Established in 2011 by the Whiting School of Engineering in honor of alumnus John C. Malone

JOHN C. MALONE earned a Master of Science degree in industrial management from The Johns Hopkins University in 1964, followed by a doctorate in operations research five years later, both from the School of Engineering. He received his undergraduate degree from Yale University in 1963.

Widely recognized as a pioneer in communications and media, Dr. Malone is chairman of Liberty Media Corporation and Liberty Global Inc. The interests of Liberty Media include QVC, the Atlanta Braves, and Sirius XM Radio Inc. Liberty Global provides broadband distribution services and video programming services to subscribers in Europe, Latin America, and Australia. Dr. Malone is chairman emeritus of CableLabs and a member of the boards of Ascent Media, the Cato Institute, Discovery Communications, Expedia Inc., and Live Nation Entertainment. He was chief executive officer of Tele-Communications Inc. from 1973 to 1999, when TCI merged with AT&T.

In 2010, Dr. Malone donated $30 million to the G.W.C. Whiting School of Engineering for the construction of Malone Hall, an important interdisciplinary research facility on the Homewood campus. This professorship is awarded to an outstanding member of the Whiting School's faculty whose work crosses the borders of multiple disciplines.


RUSSELL H. TAYLOR, the inaugural John C. Malone Professor, has more than 35 years' experience in the fields of computer science, robotics and computer-integrated interventional medicine. He received a Bachelor of Engineering Science degree from The Johns Hopkins University in 1970 and a PhD in computer science from Stanford University in 1976.

From 1976 to 1995, Dr. Taylor worked at IBM’s T.J. Watson Research Center, where he developed the AML robot language and managed the Automation Technology Department and, later, the Computer-Assisted Surgery Group.

In 1995, Dr. Taylor returned to Johns Hopkins, where he is a professor of computer science. He holds joint appointments in mechanical engineering, radiology, and surgery and directs the Engineering Research Center for Computer-Integrated Surgical Systems and Technology.

Dr. Taylor has authored more than 300 peer-reviewed publications, 13 book chapters, and a book, and holds 30 U.S. patents. Among his numerous honors and awards are being named a fellow of the IEEE, AIMBE, and the MICCAI Society, and receiving the IEEE Robotics Pioneer Award and the MICCAI Society Enduring Impact Award.