Department of Engineering / Profiles / Prof. Richard Prager

Department of Engineering

Prof. Richard Prager

rwp12

Richard Prager

Professor

Academic Division: Information Engineering

Research group: Machine Intelligence

Telephone: +44 1223 3 32771

Email: rwp12@eng.cam.ac.uk

Personal website

Publications


Research interests

Richard Prager is the Head of Cambridge University School of Technology.  His research focuses on the development of better non-invasive diagnostic medical imaging systems based on ultrasound.

He founded the Medical Imaging Group in Cambridge Engineering Department in 1992.  Significant projects have included new fast and accurate calibration systems for tracked 3D ultrasound the development of a high definition tracked 3D ultrasound system, innovative work on image-based freehand 3D ultrasound without an external tracking device, real-time 3D ultrasound deconvolution for image enhancement and three-dimensional elastography.  Most recently, he led a project to develop a hybrid scanner that combines the benefits of both tracked and mechanically-swept 3D ultrasound.

He is currently working on novel algorithms for high-resolution ultrasonic beam-forming.

Strategic themes

Bioengineering

Development and calibration of medical ultrasonic imaging systems.  Measurement of prototype medical micro-bubbles using ultrasound.

Teaching activity

Prof Prager is the editor of the http://i-want-to-study-engineering.org website that is designed to make high quality preparatory material available to all school pupils facing competitive admissions interviews for university engineering courses.  The site contains over 200 technical problems in mathematics, mechanics and electricity with video explanations to help people who get stuck.  The goal is to develop problem-solving skills through practice with a wide range of multi-stage technical challenges.

Other positions

  • From January 2014: Head of Cambridge University School of Technology (comprising Chemical Engineering & Biotechnology, the Computer Laboratory, the Engineering Department, the Judge Business School and the Cambridge Programme for Sustainable Leadership).
  • Member of the EPSRC Healthcare Strategic Advisory Team (October 2008- March 2015)