Computational Biomedical Imaging Workshop


The scope of workshop is computational sciences for biomedical imaging, which includes, but not limited to, image reconstruction, image and data analysis, computational modeling, inverse planning, and image-guided radiotherapy.

The initiative is to promote collaborative research among young scholars from various imaging related disciplines, including mathematicians, physicists, engineers, and clinicians. The theme this year is image reconstruction. This workshop is jointly hosted by School of Biomedical Engineering, Institute of Natural Sciences, and Institute of Data Science at Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Organizing Committee


Room 200, Institute of Data Science (数据科学研究中心 (原计算中心)二楼报告厅)


Oct 17-18 2015

Keynote Speakers

Guang-Hong Chen, University of Wisconsin in Madison

Dr. Guang-Hong Chen is a tenured Full Professor of Medical Physics and Radiology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His current interests cover a variety of topics in medical imaging and medical physics, including digital image representation theories, sparse encoding schemes for medical images, medical image reconstruction methods, image artifact correction algorithms, task-based image evaluation methods, and hardware/software developments to provide acquisition systems achieving low radiation dose, high spatial resolution, high temporal resolution, and multi-contrast x-ray/CT imaging. His research focuses on the integration of multidisciplinary knowledge and skills from mathematics, physics, and engineering into medical physics to generate new methods and devices for medical diagnosis, image-guided interventions, and image-guided radiation therapy. Dr. Chen has received several prestigious awards in recent years including the Outstanding Research Achievement in Physics (2002), best paper awards from the SPIE Medical Imaging Conference (2012), the Best Paper in Imaging Physics award from the AAPM (both 2013 and 2014), and the Kellett Outstanding Mid-Career Faculty Award (2014). In 2015, Dr. Chen was elected as a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering. Dr. Chen is on the editorial board of many scientific journals, has served on the steering committee for many international conferences, and serves as a panel expert to review scientific proposals for many federal and private funding agencies. To date, Dr. Chen has delivered more than 100 invited talks, published more than 150 scientific papers, and has been granted more than 30 US and international patents.

Zhi-Pei Liang, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Zhi-Pei Liang received his Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University in 1989. He subsequently joined the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) first as a postdoctoral fellow (working with the late Nobel Laureate Paul Lauterbur) and then as a faculty member in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Dr. Liang is currently the Franklin W. Woeltge Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering; he also co-chairs the Integrative Imaging Theme in the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology. Dr. Liang’s research is in the general area of magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy, ranging from spin physics, signal processing to biomedical applications. Research from his group has received a number of recognitions, including the Sylvia Sorkin Greenfield Award (Medical Physics, 1990), NSF CAREER Award (1995), Henry Magnuski Scholar Award (UIUC, 1999), University Scholar Award (UIUC, 2001), Isidor I. Rabi Award (Int’l Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2009), IEEE-EMBC Best Paper Awards (2010, 2011), IEEE-ISBI Best Paper Award (2010, 2015), Otto Schmitt Award (International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering, 2012), and Technical Achievement Award (IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 2014). Dr. Liang is a Fellow of the IEEE, the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, and the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. He was elected to the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering in 2012. Dr. Liang served as President of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society from 2011-2012 and received its Distinguished Service Award in 2015.