Alumni

Former Visiting Professors

Xiangxiang Zeng, Ph.D.

Visiting Professor (2019/06-present; Professor, Dept. of Computer Science, Hunan University/Xiamen University)

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Short biography: My research work is relevant about machine learning, data mining, computational intelligence, bioinformatics and precision medicine. I am right now an Yuelu distinguished Professor at the College of Information Science and Engineering, Hunan University, Changsha, China. Before joining Hunan University in 2019, I worked at the Department of Computer Science in Xiamen University. I received my Ph.D. degree in system engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China, in 2011. I have served as a visiting scholar in Indiana University, CityU of Hongkong, Oklahoma State University and Harvard Medical School. From 2016 to 2018, I worked as a Juan de la Cerva Scholar in Polytechnic University of Madrid. I have published more than 70 papers on journals and conferences such as Neural Computation, Bioinformatics, PLoS Computational Biology, Briefings in Bioinformatics and IEEE Trans. Cybernetics. According to google scholar citation, my research works were cited more than 2,700 times.

Former Postdoctoral Researchers

Jianming Chen, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow (06/2019-12/2019)

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Placement: Postdoctoral Fellow at Institute of Physical and Chemical Research, Japan.

Short biography: I obtained my Ph.D degree from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2018. After finishing one-year postdoc in the same university, I take another postdoctoral position at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. I like playing basketball. My research interests are interdisciplinary, including the fiber spinning, textile-based sensors, shape memory polymers, silk-based materials and drug delivery. Currently, I mainly focus on the label-free optical imaging for functional applications.

Former Graduate Students

Dipanjana Saha

PhD student (08/2018-07/2019)

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Placement: Continue PhD study as a Marie Curie Research Fellow at LNE CNAM

Short biography: I did my Bachelor’s in electronics science (honours). Meanwhile, I developed an interest in optics, which motivated me do a post B.Sc. B.Tech. in optics and optoelectronics from the Department of Applied Optics and Photonics, University of Calcutta, India. My master’s degree was in “Masters in Technology in Optics and Optoelectronics” from the same department. After that I have worked as Junior Research Fellow in Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Hyderabad, India. There I have worked on a project which involves design and development of intense, narrow bandwidth and broadly tunable mid-IR radiation sources. These will be useful for high resolution spectroscopy and state selective preparation of molecules in molecular beams. I have also worked on A project to develop a Laser Wavemeter with solid Fizeau Interferometer of resolution I in range”. Apart from studies I like to play flute, Indian classical music, painting and reading poems and novels.

Haojia Sun

PhD student (08/2020- 07/2021)

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Placement: Continue PhD study in Mechanical and Automation Engineering Department at CUHK

Short biography: I graduated from Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT) with Bachelor’s degree, majoring in Optics and Photonics. My research interest mainly focus on Optical diffraction tomography (ODT) including system design, reconstruction model and applications. In my spare time, I like swimming, soccer, music and photography.

Former Research Assistants

Cheng Zheng

Junior Research Assistant (06/2018 - 08/2018)

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Co-advised Master student at Zhejiang University (2015-2018)

Placement: PhD student at M.I.T

Short biography: My name is Cheng Zheng, a master student majored in optical engineering at Zhejiang University. I got my bachelor degree from Zhejiang University. My research interest includes quantitative phase imaging and super resolution imaging. I am jointly supervised by Prof. Renjie Zhou on quantitative phase imaging and we have done many work together. Recently I am working on solving inverse problems in microscopy with optimization algorithms to achieve super resolution.

Gang Luo

Junior Research Assistant (11/2017-07/2018)

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Placement: PhD study at CUHK with Prof. Thierry Blu with Prof. Renjie Zhou's co-supervision.

Short biography: I am Luo Gang, in 2014 I got my bachelor degree from Nanchang University with a major in Engineering in Measuring and Controlling Technology and Instrument. Then I studied in Tianjin University with a major in Instrument Science and Technology in the subsequent three years and got my master degree in 2017. I am friendly, outgoing, open-mind and diligent. And I like playing basketball, badminton and hiking and so on. My research interests include tunable laser absorption spectrum, interferometric spectroscopy, and bioimaging area.

Yao Yao

Honorary Research Assistant (04/2018 - 08/2018; PhD student at Huazhong University of Science and Technology)

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Placement: continuing her PhD student at Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Short biography: I received my bachelor's degree from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, then continue embarking on graduate studies here and major in biophotonics. I have participated in synthetic aperture and lensless imaging experiments, and have interest in image processing. I am mild, practical and earnest.

