Kevin J. Parker earned his graduate degrees from MIT and has served at the University of Rochester as Department Chair, Director of the Rochester Center for Biomedical Ultrasound, and Dean of the Hajim School Engineering and Applied Sciences. His research is in image processing and medical imaging. Parker is an inventor/pioneer in a number of enterprises, including the field of sonoelastography and the international conference series in that area, and the Blue Noise Mask. He is the recipient of the Eastman Medal, the AIUM Joseph Holmes Pioneer Award for Contributions to Medical Ultrasound, the Eastman Kodak Outstanding Innovation Award, and the Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology World Federation Prize. He holds 26 U.S. patents and 13 international patents that have been licensed to 25 companies. He is a founder of VirtualScopics, Inc. Parker has published 200 journal articles and numerous book chapters. He is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM), the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), and the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).