Hengyong Yu, PhD

Associate Professor

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)


Hengyong Yu is an Associate 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 Bachelorís degrees in information science & technology (1998) and computational mathematics (1998) respectively, and his PhD degree in information & communication engineering (2003) from Xiían 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 >140 peer-reviewed journal papers with an H-index of 35 according to Google Scholar. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of JSM Biomedical Imaging Data Papers, serves as an Editorial Board member or associate editor for IEEE Access, Signal Processing, Journal of Medical Engineering, CT Theory and Applications, International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Consumer Health Informatics and Open Medical Imaging Journal, and the Guest Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, IEEE Access, and International Journal of Biomedical Imaging. He is a senior member of the IEEE and the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS), and a member of American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) and the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES). In 2005, he was honored for an outstanding doctoral dissertation by Xiían 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.