Ye Yao

Junior Research Assistant (08/2019- 08/2020)

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Placement: Unknown

Short biography: I'm interested in applying depth learning to optical imaging . I got my bachelor's degree in Department of Optical Information Science and Technology from Jilin University. Later, I obtained a master's degree in Optical Engineering from the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences. After working for Huawei for a year, I joined Professor Zhou's group.

Former Interns

Hon Son Ooi

Intern (09/2018-10/2020; co-supervisor: Prof. Yi-Ping Ho)

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Placement: Unknown

Short biography: Hailing from the quaint and curious village of Telok Panglima Garang, Malaysia, I graduated from the Department of Biomedical Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2018. I am interested in inter-disciplinary research across the fields of traditional lithography, microscopy, and its regenerative tissue engineering applications. In my free time, I enjoy travelling, coffee quests and arguing with anyone who would listen about the existence of life

Haiyin Chen

Intern (09/2018-06/2021)

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Placement: Unknown

Short biography: I am currently an intern in the Biomedical Engineering department at CUHK, specialized in biomedical imaging. I graduated from the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology with a major of Medical Imaging and then majored in chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in Hong Kong University of Science and Technology for MSc. My hobbies are listening to music, swimming and so on.

Former Final Year Project Students

Celine Lam

Final Year Project student (09/2018-06/2019)

Department of Biomedical Engineering, CUHK

Thesis topic: Quantitive phase imaging processing and analysis.

Wang Meiqi

Final Year Project student (06/2019-06/2020)

Department of Electronic Engineering, CUHK

Thesis topic: RNA Aptamer Probe Influenza Detector

CHAN Chi Yip

Final Year Project student (06/2019-06/2020)

Department of Biomedical Engineering, CUHK

Thesis topic: Develop a machine-learning based blood testing system

YIN Jing

Final Year Project student (06/2019-06/2020)

Department of Biomedical Engineering, CUHK

Thesis topic: Build a high-sensitivity polarized light microscope

CHENG Wing Man

Final Year Project student (06/2019-06/2020)

Department of Biomedical Engineering, CUHK

Thesis topic: Develop a low-cost microscope for medical applications in remote areas

LI Jing

Final Year Project student (06/2020-06/2021)

Department of Biomedical Engineering, CUHK

Thesis topic: The development of a phase-retrieval method in a synthetic aperture phase microscope (SAPM) for tissue imaging application

MELISOV Dayan

Final Year Project student (06/2020-06/2021)

Department of Biomedical Engineering, CUHK

Thesis topic: Machine-learning based approach for blood smear testing using portable quantitative phase microscope

HUO Jian

Final Year Project student (06/2020-06/2021)

Department of Biomedical Engineering, CUHK

Thesis topic: Real-time Processing algorithm of QPI

Former Undergraduate Researchers

Dayan Mellisov

Summer Intern in 2019

Placement: PhD study at CUHK with the same group.

Short biography: Greetings from sunny Kyrgyzstan! I am Dayan, a 3rd-year Biomedical Engineering student. I have a strong biology background, and I got several awards on international biology competitions (IBO, Toronto BioComp). I am pretty excited about combining nature and technology. As an engineer, my interests are in BioImaging, Modeling, and Informatics. My current project is about Deep Learning in Diffraction Phase Microscopy. I am glad to be a part of the LAMB Team!

Lu Luo

Summer Intern in 2019

Placement: Unknown

Short biography: I'm Louis, a year 3 undergraduate student in Computer Science at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. I'm interested in biological imaging and now focusing on developing CUDA program for phase retrieving and 3D reconstruction.

Former Summer Research Placement Programme for Mainland and Taiwan Students

  1. Chengfeng Zhang, master student at Zhejiang University (July 10 - August 18, 2018)

  2. Yuchen Chen, master student at Zhejiang University (July 10 - August 18, 2018)

Former Supporting Staff Assistants

Yuetong Du

Project Coordinator (6/2019- 10/2019)

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Placement: Currently living in UK

Short biography: I graduated from Boston University, majored in Financial Economics. Worked at a start-up, 5UBoston, as an operation analyst, I have knowledge and experience in operating, financing, and marketing in entrepreneurship. I am thrilled to join Professor Zhou’s research team to accelerate the process of innovation industrialization.

Qianqian Su

Project Coordinator (11/2019- 04/2021)

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Placement: Unknown

Short biography: N/A