Zhi-Pei Liang
    Franklin W. Woeltge Professor
    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    4257 Beckman Institute
    405 N. Mathews Avenue
    Urbana, IL 61801
    Tel: (217)-244-4032













  EDUCATION

   B.S.,   Electrical Engineering, South-China Institute of Technology, 1982
   Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, 1989
   Postdoctoral Fellow,  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), 1989-1991

  APPOINTMENTS

   8/12 - present: Franklin W. Woeltge Professor,
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), UIUC
   1/09 - 12/21: Co-Chair, Integrative Imaging Theme, Beckman Institute, UIUC
   8/03 - present: Professor, ECE Department, Bioengineering Department, CSL, Beckman Institute, UIUC
   1/02 - 5/02: Visiting Scholar (sabbatical leave from UIUC), Carnegie Mellon University
   9/01 - 12/01: Visiting Scholar (sabbatical leave from UIUC), Stanford University
   8/98 - 7/03: Associate Professor, ECE Department, Beckman Institute, UIUC
   8/93 - 7/98: Assistant Professor, ECE Department, Beckman Institute, UIUC
   8/91 - 7/93: Research Assistant Professor, Biomedical Magnetic Resonance Laboratory, UIUC

  RECOGNITIONS AND AWARDS

   Gold Medal, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) 2022
   Fellow, National Academy of Inventors (NAI) 2021
   On the Incomplete List of Excellent Teachers, UIUC 2017-2018, 2021
   Andrew T. Yang Research and Entrepreneurship Award, UIUC 2019
   Savio L-Y. Woo Lecturer, WACBE World Congress on Bioengineering 2017
   Paul C. Lauterbur Lecturer, 24th ISMRM Annual Meeting 2016
   William Mong Lecturer, University of Hong Kong 2016
   Distinguished Service Award, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society 2015
   Nanqiang Lecturer, Xiamen University 2015
   Technical Achievement Award, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society 2014
   Otto Schmitt Award, International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering 2012
   Fellow, International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering (IAMBE) 2012
   Fellow, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) 2010
   Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 2006
   Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) 2005
   Ronald W. Pratt Outstanding Teaching Award, UIUC 2005
   In the Daily Illini List of Excellent Teachers, UIUC 98-00, 05, 07-09
   Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society 2002-2005
   University Scholar, UIUC 2001-2004
   Henry Magnuski Scholar, UIUC 1999-2001
   Early Career Achievement Award, IEEE-EMBS 1999
   Beckman Fellow, Center for Advanced Study 1997
   CAREER Award, National Science Foundation 1995
   RIA Award, National Science Foundation 1994
   Whitaker Biomedical Engineering Research Award 1991
   Alberta Heritage Foundation Scholarship Award 1991
   Sylvia Sorkin Greenfield Award (Medical Physics) 1990

  PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY ACTIVITIES   

  International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM)

   Deputy Editor, Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2011-present
   Member, Annual Meeting Program Committee, 2011-2014
   Member, Subcommittee on the Young Investigators’ Awards, 2008-2010
   Founding Member, MR Engineering Study Group (Governing Committee Member, 1995-1997)
   Educational Course Speaker, 5th ISMRM Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, April 12-18, 1997
9th ISMRM Annual Meeting, Glasgow, Scotland, April 21-27, 2001
11th ISMRM Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada, July 10-16, 2003
12th ISMRM Annual Meeting, Kyoto, Japan, May 15-21, 2004
13th ISMRM Annual Meeting, Miami, US, May 7-13, 2005
18th ISMRM Annual Meeting, Stockholm, Sweden, May 1-7, 2010
27th ISMRM Annual Meeting, Montréal, Canada, May 11-16, 2019
28th ISMRM Annual Meeting, Sydney, Australia, April 18-23, 2020
   Workshop Chair, Workshop on MR Signal Processing, 1996
   Symposium Chair, Symposium on Zeugmatography and Beyond, 1999
   Symposium Chair, Frontiers of Biomedical Imaging Symposium:
The MRI Nobel Celebration and Future Directions, 2004
   Symposium Chair, Paul C. Lauterbur Memorial Symposium, 2008

  IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS)

