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

   Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, 1989
   M.S.,  Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, 1985
   B.S.,  Electrical Engineering, South-China Institute of Technology, 1982

  APPOINTMENTS

   8/12 - Franklin W. Woeltge Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)
   1/09 - Co-Chair, Integrative Imaging Theme, Beckman Institute, UIUC
   8/03 - Professor
Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Bioengineering,
Beckman Institute, and Center for Biophysics and Computational Biology, UIUC
   8/98 - 7/03 Associate Professor
Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
Beckman Institute, Center for Biophysics and Computational Biology,
and the Bioengineering Program, UIUC
   1/02 - 5/02 Visiting Scholar (sabbatical leave from UIUC)
Carnegie-Mellon University and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
   9/01 - 12/01 Visiting Scholar (sabbatical leave from UIUC)
Lucas Center for Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and Imaging,
Stanford University
   8/93 - 7/98 Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UIUC
   8/91 - 7/93 Research Assistant Professor
Biomedical Magnetic Resonance Laboratory, UIUC

  RECOGNITIONS AND AWARDS

   Center for Advanced Study Associate, UIUC 2016
   Lauterbur Lecturer, 24th ISMRM Annual Meeting 2016
   Distinguished Service Award, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society 2015
   Technical Achievement Award, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society 2014
   Elected to the International Academy for Medical and Biological Engineering 2012
   Otto Schmitt Award, Int’l Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering 2012
   Fellow, International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering 2012
   Franklin W. Woeltge Professorship, UIUC 2012
   Fellow, Int'l Soc. Magn. Reson. Medicine (ISMRM) 2010
   Invitee, National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (NAKFI) forum 2010
   Engineering Council Award for Excellence in Advising, UIUC 2006-2008
   Fellow, IEEE 2006
   Ronald W. Pratt Outstanding Teaching Award, UIUC 2005
   Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) 2005
   In the Daily Illini List of Excellent Teachers, UIUC 1998-2000,005,007-09
   Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE-EMBS 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
   Outstanding Staff Member Award, the Panhellenic Council, UIUC 1995
   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

  COURSES TAUGHT AT ILLINOIS

   ECE/BIOE 280 Introduction to Biomedical Imaging
   ECE 309 Signals and Systems
   ECE 310/311 Digital Signal Processing
   ECE 313 Probability with Engineering Applications
   ECE 329 Fields and Waves
   ECE/BIOE 480 Magnetic Resonance Imaging
   ECE 497ZPL Neural Networks for Signal Processing
   ECE 497ZPL Learning in Signal Processing
   ECE 551 Advanced Digital Signal Processing
   ECE 598ZPL Magnetic Resonance Imaging II: Quantum Mechanical Foundation

  PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY ACTIVITIES

   President, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society(EMBS), 2011-2012
   Vice President (Conferences), IEEE-EMBS, 2006-2007 & 2008-2009
   Founding Editor-in-Chief, IEEE-EMBS Conference Editorial Board, 2008-2010
   Elected Member, Administrative Committee, IEEE-EMBS, 2003-2006
   Charter Member, ISMRM MR Engineering Study Group
(Governing committee member, 1995-1997)
   Deputy Editor, Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2011-present
   Associate Editor, IEEE Trans. on Information Technology in Biomedicine, 2007-2011
   Associate Editor, IEEE Trans. on Medical Imaging, 1995-2010
   Area Editor, Wiley Encyclopedia of Biomedical Engineering, 2003-2005
   Editorial Board Member, IEEE Trans. Biomedical Engineering, 2013-present
Int’l J. Imaging Systems and Technology, 2010-present
IEEE Book Series on Biomedical Engineering, 2000-present
   Conference Chair,th The 36th Ann. Int’l Conf. of the IEEE-EMB Society, Chicago, 2014
   Conference Chair, Paul C. Lauterbur Memorial Symposium, 2008
   Track Chair,th The 29th Ann. Int’l Conf. of the IEEE-EMB Society, Lyon, France, 2007
   Theme Co-Chair,th The 28th Ann. Int’l Conf. of the IEEE-EMB Society, New York, 2006
   Special Program Chair,th The 27th Ann. Int’l Conf. of the IEEE-EMB Society, Shanghai, 2005
   Conference Chair, Frontiers of Biomedical Imaging Symposium:
The MRI Nobel Celebration and Future Directions, 2004
   Program Chair,th The 26th Ann. Int’l Conf. of the IEEE-EMB Society, San Francisco, 2004
   Theme Chair,th The 25th Ann. Int’l Conf. of the IEEE-EMB Society, Cancum, 2003
   Founding Conference Co-Chair, The IEEE Int’l Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI), 2002
   Theme Chair,th The 24th Ann. Int’l Conf. of the IEEE-EMB Society, Houston, 2002
   Track Chair,th The 23th Ann. Int’l Conf. of the IEEE-EMB Society, Istanbul, 2001
   Conference Chair, Symposium on Zeugmatography and Beyond, 1999
   General Chair, Workshop on MR Signal Processing, 1996
   Member, Membership Committee
Int’l Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering, 2012-present
   Member, Governing Council
Int’l Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering, 2012-2015
   Member, IEEE Fellow Committee, 2016-present
   Member, IEEE Technical Field Award in Biomedical Engineering Committee, 2013-2016
   Member, IEEE Medal for Innovations in Healthcare Technology Committee, 2011-2015
   Member, ISMRM Annual Meeting Program Committee, 2011-2014
   Member, IEEE Technical Activities Board, 2011-2012
   Member, ISMRM Subcommittee on the Young Investigators‘ Awards, 2008-2010
   Member, IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging Steering Committee, 2005-2006
   Member, IEEE-EMBS Nominating Committee, 2011-2012
   Member, IEEE-EMBS Awards Committee, 2000-2012
   Member, IEEE-EMBS Conference Committee, 2002-2010
   Member, IEEE-EMBS Distinguished Lecturer Committee, 2003-2005
   Member, IEEE-EMBS Publication Committee, 2005
   Member, IEEE ISBI Steering Committee, 2003-2004
   Member, Governing Committee, ISMRM MR Engineering Study Group, 1995-1997
   Chair, IEEE Medal for Innovations in Healthcare Technologies Committee, 2013-2014
   Chair, IEEE-EMBS Nominating Committee, 2013-2014
   Chair, IEEE-EMBS Technical Activities Committee, 2010, 2013
   Chair, IEEE-EMBS Strategic Planning Committee, 2010
   Chair, IEEE-EMBS Distinguished Lecturer Selection Committee, 2010
   Chair, IEEE-EMBS Conferences Committee, 2006-2010
   Chair, IEEE-EMBS Awards Committee, 2006-2007
   Chair, IEEE-EMBS Tech. Comte. on Biomed. Imaging & Image Proc., 2004-2007
   Chair, IEEE-EMBS Infostructure Committee, 2005