Professor / Queen's Research Chair in Computer-Assisted Surgery
Ph.D. University of Massachusetts 1987 Office: Goodwin 737 Phone: 613 533-6536 EmailPersonal Website
Randy E Ellis is a Professor at Queen's University at Kingston. His primary Queen's appointment is in the School of Computing; other appointments are as a Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, in the Department of Surgery, and in the Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences.
Dr. Ellis' training and early-career research was in robotics, especially in haptic sensing and haptic interfaces for teleoperated robots. His main research has been in computer-assisted surgery, particularly in orthopedic surgery. His current research is in the use of data analytics and machine learning for mass spectrometry, which is a technique in analytical chemistry.
He has had appointments as a Visiting Professor or Visiting Scientist in Bologna, Harvard Medical School, Johns Hopkins, Kyushu, Osaka, St. Francis Xavier, and the Technical University of Munich. He has been a Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and an Honorary Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Munich. He is currently a Fellow of the American Society for Mechanical Engineering (ASME) and a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).
Dr. Ellis teaching focuses mainly in the theoretical and mathematical foundations for artificial intelligence and machine learning.