   President, 2011-2012
   President-elect, 2010
   Vice President (Conferences), 2006-2009
   Founding Editor-in-Chief, Conference Editorial Board, 2008-2010
   Elected Member, Administrative Committee, 2003-2006
   Associate Editor, IEEE Trans. on Information Technology in Biomedicine, 2007-2010
   Associate Editor, IEEE Trans. on Medical Imaging, 1995-2010
   Editorial Board Member, IEEE Trans. Biomedical Engineering, 2013-present
IEEE Book Series on Biomedical Engineering, 2000-present
   Conference Chair, 36th IEEE-EMBS Annual Int’l Conf., Chicago, 2014
   Track Chair, 29th IEEE-EMBS Annual Int’l Conf., Lyon, France, 2007
   Theme Co-Chair, 28th IEEE-EMBS Annual Int’l Conf., New York, 2006
   Special Program Chair, 27th IEEE-EMBS Annual Int’l Conf., Shanghai, 2005
   Program Chair, 26th IEEE-EMBS Annual Int’l Conf., San Francisco, 2004
   Theme Chair, 25th IEEE-EMBS Annual Int’l Conf., Cancun, 2003
   Theme Chair, 24th IEEE-EMBS Annual Int’l Conf., Houston, 2002
   Track Chair, 23th IEEE-EMBS Annual Int’l Conf., Istanbul, 2001
   Founding Co-Chair, IEEE Int’l Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI), Washington DC, 2002
   Committee Chair, IEEE Medal for Innovations in Healthcare Technology Committee, 2013-2014
Nominating Committee, 2013-2014
Technical Activities Committee, 2010, 2013
Strategic Planning Committee, 2010
Distinguished Lecturer Selection Committee, 2010
Conferences Committee, 2006-2010
Awards Committee, 2006-2007, 2016
Technical Committee on Biomedical Imaging, 2004-2007

  International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering

   Chair-elect, Academy, 2021-2023
   Chair, Academy Membership Committee, 2018-2021
   Member, Academy Membership Committee, 2012-2017
   Member, Academy Governing Council, 2012-2015

