Optoelectronic committee

Professor Alison Noble OBE CBE CEng FRS FIET FWES FREng

Professor Alison Noble OBE FREng FRS is the University of Oxford Technikos Professor of Biomedical Engineering. Her research interests sit at the interdisciplinary interface of computer vision (a sub-discipline of artificial intelligence) and clinical medicine.

In recent years, her group has been at the forefront of international thinking in how to bring machine learning to ultrasound imaging working closely with clinical research groups in Oxford and overseas. This includes global health ultrasound applications research with groups in India and Africa, and pioneering research on multi-modal ultrasound and sonography data science.

Prof. Noble co-founded Intelligent Ultrasound Ltd to commercial research from her laboratory which was acquired by MedaPhor Group Plc (now called Intelligent Ultrasound Group) in 2017. Her research has attracted international awards and distinctions. Recent awards are: BMVA Distinguished Researchers (2022), Gabor Medal, Royal Society (2019); and the MICCAI Society Enduring Impact Award (2019).

Professor Noble is a former president of the Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Interventions (MICCAI) Society, the international society in her field. She served as chair of the EPSRC Healthcare Technologies Strategic Advisory Team  and is a current member of the EPSRC Science, Engineering and Technology Board. She was a member of REF 2021 Subpanel 12 (Engineering).

Professor Noble is a former trustee of the Institute of Engineering Technology (IET) and a current trustee of the Oxford Trust. She is a current Council member and trustee of the Royal Society.