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.
University of Pennsylvania, USA