Martin J. Murphy
Martin J. Murphy received his Ph.D. degree in physics from the University of Chicago, USA, in 1980. Subsequently, Murphy held research posts in nuclear physics, astrophysics, X-ray, and gamma-ray astronomy at the UC/Berkeley’s Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, the University of Washington, USA, and the Lockheed Space Sciences Laboratory in Palo Alto, CA. In 1992, he became involved in the development of the CyberKnife, a robotic image-guided radiosurgery system invented at the Stanford University, USA, to treat central nervous system lesions. In 2003, he moved from Stanford, where he was a Senior Research Scientist, to join the Medical Physics Faculty at VCU. His research interests include signal processing, computer-guided medical image segmentation, real-time image processing and registration, and machine vision guidance applied to radiotherapy. The goal of his research is to develop fast, automatic image-guided procedures for planning and delivery of radiation treatments via both external beams and brachytherapy.
Biography Updated on 18 July 2012