  KEYNOTE/PLENARY AND NAMED LECTURES   

  • Distinguished Lecture, “Molecular imaging with spins: A marriage of quantum mechanics with machine learning to achieve high resolution,” Hong Kong Center for Cerebro-Cardiovascular Health Engineering (COCHE), November 18, Hong Kong, 2021.
  • Keynote Lecture, “Molecular imaging with spins: A marriage of quantum mechanics with machine learning to achieve high resolution,” 14th IEEE Int’l Summer School and Symposium on Medical Devices and Biosensors; 12th Int’l School and Symposium on Biomedical and Health Engineering, and 1st Int’l Summit on Cerebro-Cardiovascular Health Engineering (MDBS-CHE’ 2021), November 18-20, Hong Kong, 2021.
  • Keynote Lecture, “A window into the brain through SPICE: From structure, function to metabolism,” Frontiers of Brain Mapping Using MRI, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, September 18, 2020.
  • Plenary Lecture, “Molecular imaging using magnetic resonance signals: A marriage of quantum mechanics with machine learning to enable high resolution,” Carnegie Mellon Forum on Biomedical Engineering Forum, September 18-19, 2020.
  • Keynote Lecture, “Label-free molecular imaging with spins: A path to high resolution through learned subspaces,” SPIE Medical Imaging Conference, Houston, Texas, February 15-20, 2020.
  • Keynote Lecture, “History of advanced reconstruction methods,” ISMRM Workshop on Data Sampling and Image Reconstruction, Sedona, Arizona, January 26-29, 2020.
  • F. W. Spiers Lecture, “A window into the brain through spins: From structures, function to metabolism,” University of Leeds, England, October 3, 2019.
  • Keynote Lecture, “Ultrafast MR spectroscopic imaging: Spin physics meets machine learning to enable label-free molecular imaging,” Illinois Cancer Center Symposium, November 9, 2018.
  • Plenary Lecture, “A marriage of spin physics with machine learning to enable ultrafast MR spectroscopic imaging,” Gordon Conference on Imaging Science, Boston, June 18-21, 2018.
  • Founders Series Lecture, “Ultrafast MR spectroscopic imaging: A marriage of spin physics with machine learning to enable label-free molecular imaging,” Institute of Imaging Science, Vanderbilt University, May 4, 2018.
  • Visiting Professorship Lecture, “Ultrafast MR spectroscopic imaging: recent advances and potential applications,” Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, May 8-9, 2018.
  • Opening Keynote Lecture, “Ultrafast MRSI: Spin more out of spins,” Workshop on Frontiers of MRI Technology and Applications, Shenzhen, China, August 17-18, 2017.
  • Savio L-Y Woo Distinguished Lecture, “Ultrahigh-resolution MRSI: A marriage of spin physics and machine learning for imaging,” The 8th WACBE World Congress on Bioengineering, Hong Kong, July 30-August 2, 2017.
  • Keynote Lecture, “Breaking the spatiotemporal barriers of MR spectroscopic imaging: A marriage of spin physics and machine learning for label-free molecular imaging,” The 39th Int’l Conf. IEEE Eng. Med. Biology Soc., Jeju Island, Korea, July 11-15, 2017.
  • William Mong Distinguished Lecturer, “Molecular imaging using spins: A path to high resolution through subspaces,” University of Hong Kong, September 12, 2016.
  • Keynote Lecture, “Toward label-free molecular imaging,” The 2nd Global Conference of Biomedical Engineering, Taipei, Taiwan, August 17-19, 2016.
  • Plenary Lecture, “High-dimensional imaging: A path to high resolution through subspaces,” Gordon Research Conference on in vivo Magnetic Resonance, Proctor Academy, New Hampshire, July 17-22, 2016.
  • Paul C. Lauterbur Lecture, “Label-free molecular imaging: A story of Lauterbur, spins and sparse sampling,” The 24th ISMRM Annual Meeting, May 7-13, 2016.
  • Keynote Lecture, “Towards noninvasive label-free molecular imaging,” University of Minnesota and Shanghai Jiao-Tong University “111” Project Joint Meeting, March 29, 2016.
  • Nanqiang Lecture, “A window into biology through spins: From structure, function, to metabolism,” Xiamen University, December 11, 2015.
  • Opening Keynote Lecture, “Magnetic resonance imaging: Old challenges and new opportunities,” Computational Biomedical Imaging Workshop, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, October 17-18, 2015.
  • Keynote Lecture, “MR molecular imaging: Opportunities, challenges and new advances,” Int’l Summit on Medical Device & the 2nd International Biomedical Engineering Symposium of Beihang University, Beijing, May 13-14, 2015.
  • Keynote Lecture, “Multidimensional imaging: A path to high resolution and high speed through subspaces,” International BASP Frontiers Workshop, Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland, January 25-30, 2015.
  • Keynote Lecture, “A window into the brain through spins: From structure, function to metabolism,” International Workshop on Brain Technology Initiative, Shanghai, December 14, 2014.
