of his inventions through the licensing of patents and by co-founding the company Diagnosoft, Inc., a medical imaging software company. Since 2002, Diagnosoft has provided FDA-cleared software for the analysis of cardiac magnetic resonance images.
Dr. Prince has received a National Science Foundation Presidential Faculty Fellows Award, and was named Maryland’s Outstanding Young Engineer in 1997. He became Fellow of the IEEE (Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers) in 2004 and Fellow of the MICCAI Society in 2011.
He was an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Image Processing from 1992-1995, an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging from 2000-2004 and since 2003 is a member of the Editorial Board of the journal of Medical Image Analysis.
Dr. Prince received a B.S. degree from the University of Connecticut in 1979 and a Ph.D. in 1988 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).