Prof. Dong Ming

Tianjin University, China

Prof. Dong Ming is the Chair Professor of the Department of Biomedical Engineering of TJU, the director of the Tianjin Neural Engineering Center, the director of Academy of Medical Engineering and Translational Medicine and the Chair of IEEE-EMBS Tianjin Chapter; Award winner of National Science Foundation for Distinguished Young Scholars; Award winner of the first National Science Foundation for Excellent Young Scholars; Young and Middle-Aged Leading Talents of Science and Technology Innovation, Ministry of Science and Technology of China; Expert funded with State Council Government Special Allowance; Director of Intelligent Medical Engineering, Engineering Research Center of Ministry of Education of China; Director of Tianjin Brain Science and Brain-Like Research Center; Life Member of IFESS; Chairman of youth working committee of Chinese Society of Biomedical Engineering; Deputy Editor in Chief of International Journal of Biomedical Engineering. Prof. Ming has been authorized for more than 80 patents and software works, and several international patents under PCT. Several of his research papers has been selected as TOP Cited Paper Award for IOP Publishing, Highlight for JNE, Highly Accessed for JNER and Cover papers of IEEE TBME etc., several papers were reported by Nature and Science in special issues. Relevant achievements were selected into the 13th Five-Year Scientific and Technological Innovation Achievement Exhibition.


Prof. Hideaki Haneishi

Chiba University, Japan

Hideaki Haneishi received his BS degree from the University of Electro-Communications in 1985 and received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Tokyo Institute of Technology, in 1987 and 1990, respectively. He joined Chiba University as a Research Associate in 1990. While continuing his career in Chiba University, he was invited as a Visiting Research Scientist at the Department of Radiology, University of Arizona, from October 1995 to July 1996. He is currently a Full Professor and the Director at the Center for Frontier Medical Engineering (CFME), Chiba University. He has published more than 150 papers in refereed journals with more than 3900 citations (Google Scholar). His research interests include spectral imaging, biomedical optics, image reconstruction and motion picture analysis in medical field. Prof Haneishi has been expanding and strengthening his international research network while serving as PI of the Core-to-Core Program named ^International Network of Multi-modal Medical Engineering for Precision Medicine ̄ (2017-2022) adopted by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). In this program, researchers from Finland, China, Canada, Thailand, USA, France and New Zealand study together for collaboration. He is also an active member of Chiba Central Toastmasters Club, a branch of Toastmasters International, a nonprofit educational organization aimed at public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs.


Speech Title: "Multimodal and Multiscale Image Analysis of Perfusion in Rodent Skin Flap"


Abstract: Necrosis and dysfunction of the tissue are highly related to the blood flow and blood component in it. However, the details of the relationship are not fully elucidated. The purpose of this study is to investigate this relationship using a rat flap which is a partly pulled-out thick skin with blood circulation. In this study, under controlling the oxygen saturation and the flow of the blood in vivo, the reflection and transmission images of entire flap are captured with a hyper-spectral camera, a high-definition color camera and an infrared camera. Microscopic histological images of resected specimen are also captured by a whole slide imager. Using those obtained images, multidimensional image analysis is performed to understand the vascular structure, blood flow and those changes over time. In the presentation, a part of this image analysis is demonstrated.


Prof. Jimmy Liu

Southern University of Science and Technology, China

Jimmy Liu graduated from the Department of Computer Science of the University of Science and Technology of China in 1988. He further obtained his master and doctoral degrees in Computer Science from the National University of Singapore. In 2004, he started and grew the Intelligent Medical Imaging Research Team (iMED Singapore), focusing on ocular Artificial Intelligence research. Jimmy was the chairman of the IEEE Singapore Biomedical Engineering Society in Singapore before moving to China. In March 2016, Jimmy moved to China and became the founding institute director of the Cixi Institute of Biomedical Engineering (CIBE) under the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). He further founded the iMED China Ningbo team in CIBE focusing on ocular image AI research. In February 2019, he joined the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of the Southern University of Science and Technology and established iMED China Shenzhen continue to focus on ocular AI image AI research. Right now, iMED China team are devoting themselves to eye-brain imaging, ocular imaging, ocular precision medicine, and ocular surgical robotics 4 research areas.


Speech Title: "Intelligent Ocular Image Process C Research Update of iMED Team"


Abstract: Jimmy will talk about the modalities, methods, algorithms of the ocular imaging research. He will also highlight the iMED team ( latest research progress in the past one year in ocular image enhancement, retinal blood vessel reconstruction, AS-OCT glaucoma screening, search-based ocular disease diagnosis, corneal endothelial cell detection, etc.


Prof. Ruikang Wang

University of Washington, USA

Dr. Wang is a professor of bioengineering and ophthalmology at the University of Washington. He also holds the prestigious positions of George and Martina Kren Endowed Chair In Ophthalmology Research and WRF/David and Nancy Auth Endowed Innovator of Bioengineering. His current research interests include biophotonics and imaging, optical coherence tomography and their applications in ophthalmology, neuroscience, dermatology and cancer. Dr Wang has published over 500 peer reviewed journal articles. He is an elected fellow of Optica, SPIE and AIMBE. He is also the Editor in Chief for Biomedical Optics Express, an Optica Publishing Group journal.


Speech Title: "Advances in Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography"


Abstract: Optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) is a new medical imaging modality in which OCT is used to create functional retinal microvascular networks with high resolution without a need for contrasting dyes. Our group is responsible for the development of optical microangiography (OMAG) that was subsequently ported to Carl Zeiss OCT systems, including spectral domain and swept source OCT configurations. The ability to visualize functional microvascular blood flow is important in a variety of diseases, some of which (along with the OCTA/OMAG basics and the enabling technologies) will be highlighted in this talk. Clinical examples using OCTA will be given, including ophthalmology, dermatology and dentistry.






Conference Secretary: Ms. Rita Ora