  • Keynote Lecture, “High-dimensional MR imaging with low-rank tensors,” IEEE Global Signal and Information Processing Symposium on Information Processing for Big Data, Atlanta, George, December 3-5, 2014.
  • Keynote Lecture, “Molecular imaging using spins,” The 6th European Conf. of Int’l Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering, Dubrovnik, Croatia, September 7-11, 2014.
  • Plenary Lecture, “MR metabolic imaging: A path to high-resolution through subspaces,” IEEE Int’l Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, April 29-May 2, 2014.
  • Keynote Lecture, “Molecular imaging using spins: Opportunities, challenges, and recent advances”, Workshop on BME Research Frontiers in Translational Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, June 5-6, 2014.
  • Keynote Lecture, “A window into biology through spins: Myth, reality and new advances,” Global Health Informatics Summit, Shenzhen, December 27-28, 2013.
  • Keynote Lecture, “Fast imaging with sparse sampling,” IFMBE Int’l Conf. on Health Informatics, Vilamoura, Portugal, November 7-9, 2013.
  • Keynote Lecture, “Dynamic MR cardiac imaging,” The 6th WACBE World Congress on Bioengineering, August 5-7, 2013.
  • Plenary Lecture, “Dynamic MR cardiovascular imaging: Opportunities and challenges,” IEEE Life Science Grand Challenges Conference, October 4-5, 2012.
  • Plenary Lecture, “High-speed MRI with sparse sampling: Overcoming the Nyquist barrier,” World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, May 26-31, 2012.
  • Keynote Lecture, “High-speed MRI,” The 2011 Annual Meeting of Chinese Biomedical Engineering Society, Wuhan, October 30-November 1, 2011.
  • Keynote Lecture, “High-speed MRI,” The 5th WACBE World Congress on Bioengineering, Taiwan, August 18-21, 2011.
  • Keynote Lecture, “Fast imaging with sparse sampling: Getting more with less,” The 3rd Int’l Congress on Image and Signal Processing (CISP'10) and The 3rd Int’l Conference on BioMedical Engineering and Informatics (BMEI'10), October 16-18, 2010.
  • Keynote Lecture, “Fast imaging with sparsity and rank constraints,” The 5th Int’l Workshop on Medical Imaging and Augmented Reality (MIAR), September 19-20, 2010.
  • Opening Keynote Lecture, “Sampling below the Nyquist rate: The hype, myth, reality and possibility,” The 4th Int’l Symposium on Biomedical and Health Engineering, Shenzhen, China, December 26-28, 2009.
  • Keynote Lecture, “Constrained imaging: Getting more with less?” The 3rd Int’l Conf. Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering, June 11-13, Beijing, 2009.
  • Keynote Lecture, “Fast imaging with sparse sampling,” The 5th International Conference on Information Technology and Applications in Biomedicine (ITAB 2008), in conjunction with the 2nd International Symposium & Summer School on Biomedical and Health Engineering (IS3BHE 2008), Shenzhen, May 30-31, 2008.
  • Keynote Lecture, “Magnetic resonance imaging: New opportunities and challenges,” The 2nd Int’l Conf. Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering, May 16-18, Shanghai, 2008.
  • Keynote Lecture, “Fast imaging with sparse sampling,” MRI Facility Dedication Ceremony, Purdue University, November 2, 2007.
  • Keynote Lecture, “Towards real-time MRI,” The 1st Int’l Symposium and Summer School on Biomedical and Health Engineering, Shenzhen, China, August 15-16, 2007.
  • Keynote Lecture, “Spatiotemporal imaging using partially separable functions,” The 6th Int’l Symposium on Noninvasive Functional Source Imaging of the Brain & Heart and the Int’l Conference on Functional Biomedical Imaging, October 11-14, 2007.
  • Plenary Lecture, “MR molecular imaging: An integrated approach,” IEEE Int’l Conf. Integrated Technology, March 21-23, 2007.
  • Opening Plenary Lecture, “Magnetic resonance imaging: Challenges and opportunities,” XV Conference of Argentina Bioengineering Society, Parana, Argentina, September 21-23, 2005.
  • Keynote Lecture, “MR functional and molecular imaging: Opportunities and challenges,” IEEE-EMBS Emerging Technologies in Biomedicine Symposium on Innovative Medical Imaging Modalities, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, May 27-28, 2005.
  • Plenary Lecture, “MRI: Opportunities and challenges,” The 2nd WACBE World Congress of Bioengineering, Beijing, September 27-29, 2004.
  • Keynote Lecture, “Model-based imaging methods,” National Science Council Biomedical Engineering Symposium, Taiwan, June 23-24, 2004.
  • Keynote Lecture, “MRI: Opportunities and challenges,” EMB Week, University of Manitoba, February 13, 2004.
  • Plenary Lecture, “MRI: Challenges, accomplishments, and more challenges,” IEEE Int’l Conf. on Image Processing, Chicago, 1998.

