Kevin J. Parker

Kevin J. Parker

  • William F. May Professor of Engineering
  • Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Professor of Biomedical Engineering
  • Professor of Imaging Sciences (Radiology)
  • Dean Emeritus, School of Engineering & Applied Sciences

PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1981

Office Location
724 Computer Studies Building
(585) 275-3294
Web Address

Short Biography

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 31 U.S. patents and 14 international patents that have been licensed to 25 companies. He is a founder of VirtualScopics, Inc. Parker has published 270+ 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).


Research Overview

Research Interests

  • Medical Imaging; 3D and 4D Imaging; CT, MRI, and ultrasound
  • Multi-dimensional processing and display techniques
  • Doppler Imaging Techniques
  • Sonoelasticity
  • Digital Halftoning
  • Blue Noise Mask
  • Color Halftoning