Professor Lionel Tarassenko, of the Department of Engineering Science and St John’s College, and director of the Institute for Biomedical Engineering, was made a CBE for services to engineering. He holds the Chair of Electrical Engineering. His research is focused on the development of signal processing techniques and their application to diagnostic systems, especially in the context of medical problems. He has won multiple awards for his work in the area of diagnostic engineering.
Professor Lionel Tarassenko is also the theme leader for the Bioengineering Innovation & Technology Research theme which is funded by the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre. His two main areas of research include: Telehealth projects which use mobile phone technology to enable rapid communication between patients living independently and their heathcare advisors and; data fusion studies in emergency care, haemodialysis and cancer care. Each study uses new automated computing tools and associated protocols to provide a robust and reliable system to monitor patients more frequently but less intrusively.