Prof. Pádraig Cantillon-Murphy


Has developed the first opensource electromagnetic tracking platform which can track medical instruments with sub-millimeter accuracy which we have chosen to make available free to the global research community (http://anser. io). Our next generation sensor technology will result from the current work at MCCI and we believe it will drive the platform to be commercially viable. Education: He is a Senior Lecturer in Electrical and ElectronicEngineering at UCC, academic member of Tyndall National Institute & honorary faculty at l’Institut de Chirurgie Guidée par l’Image in Strasbourg. He has a first-class honours B.E. degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from UCC and Masters of Science and Ph.D. degrees at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). From 2008 to 2010, he was a postdoctoral research fellow with concurrent appointments at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston and at the Research Laboratory of Electronics at MIT. He is principal investigator at the Biomedical Design Laboratory at UCC and Tyndall National Institute which explores novel device development in image-guided surgery and endoscopy. His current research interests include magnets for surgery, electromagnetic tracking and navigation and surgical robotics. He is module coordinator for the UCC Biomedical Design module, an awarding-winning teaching program which couples medical and engineering students at UCC. He is a former Marie Curie fellow (2010- 2014), a former MIT Whitaker fellow (2007-08), and a senior member of the IEEE. He has co-founded two start-up companies and is coinventor on 6 patent applications.