Hengyong Yu, PhD

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Assistant Professor

Director of the CT Lab

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Imaging Division, VT-WFU School of Biomedical Engineering & Sciences

Wake Forest University Health Sciences

Medical Center Blvd

Winston-Salem, NC 27157-1022, USA

I received my Bachelor’s degrees in information science & technology (1998), computational mathematics (1998), and my PhD in information & telecommunication engineering (2003) from Xi’an Jiaotong University, which is one of the most prestigious universities in China. I was an Instructor and Associate Professor with the College of Telecommunication Engineering, Hangzhou Dianzi University, from July 2003 to September 2004. During September 2004 and November 2006, I was a postdoctoral fellow and Associate Research Scientist with the Department of Radiology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA. During November 2006 and May 2010, I was a Research Scientist, the Associate Director of CT Lab, Biomedical Imaging Division, VT-WFU School of Biomedical Engineering & Sciences, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA. Currently, I am an Assistant Professor, the Director of CT Lab, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Winston-Salem, NC, USA. My interests include computed tomography and medical image processing. I have authored or coauthored >100 peer-reviewed journal papers with a H-index >=25 according to Google Scholar. I am the founding Editor-in-Chief of JSM Biomedical Imaging Data Papers, I serve as the Editorial Board member of Signal Processing, Journal of Medical Engineering, CT Theory and Applications, International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Consumer Health Informatics and Open Medical Imaging Journal, and Guest Editor of the International Journal of Biomedical Imaging for the special issue entitled “Development of Computed Tomography Algorithms”. I am senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS), and member of American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) and the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES). In 2005, I was honored for an outstanding doctoral dissertation by Xi’an Jiaotong University, and received the first prize for a best natural science paper from the Association of Science & Technology of Zhejiang Province. In January 2012, I received an NSF CAREER award for development of CS-based interior tomography.