Hongen Liao

Hongen Liao (M’04–SM’14) received the B.S. degree in mechanics and engineering sciences from Peking University, Beijing, China, in 1996, and the M.E. and Ph.D. degrees in precision machinery engineering from the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, in 2000 and 2003, respectively.

He was a Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. Since 2004, he has been a Faculty Member at the Graduate School of Engineering, University of Tokyo, where he became an Associate Professor in 2007. He has been selected as a National “Thousand Talents” Distinguished Professor, National Recruitment Program of Global Experts, China, since 2010, and is currently a Full Professor and the Vice Director in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Medicine, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. His research interests include 3-D medical image, image-guided surgery, medical robotics, computer-assisted surgery, and fusion of these techniques for minimally invasive precision diagnosis and therapy. He has also been involved in long viewing distance autostereoscopic display and 3-D visualization. He is the author and co-author of more than 190 peer-reviewed articles and proceedings papers, as well as 28 patents, more than 290 abstracts and numerous invited lectures.

Dr. Liao was distinguished by receiving the government award [The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan] and National Eminent Expert of the National Recruitment Program of Global Experts, China. He received more than ten awards including the OGINO Award (2007), the ERICSSON Young Scientist Award (2006), the IFMBE Young Investigators Awards (2005 and 2006), and various Best Paper Awards from different academic societies. His research was well funded by MEXT, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science in Japan, and the National Natural Science Foundation of China. He is an Associate Editor of IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Conference, the Organization Chair of Medical Imaging and Augmented Reality Conference (MIAR) 2008, the Program Chair of the Asian Conference on Computer-Aided Surgery Conference (ACCAS) 2008 and 2009, the Tutorial Co-Chair of the Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention Conference (MICCAI) 2009, the Publicity Chair of MICCAI 2010, the General Chair of MIAR 2010 and ACCAS 2012, the Program Chair of MIAR 2013, theWorkshop Chair of MICCAI 2013, and the General Co-Chair of MIAR 2016. He is the President of Asian Society for Computer Aided Surgery and Secretary of Asian-Pacific Activities Working Group, International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering.



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