Tim Salcudean

Professor; Canada Research Chair in Intelligent Computer Interface Design
BEng and MEng (McGill), PhD (UC Berkeley, California)

Office: KAIS 3060
Phone: (604) 822-3243
Fax: (604) 822-5949
Email: tims@ece.ubc.ca




Septimiu (Tim) E. Salcudean is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UBC. He received his BEng and MEng from McGill University and his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, all in electrical engineering. From 1986 to 1989, he was a Research Staff Member in the robotics group at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. He then joined UBC, where he holds the Laszlo Chair in Biomedical Engineering and a Canada Research Chair. In 1996 Dr. Salcudean held a Killam Research Fellowship and spent one year at ONERA in Toulouse, France. In 2005 he was on a sabbatical visit at CNRS/TIMG/GMCAO in Grenoble, with Dr. Jocelyne Troccaz.

Dr. Salcudean has been a co-organizer of the Haptics Symposium, specifically for the Haptics, Virtual Reality, and Human Computer Interaction Workshop at the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications, a Technical Editor and Senior Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, and on the program committee of the MICCAI Conference. He is on the steering committee of the IPCAI conference and on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Robotics Research. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of MICCAI and of the Canadian Academy of Engineering.

Research Interests

Medical robotics, image-guided interventions, medical image analysis including cancer classification, ultrasound, elastography, teleoperation.

Research Area

Research Group


  • Introduction to Robotics
  • System Design for Robots and Teleoperators
  • ELEC 341 – Systems and Control

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