  INVITED LECTURES AND SEMINARS   

  • “‘SPICY’MRSI: A new window into the brain and a new opportunity to collaborate?” Invited talk, Carle Illinois Advanced Imaging Center (CIAIC), January 24, 2022.
  • “‘SPICY’ MRSI: Ultrafast Metabolic Imaging of the Brain,” Invited lecture, OCSMRM Webinar Series on Molecular and Metabolic Imaging, December 9, 2021.
  • “Towards multimodal imaging of the brain,” Invited Seminar, School of Biomedical Engineering, ShanghaiTech University, December 9, 2021.
  • “Molecular imaging with spins: A marriage of quantum mechanics with machine learning to achieve high resolution,” Invited lecture, Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, November 22, 2021.
  • “Ultrafast MRSI: Quantum mechanics meets machine learning for molecular imaging,” Invited Seminar, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, November 18, 2021.
  • “Ultrafast MR spectroscopic imaging with learned subspaces,” Invited Seminar, Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Harvard Medical School, July 7, 2021.
  • “‘SPICY’MRSI: A new window into the brain and a new opportunity to collaborate?” Invited talk, Neuroscience Speaker Series, Neuroscience Institute at Carle Foundation Hospital, June 23, 2021.
  • “‘SPICY’MRSI: Ultrafast MR spectroscopic imaging using learned subspaces,” Invited talk, 62nd Experimental Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Conference (ENC), March 29-31, 2021.
  • “Label-free molecular imaging with spins: A path to high resolution through learned subspaces,” WACBE Biomedical Engineering Distinguished Webinar, April 3, 2021.
  • “Label-free molecular imaging with spins: A path to high resolution through learned subspaces,” Invited Seminar, Neurospin, France, May 18, 2020.
  • “Multi-parameter mapping of multiple molecules,” Invited Talk, Educational Course on Multi-Parameter Quantification, 28th ISMRM Annual Meeting, Sydney, Australia, April 18-23, 2020.
  • “A window into the brain through spins: From structures, function to metabolism,” Invited Talk, Department of Bioengineering, State University of New York, Buffalo, September 27, 2019.
  • “Spin more out of spins in extra dimensions: Ultrafast MR spectroscopic imaging,” using spatial-spectral prior knowledge,” Invited Talk, Symposium on “Beyond space and time: the power of extra dimensions in MRI”, 27th ISMRM Annual Meeting, Montréal, Canada, May 14, 2019.
  • “MRSI using spatial-spectral prior knowledge,” Invited Lecture for the educational session on “Cutting-Edge MR Spectroscopic Imaging”, 27th ISMRM Annual Meeting, Montréal, Canada, May 15, 2019.
  • “A window into the brain through spins: From structures, function to metabolism,” Invited Talk, Neuroscience Research Institute, University of Suwon, Korea, March 28, 2019.
  • “Magnetic resonance imaging: Old challenges and new opportunities,” Invited Seminar, Department of Bio and Brain Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), March 27, 2019.
  • “Ultrafast MR Spectroscopic Imaging,” Invited Seminar, School of Health Sciences, Purdue University, March 5, 2019.
  • “Ultrafast MRSI: A marriage of spin physics with machine learning for label-free molecular imaging,” Invited Lecture, Minerva-Gentner Israeli-German Symposium on MR Spectroscopy & Molecular Imaging, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, February 18-20, 2019.
  • “Ultrafast MR spectroscopic imaging,” Invited Talk, Special Symposium on Breaking the Spatiotemporal Limits of MRSI, 26th ISMRM Annual Meeting, Paris, France, June 20, 2018.
  • “Ultrafast MR spectroscopic imaging,” Invited Lecture, ZJU-UIUC Joint Research Workshop on Multidisciplinary Engineering Science Research, Haining, China, June 3-5, 2018.
  • “‘SPICY’ MRSI: A marriage of spin physics with machine learning for ultrafast MRSI,” Invited Seminar, Department of Radiation Oncology, Emory University, May 26, 2018.
  • “Towards label-free molecular imaging: A marriage of spin physics with machine learning to enable ultrafast MRSI,” Invited Lecture, School of Information Science, Nankai University, November 14, 2017.
  • “Fast Imaging with Sparse Sampling: A path to High Resolution through Subspaces,” Invited Lecture, School of Information Science, Nankai University, November 13, 2017.
  • “Ultrafast MR spectroscopic imaging,” Invited talk, Share the Vision Symposium, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, September 21, 2017.
  • “‘SPICY’ MRSI: A marriage of spin physics with machine learning for ultrafast MRSI,” Invited Seminar, School of Biomedical Engineering, Zhejiang University, September 12, 2017.
