Hongen Liao

Hongen Liao

Dr. Hongen Liao is Professor and Vice Chairman of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Medicine, Tsinghua University, China. He received his Ph.D. degrees in biomedical precision engineering from the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan in 2003. He was a Research Fellow of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). From 2004, he was a faculty member at the Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, where he became an Associate Professor in 2007. He has been selected as National “Thousand Talents” Distinguished Professor, National Recruitment Program of Global Experts, China since 2010. He is Director and Founder of the Advanced Theranostics and 3D Imaging Laboratory, Tsinghua University. Professor Liao’s research interests include 3D medical image, image-guided surgery, medical robotics, computer-assisted surgery, and fusion of these innovative healthcare technologies for minimally invasive precision diagnosis and therapy. He has also been involved in long viewing distance autostereoscopic display and 3D visualization. He is the author and co-author of more than 250 peer-reviewed articles and proceedings papers, as well as over 50 patents, 290 abstracts and numerous invited lectures. Dr. Liao was distinguished by receiving multiple government awards and various Best Paper Awards from different academic societies. Prof. Liao is an Associate Editor of IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Conference, the General Chair, Program Chair and Organization Chair of multiple international conferences including MIAR, MICCAI, and ACCAS. He has served as a President of Asian Society for Computer Aided Surgery and Co-chair of Asian-Pacific Activities Working Group, International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE).