Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, 1989
B.S., Electrical Engineering, South-China University of Technology, 1982
Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, Coordinated Science Laboratory, and Department of Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, August 2003 - Present
Z.-P. Liang and P. C. Lauterbur, "Principles of Magnetic Resonance Imaging," IEEE Press/Wiley, 1999.
Elected to Int'l Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering, 2012
Otto Schmitt Award, IFMBE, 2012
Fellow, ISMRM, 2010
Fellow, IEEE, 2006
Fellow, AIMBE, 2005
Elected President, IEEE-EMBS, 2011-2012
Elected Vice President (Conferences), IEEE-EMBS, 2006-2009
Elected AdCom Member, IEEE-EMBS, 2003-2006
Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE-EMBS, 2002-2005
University Scholar, UIUC, 2001-2004
Early Career Achievement Award, IEEE-EMBS, 1999
Henry Magnuski Scholar, 1999-2001
Beckman Fellow, Center for Advanced Study, 1997
National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 1995
Whitaker Foundation Biomedical Engineering Research Award, 1991
Sylvia Sorkin Greenfield Award (best paper) of Medical Physics, 1990
Ronald W. Pratt Outstanding Teaching Award, 2005
Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE-EMBS, 2002-2005
Engineering Council Award for Excellence in Advising, 2006-2008
In Daily Illini Incomplete List of Excellent Teachers, 1998-2000, 05, 07-09
EMBC'2011 First-Place Paper Award: A.G. Christodoulou, B. Zhao, H. Zhang, C. Ho, Z.-P. Liang, "Four-dimensional MR cardiovascular imaging: Method and applications," Proc. 33rd, Annual Int'l Conference of IEEE-EMBS, pp. 3732-3735, 2011.
EMBC'2010 First-Place Paper Award:
J.P. Haldar, Z. Wang, G. Popescu, Z.-P. Liang, "Label-free high-resolution imaging of live cells with deconvolved spatial light interference microscopy," Proc. 32nd Annual Int'l Conference of IEEE-EMBS, pp. 3382-3385, 2010.
ISBI'2010 Best Paper Award:
J.P. Haldar, Z.-P. Liang, "Spatiotemporal Imaging with partially separable fuctions: A matrix recovery approach," Proc. IEEE Int'l Symposium Biomedical Imaging, pp. 716-719, 2010.
I.I. Rabi Award:
D.Hernando, P. Kellman, J.P. Haldar, Z.-P. Liang, "Robust water/fat separation in the presence of large field inhomogeneities using a graph-cut algorithm," Magn. Reson. Med., vol. 63, pp. 79-90, 2010.
Sylvia Sorkin Greenfield Award:
E.M. Haacke, Z.-P. Liang, S.H. Izen, "Constrained reconstruction: A superresolution, optimal signal-to-noise, alternative to the Fourier transform in magnetic resonance imaging," Medical Physics, vol. 16, pp 388-397, 1989.
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