  • “Ultrafast MR spectroscopic imaging: Dreams or reality?” Invited Talk, Frontiers in Biomedical Imaging Symposium, Shanghai, China, May 27-28, 2017.
  • “Visualizing brain metabolism: A marriage of spin physics and machine learning for brain mapping,” Invited Lecture, The 8th Int’l IEEE-EMBS Conf. on Neural Engineering, Shanghai, China, May 25-28, 2017.
  • “Ultrafast MRSI: Recent Advances and potential applications,” Invited Lecture, Workshop for Advanced Minimally Invasive Biomedical Technology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, May 29, 2017.
  • “Molecular imaging with spins: A path to high resolution through subspaces,” Invited Seminar, Medical Physics Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison, March 27, 2017.
  • “MR spectroscopic imaging: A path to high resolution through subspaces,” Invited Seminar, Biophysics Department, Medical College of Wisconsin, October 28, 2016.
  • “Fast imaging with sparse sampling: A path to high-resolution through subspace,” Invited Seminar, Department of Electronic Science, Xiamen University, December 11, 2015.
  • “Molecular imaging using spins: A path to high resolution through subspaces,” Invited Talk, Distinguished Seminar Series, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Utah, December 4, 2015.
  • “Molecular imaging using spins: A path to high resolution through subspaces,” Invited Seminar, Harvard-MGH Molecular Imaging Center, May 22, 2015.
  • “Molecular imaging using spins: A path to high resolution through subspaces,” Invited Seminar, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Minnesota, March 23, 2015.
  • “High-dimensional MR imaging: Opportunities, challenges and new advances,” Invited Seminar, Department of Biomedical Engineering, South-China University of Technology, December 16, 2014.
  • “Image reconstruction from undersampled data” Invited Seminar, School of Automation, South-China University of Technology, December 15, 2014.
  • “Image reconstruction: Problems, solutions and new advances,” Invited Seminar, Department of Electronic Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China, December 12, 2014.
  • “Molecular imaging using spins: A path to high resolution through subspaces,” Invited Seminar, Department of Electronic Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China, December 11, 2014.
  • “High-resolution MR metabolic imaging,” Invited Lecture, United Imaging Healthcare, June 7, 2014.
  • “Image reconstruction: From Fourier series to low-rank models,” Invited lectures (3), Philips Healthcare (Suzhou) Co, Ltd, June 3, 2014.
  • “Molecular imaging using spins,” Invited lecture, Int’l Forum on Biomedical Engineering Held in Conjunction with the 30th Anniversary Celebration of the School of Biological Sciences and Biomedical Engineering, Southeast University, May 31, 2014.
  • “Low-rank approximation: Theory and application,” Invited talk, 35th Annual Int’l Conf. of IEEE-EMBS, Osaka, July 3-7, 2013.
  • “Subspace methods for fast imaging,” Invited talk, OCSMRM Meeting, Hangzhou, June 28-30, 2013.
  • “Fast imaging with sparse sampling,” Seminar, Cedar-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, March 20, 2013.
  • “Image reconstruction,” Invited lecture, Image Reconstruction Workshop, Shenzhen, China, March 1-3, 2013.
  • “Image reconstruction from undersampled data,” Invited lecture, Image Reconstruction Workshop, Shenzhen, China, March 1-3, 2013.
  • “The reconstruction process,” Invited talk, ISMRM Workshop on Data Sampling & Image Reconstruction, Sedona, Arizona, February 3-6, 2013.
  • “Advanced image reconstruction,” Invited lectures (4), Biomedical Imaging Center, Tsinghua University, May 21-23, 2012.
  • “Image reconstruction from highly undersampled data,” ECE Distinguished Speaker, University of Louisville, April 16, 2012.
  • “Fast imaging with sparse sampling,” Invited talk, BME Seminar, University of Illinois at Chicago, April 10, 2012.
  • “Fast imaging with sparse sampling,” Invited talk, BME Seminar, Tsinghua University, January 10, 2012.
  • “Fast imaging with sparse sampling,” Invited talk, Systems and Control Seminar, Uppsala University, Sweden, October 20, 2011.
  • “Fast imaging with sparse sampling: Getting more with Less,” Invited talk, BME Seminar, Carnegie-Mellon University, February 24, 2011.
  • “Fast imaging with sparse sampling: Getting more with Less,” Invited talk, EE Seminar, National University of Singapore, December 21, 2010.
