Edward Ellis

Edward Ellis


I am currently a Postgraduate Research Student at the UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Artificial Intelligence for Medical Diagnosis and Care, where I joined in 2022. I am also a member of the Artificial Intelligence in medicine and surgery (AIMS) group, led by Dr Sharib Ali.

I hold a Masters of Engineering in Bioengineering from the University of Sheffiled, which I completed in 2019. My final year project focussed on ‘Machine learning for electromyography based gesture control of robotic devices’. Following my master’s degree I spent three years working at OxSonics Therapeutics as a Hardware/Software Development Engineer. During this time, I gained valuable experience in therapeutic ultrasound research contributing to the design, development and manufacture of the SonoTran Ultrasound System and the testing of SonoTran Particles. I take particular pride in my contribution to the transition of this exciting technology from preclinical research to first-in-human clinical trials. My industry experience ignited my passion for medical research in ultrasound, which, combined with my interest in machine learning from my masters project, drove me to pursue a PhD where I could merge these interests. 

Research interests

Development of deep learning algorithms in medical imaging, with a particular interest in ultrasound. My PhD is currently aiming to develop AI methods for intestinal ultrasound to improve the point of care usability of this modality for patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). I am eager to expand my knowledge and establish collaborations in both academia and industry.


  • MEng in Bioengineering