Bo Zhao to Join Faculty

March 11, 2020

Bo Zhao will join the department and the Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences as an assistant professor.

bozhao2He is completing a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital in the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging. His research lies in computational and medical imaging with special emphasis on the modality of MRI. He develops advanced mathematical models, computational algorithms, and data acquisition schemes to push the limits on the resolution, speed, and signal-to-noise ratio of MRI. His research has key impacts on various imaging applications, including for the nervous and cardiovascular systems.

Zhao is a recipient of an NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99-R00), with his research proposal receiving the highest possible impact score. He will use this funding to support his research on quantitative neuroimaging and aging applications with advanced statistical learning and inference approaches.

He has been recognized with a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Award from the National Institutes of Health, a National Science Foundation scholar award, and the IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Engineering, and three Magna Cum Laude Merit Awards from the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine.

Zhao received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in automation from Tianjin University in Tianjin, China and his Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.