  • “Fast imaging with sparse sampling: Getting more with Less,” Invited talk, Director’s Seminar Series, Beckman Institute, UIUC, November 27, 2010.
  • “Fast imaging with sparse sampling,” Invited talk, Med-X Program Seminar, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, October 25, 2010.
  • “Compressed sensing,” Invited lecture, OCSMRM Meeting, Shanghai, August 13-15, 2010.
  • “Constrained reconstruction from sparsely sampled data,” Invited lecture, Weekend Educational Course, the 18th ISMRM Meeting, Stockholm, Sweden, May 1-7, 2010.
  • “Image reconstruction from undersampled data with sparsity and rank constraints,” Invited lecture, SFB Workshop on Imaging with Modulated/Incomplete Data, Graz, Austria, July 8-10, 2010.
  • “Fast imaging with sparse sampling,” Invited talk, MRI Center, Yang-Ming University (Taiwan), August 9, 2009.
  • “Constrained reconstruction methods,” Invited lecture, Weekend Educational Course, 17th ISMRM Meeting, Hawaii, April 19, 2009.
  • “Towards real-time cardiac imaging,” Invited talk, Xiang-Shan Meeting, Beijing, April 8-12, 2009.
  • “Constrained reconstruction,” Invited lecture, ISMRM Workshop on Data Sampling and Image Reconstruction, Sedona, Arizona, January 25-28, 2009.
  • “Model-based imaging,” Invited lecture, the 3rd Int’l Symposium on Biomedical and Health Engineering, Shenzhen, China, January 4, 2009.
  • “Fast imaging with sparse sampling,” Invited talk, ECE Department, Washington University, October 24, 2008.
  • “Fast imaging with sparse sampling,” Invited talk, Texas Instruments, October 22, 2008.
  • “Magnetic resonance breast imaging,” Invited talk, The Mills Breast Cancer Institute Pathfinders Symposium: Discovering Innovative Breast Cancer Care through Research Exploration, October 5, 2007.
  • “Magnetic resonance imaging: New opportunities and challenges,” Seminar, College of Engineering, Dalian University, August 13, 2007.
  • “Spatiotemporal imaging with partially separable functions,” Invited Talk, ISMRM Workshop and Sino-Overseas Chinese SMRM Meeting, Dalian, China, August 8-10, 2007.
  • “Spatiotemporal imaging with partially separable functions,” Invited talk, MR Research Center, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, July 17, 2007.
  • “A model-based approach to fast imaging,” Invited talk, Siemens Shenzhen Magnetic Resonance Ltd., July 6, 2007.
  • “Magnetic resonance imaging: New opportunities and challenges,” Invited talk, Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, June 25, 2007.
  • “Fast imaging with sparse Sampling,” Invited talk, Department of Electronic Engineering, University of Hong Kong, June 22, 2007.
  • “Magnetic resonance imaging: New opportunities and challenges,” Invited talk, BME Seminar, Polytechnic University of Hong Kong, June 3, 2008.
  • “Introduction to medical imaging,” Invited lecture, The 5th International Workshop on Wearable and Implantable Body Sensor Networks (BSN 2008), in conjunction with the 5th International Summer School and Symposium on Medical Devices and Biosensors (ISSS-MDBS 2008), The Chinese University of Hong Kong, June 1-3, 2008.
  • “Fast imaging with sparse sampling,” Invited talk, A. A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, MIT, May 30, 2007.
  • “Achieving higher resolution for functional neuroimaging,” Invited lecture, Design of Medical Devices Conference, Minneapolis, April 15-17, 2008.
  • “Spatiotemporal imaging with partially separable functions,” Invited talk, IEEE Int’l Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, April 12-15, 2007.
  • “Model-based imaging: Theory and applications,” Invited talk, Department of Electrical Engineering, Chinese University of Hong Kong, March 23, 2007.
  • “Towards molecular imaging using intrinsic NMR signals,” Invited talk, University of Favaloro, Buenos Aries, Argentina, November 3, 2006.
  • “Model-based magnetic resonance imaging,” Invited talk, Department of Bioengineering, University of Washington, Seattle, May 11, 2006.
  • “Introduction to magnetic resonance imaging,” Invited lectures (3), XV Conference of Argentina Bioengineering Society, Parana, Argentina, September 21-23, 2005.
  • “Magnetic resonance imaging: New opportunities and challenges,” Invited talk, University of Favaloro, Buenos Aries, Argentina, September 19, 2005.
  • “Model-based MRI: A signal processing approach to fast imaging,” Invited talk, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of California at San Francisco, September 9, 2005.
