Jerry Prince, the William B. Kouwenhoven Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has more than 30 years of experience in the research and practice of 3-D medical image reconstruction, registration, segmentation, and shape and motion analysis. He holds secondary appointments in the departments of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, and Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University, and joint appointments in the departments of Biomedical Engineering and Radiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Prince’s lab was among the first to work on methods to tag structures during magnetic resonance imaging tests. Algorithms developed by his lab to use MR tagging while studying cardiac motion led to the formation of the companies Diagnosoft and Myocardial Solutions. Prince also is known for work segmenting the human brain cortex from MR images and making improvements to optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging of the retina.
His current research interests focus on image processing and computer vision, with primary application to medical imaging, and he has published more than 500 articles on these subjects. Ongoing projects include developing imaging and image processing methods to study speech pathologies in patients who have had partial surgical removal of the tongue due to cancer, and developing image processing methods to characterize hydrocephalus, a condition in which fluid accumulates in the brain. Prince also co-founded Sonavex, Inc., a medical device company that develops ultrasound solutions to visualize and quantify elements such as blood flow following surgery.
Prince is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Interventions (MICCAI) Society, and the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. He is a member of the Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu, and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies; the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM); and the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE).
Prince 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 is currently a member of the editorial board of Medical Image Analysis. He received a 1993 National Science Foundation Presidential Faculty Fellows Award, was Maryland’s 1997 Outstanding Young Engineer, and was awarded the MICCAI Society Enduring Impact Award in 2012.
Prince received his BS degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Connecticut in 1979 and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1988. He joined the Whiting School of Engineering faculty in 1989.