Professor Alison Noble FRS FREng is the Technikos Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBME), University of Oxford.
Professor Noble is a biomedical engineer, with academic research interests in biomedical image analysis. In recent years, her group is best known for its research on machine-learning applied to ultrasound image analysis and associated clinical applications in high income low-and-middle-income countries healthcare settings.
Prof. Noble received the Royal Society Gabor Medal for her inter-disciplinary research contributions in 2019, and the same year received the Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Interventions (MICCAI) Society Enduring Impact award. She co-founded Intelligent Ultrasound Ltd to commercial research from her laboratory which was acquired by MedaPhor Group Plc in 2017 (now called Intelligent Ultrasound Group).
Professor Noble is a former president of the MICCAI Society, and her recent UK national roles include Chair of the EPSRC Healthcare Technologies Strategic Advisory Team, and a member of the UK REF 2021 Subpanel 12 (Engineering). She is an active Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and of the Royal Society, an ELLIS Fellow, a Fellow of the MICCAI Society, and a former Trustee of the Institute of Engineering Technology (IET). Professor Noble chairs the Royal Society Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PETs) Policy Working Group which led to the Royal Society « Protecting privacy in practice » policy report in 2019 which will publish follow-on work in 2022. She received an OBE for services to science and engineering in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in June 2013.