  • “Generalize spatial and temporal interpolation, image reconstruction from limited data,” Invited lecture, Weekend Educational Course, 13rd ISMRM Meeting, Miami, May 7-13, 2005.
  • “Image reconstruction from limited data,” Invited Lecture, Weekend Educational Course, 12th ISMRM Meeting, Kyoto, Japan, May 15-21, 2004.
  • “Parallel imaging: Some signal processing issues and solution,” Invited talk, IEEE Int’l Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: From Nano and Macro, Washington DC, April 15-18, 2004.
  • “Magnetic resonance imaging: New opportunities and challenges” Invited Lecture, Lecture Series in Computational Biology and Genomics, Case Western Reserve University, April 8, 2004.
  • “Constrained imaging: From Fourier series to basis pursuit,” Invited talk, Biomedical Engineering Program, University of Memphis, January 30, 2004.
  • “Fast imaging by data sharing: From Fourier series to basis pursuit,” Invited talk, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, October 16, 2003.
  • “Constrained imaging,” Seminar, Magnetic Resonance Research Center, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, July 24, 2003.
  • “Introduction to image reconstruction: From k-space to image space,” Invited lecture, Weekend Educational Course, 11th ISMRM Meeting, Toronto, July 10-16, 2003.
  • “MRI: Principles and applications,” Invited lectures (3), The 5th IEEE EMBS International Summer School on Biomedical Imaging, Université de Rennes, France, June 15-23, 2002.
  • “Data-sharing imaging: A novel approach to fast imaging,” Invited talk, UI Biomedical Imaging Symposium, March 12, 2002.
  • “Introduction to MRI,” Invited lectures (3), ECE Department, Carnegie-Mellon University, March 8, 15, and 22, 2002.
  • “Generalized series imaging: Can we get more with less?” RSL Seminar, Lucas MRI Center, Stanford University, November 8, 2001.
  • “Generalized series imaging,” Invited talk, Bioengineering Department, University of Illinois at Chicago, November 1, 2001.
  • “Generalized series imaging: Algorithms and applications,” Invited talk, Workshop on Minimum MR Data Acquisition Methods: Making More with Less, Florida, October 20-21 2001.
  • “Generalized series dynamic imaging,” Invited talk, Int’l Workshop on Medical Imaging and Augmented Reality, Hong Kong, June 10-12, 2001.
  • “Constrained imaging: Beyond the Fourier series,” Invited talk, EE Department, Chinese University of Hong Kong, June 11, 2001.
  • “Fast dynamic imaging: A signal processing approach,” Invited talk, MRI Center, Hong Kong University, June 8, 2001.
  • “Overview of fast imaging methods,” Invited talk, MINDIT, Inc., Shenzhen, China, June 6, 2001.
  • “Image reconstruction from limited data: A data-sharing approach,” Invited talk, Weekend Educational Course, 9th ISMRM Meeting, Scotland, April 21-27, 2001.
  • “Constrained imaging: How to get more with less,” Invited talk, ECE Department, Carnegie-Mellon University, March 15, 2001.
  • “MRI: Visualizing the invisible,” Invited talk, Illinois-ECE Exploration Seminar Series, March 8, 2000.
  • “Image registration and segmentation,” Invited talk, GE Medical Systems, Milwaukee, September 28, 1998.
  • “(k, t)-space dynamic imaging,” Invited talk, GE Corporate Research & Development, Schenectady, New York, June 22, 1998.
  • “Model-based approach to dynamic imaging,” Invited Talk, First Workshop on MR Signal Processing, October 18-20, 1997.
  • “Constrained imaging,” Invited talk, Bioengineering Program, University of Illinois at Chicago, May 2, 1997.
  • “Wavelet transforms in NMR: Myth, possibilities and limitations,” Invited tutorial, 5th ISMRM Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, April 12-18, 1997.
  • “Beyond Fourier transform: Why and how,” Invited talk, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Duke University, April 2, 1997.
  • “Generalized series imaging,” Invited talk, MR Imaging Center, Washington University, February 17, 1997.
  • “Dynamic MRI,” Invited talk, Special Session on Magnetic Resonance Imaging at the 26th Annual Meeting of The Fine Particle Society, August 6-8, 1996.
  • “Dynamic magnetic resonance imaging by motion modeling and estimation in (k, t)-space,” Invited talk, Ann. Conf. Biomedical Engineering Society, October 6-8, 1995.
  • “Image reconstruction methods,” Invited talk, Second Workshop on Real-Time Applications of High-Performance Computing for Biological Imaging, April 28-30, 1995.
  • “RIGR imaging,” Invited talk, First Workshop on Real-Time Applications of High-Performance Computing for Biological Imaging, September 10-11, 1993.