Hengyong Yu

Hengyong Yu headshot

 Professor, FIEEE

Director of the Imaging and Informatics Lab
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Massachusetts Lowell
One University Avenue (Ball Hall 317)
Lowell, MA 01854, USA
(978) 934-6756 (O) , (978) 934-3027(F)
Email: hengyong_yu at UML dot EDU


Hengyong Yu is a Full Professor and Director of the Imaging and Informatics Lab, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA, 01854. He received his Bachelor’s degrees in information science & technology (1998) and computational mathematics (1998) respectively, and his PhD degree in information & communication engineering (2003) from Xi’an Jiaotong University. He was an Instructor and Associate Professor with the College of Communication Engineering, Hangzhou Dianzi University, from July 2003 to September 2004. From September 2004 to November 2006, he was a postdoctoral fellow and Associate Research Scientist with Department of Radiology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA. From November 2006 to May 2010, he 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. From May 2010 to November 2014, he was an Assistant Professor with the Biomedical Engineering Department, Wake Forest University Health Sciences. His interests include computed tomography and medical image processing. He has authored/coauthored >200 peer-reviewed journal papers with an H-index of >=47 according to Google Scholar. He has 7 issued patents and numerous pending patent applications/disclosures.  He was the founding Editor-in-Chief of JSM Biomedical Imaging Data Papers, serves as an Editorial Board member or associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, Medical Physics, IEEE Access, Signal Processing, CT Theory and Applications, etc. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, and a member of American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), a lifetime member of  international society for optics and photonics (SPIE), and the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES). In 2005, he 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, he received an NSF CAREER award for development of CS-based interior tomography. In September 2022, he received the IEEE Technological Innovation (Academic) Award for pioneering contributions and international leadership in tomographic imaging, especially interior tomography and machine learning-based tomographic imaging.