Leslie Ying is currently a Clifford C. Furnas Chair Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Electrical Engineering at University at Buffalo, the State University of New York. Her research interests include magnetic resonance imaging, image reconstruction, compressed sensing, and machine learning. She received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation in 2009. She served as an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, Deputy Editor of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, and Editorial Board Member of Scientific Reports. She was elected to the Administrative Committee (AdCom) of IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society 2013-2015, and served on the Steering Committee of IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging.
Dr. Ying received her B.E. in Electronics Engineering from Tsinghua University, China in 1997 and both her M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign in 1999 and 2003, respectively.
Rutao Yao is a professor in the Department of Nuclear Medicine at State University of New York at Buffalo. His research interest is in developing high performance PET and SPECT imaging techniques to support biomedical applications for early disease diagnosis and new drug development. He teaches radiation science and nuclear medicine imaging physics to undergraduate and graduate students.
Dr. Yao received his B.E. and M.E. in Engineering Physics from Tsinghua University, China in 1985 and 1987, respectively; and Ph.D. in Nuclear Medicine and Radiobiology from the Université de Sherbrooke, Canada in 1997.
Scientific Advisory Board
James S. Duncan is the Ebenezer K. Hunt Professor of Biomedical Engineering and a Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and Electrical Engineering at Yale University. Professor Duncan received his B.S.E.E. with honors from Lafayette College (1973), his M.S. (1975) from UCLA and Ph.D. (1982) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California.
Professor Duncan has been at Yale University since 1983, and the Ebenezer K. Hunt Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Yale University since 2007. He has served as the Acting Chair and is currently Director of Undergraduate Studies for Biomedical Engineering. His research efforts have been in the areas of computer vision, image processing, and medical imaging, with an emphasis on biomedical image analysis. These efforts have included the segmentation of deformable structure from 3D image data, the tracking of non-rigid motion/deformation from spatiotemporal images, and the development of strategies for image-guided intervention/surgery. He has published over 220 peer-reviewed articles in these areas and has been the principal investigator on a number of peer-reviewed grants from both the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation over the past 28 years.
Professor Duncan is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) and of the Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI) Society. He currently serves as co-Editor-in-Chief of Medical Image Analysis and as an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging. In 2012, he was elected to the Council of Distinguished Investigators, Academy of Radiology Research. In 2014, he was elected to the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering.
Jeff Fessler received the BSEE degree from Purdue University in 1985, the MSEE degree from Stanford University in 1986, and the M.S. degree in Statistics from Stanford University in 1989. From 1985 to 1988 he was a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow at Stanford, where he earned a Ph.D. in electrical engineering in 1990. He has worked at the University of Michigan since then. From 1991 to 1992 he was a Department of Energy Alexander Hollaender Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Division of Nuclear Medicine. From 1993 to 1995 he was an Assistant Professor in Nuclear Medicine and the Bioengineering Program. He is now a Professor in the Departments of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Radiology, and Biomedical Engineering.
He became a Fellow of the IEEE in 2006, for contributions to the theory and practice of image reconstruction. He received the Francois Erbsmann award for his IPMI93 presentation, and the Edward Hoffman Medical Imaging Scientist Award in 2013. He has served as an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, the IEEE Signal Processing Letters, and the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, and is currently serving as an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Computational Imaging. He has chaired the IEEE T-MI Steering Committee and the ISBI Steering Committee. He was co-chair of the 1997 SPIE conference on Image Reconstruction and Restoration, technical program co-chair of the 2002 IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI), and general chair of ISBI 2007. His research interests are in statistical aspects of imaging problems, and he has supervised doctoral research in PET, SPECT, X-ray CT, MRI, and optical imaging problems.
Richard Leahy is a Professor of Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Radiology at the University of Southern California and Director of the USC Signal and Image Processing Institute. Dr. Leahy is a Fellow of the IEEE and the recipient of the 2010 Hoffman Medical Imaging Scientist Award from the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society.
He was general conference chair for IEEE ISBI 2004 and Fully3D 2013 and has held editorial positions with IEEE Trans Med Imaging, Phys Med Bio and Neuroimage. He has published more than 200 papers in the field of biomedical signal and image processing.
His research interests lie in the application of signal and image processing to the formation and analysis of biomedical images, with applications in neuroimaging and molecular imaging using PET, MRI and EEG/MEG.
Nassir Navab, PhD earned his Ph.D. at INRIA/Paris XI, followed by two years of postdoctoral research at MIT Media Laboratory. He joined Siemens Corporate Research in Princeton New Jersey in 1994. He received the Siemens Inventor of the Year award in 2001 and hold the title of distinguished member of technical staff at Siemens Corporate Research until September 2003, when he became a full professor at the Technische Universitat Munchen and chair for Computer Aided Medical Procedures and Augmented Reality (CAMP). One of the founders of IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR) community in 2001, he served on its steering committee until October 2008. He is currently a fellow and member of board of directors of the MICCAI Society, the organizer of the world’s leading conference on medical image computing and computer assisted intervention. He is also on the editorial board of many international journals, including IEEE TMI, Medical Image Analysis and International Journal of Computer Vision. He has authored hundreds of scientific publications, has received more than 9200 citations and holds 44 granted US patents and more than 50 International ones.
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