(Philadelphia, PA) - Dinggang Shen, PhD, has joined the Department of Radiology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor.

Prior to his appointment at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Shen held teaching and research positions at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, City University of Hong Kong and Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU). He earned his BSSE, MSEE and PhD degrees in Electronics Engineering from SJTU, 1990, 1992 and 1995, respectively.

Dr. Shen's research focuses on medical image analysis, particularly brain image analysis using computer vision and pattern recognition technologies. As a Co-Investigator, he has received several grants to support this research from such benefactors as the National Institutes of Health and The Research Grants Council of Hong Kong. He is the recipient of numerous honors including the 2001 Best Paper Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the 1993 Top Ten Youth Scientists Award from SJTU, and the 1998 Scientific and Technological Achievement Award, Shanghai, China.

He is on the Editorial Board of the international journal Pattern Recognition and has served as a reviewer for numerous publications such as IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, Journal of Mathematical Imaging and Vision, International Journal of Image and Graphics and the Medical Image Analysis Journal.

Dr. Shen has co-authored book chapters and many papers in publications including IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, Pattern Recognition, Image and Vision Computing, NeuroImage, and Radiology. He has been invited to lecture on several occasions, most recently at the Robotics Institute Seminar at Carnegie Mellon University.


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