Eric Grimson

Bernard Gordon Professor of Medical Engineering

Chancellor, MIT


Background and Brief Bio:

Eric Grimson is a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and holds the Bernard Gordon Chair of Medical Engineering at MIT. He also holds a joint appointment as a Lecturer on Radiology at Harvard Medical School and at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Prof. Grimson has previously served as the Education Officer for the Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT, as Associate Department Head, and from 2005 to 2011 as Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Since 2011, he has held the position of MIT's Chancellor. He received a B.Sc. (High Honors) in Mathematics and Physics from the University of Regina in 1975 and a Ph.D. in Mathematics from MIT in 1980. Prof. Grimson is a member of MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, and his group has pioneered state of the art systems for activity and behavior recognition, object and person recognition, image database indexing, image guided surgery, site modeling and many other areas of computer vision. Prof. Grimson is a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), a Fellow of the IEEE, and was awarded the Bose Award for Excellence in Teaching in the School of Engineering at MIT.