Head, Henry G. Leong Professor in Biomedical EngineeringIr Prof. Yong Ping ZHENG

Email: yongping.zheng@polyu.edu.hk

Tel: 27667664

Office: ST416

ORCID: 0000-0002-3407-9226

Research Interests

Biomedical ultrasound instrumentation; ultrasonic measurement and imaging of tissue elasticity; ultrasound assessment of musculoskeletal tissues; ultrasound biomicroscopy; 3D ultrasound imaging; ultrasound image and signal processing; smart aging technologies


Professor Yongping Zheng received the BSc and MEng in Electronics and Information Engineering from the University of Science and Technology of China. He received PhD degree in Biomedical Engineering from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in 1997. After a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Windsor, Canada, he joined PolyU as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to Professor in 2008. He served as the Associate Director of the Research Institute of Innovative Products in PolyU from 2008 to 2010. He has been serving as the Founding Head of the Interdisciplinary Division of Biomedical Engineering since 2012. Prof. Zheng has been appointed as Henry G. Leong Professor in Biomedical Engineering since July 2017.

Prof. Zheng’s main research interests include biomedical ultrasound instrumentation, soft tissue elasticity measurement and imaging, 3D ultrasound imaging, ultrasound assessment of musculoskeletal tissues, ultrasound image and signal processing, and smart aging technologies. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, a Fellow of Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HK), Secretary of World Association of Chinese Biomedical Engineers, the past Chair of Biomedical Engineering Division of HKIE and Honorary Advisor of Hong Kong Medical and Healthcare Device Industry Association (HMHDIA). He has trained over 10 PhD and 8 MPhil students, and over 10 postdoctoral fellows, and many of them are now Professor and Associate Professors in different universities in Mainland China. He also owned more than 35 patents, published 220 journal papers, and wrote a book “Measurement of Soft Tissue Elasticity In Vivo: Techniques and Applications”, number of technologies invented by his team have been successfully commercialized, including Scolioscan (http://scolioscan.com), an ultrasound device to provide radiation-free assessment of scoliosis.

He also serves as Associate Editor and Editorial Board Members for some leading journals in the field, including Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, Physiological Measurement, Journal of Medical and Biological Engineering, Journal of Orthopaedic Translation and Biomedical Signal Processing and Control.

Selected Publications

1. Zhou GQ, Jiang WW, Lai KL, Zheng YP. Automatic measurement of spine curvature on 3-D ultrasound volume project image with phase features. IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging. 36(6): 1250-1262, 2017.
2. Zheng YP, Lee TT, Lai KK, Yip BH, Zhou GQ, Jiang WW, Cheung JC, Wong MS, Ng BK, Cheng JC, Lam TP. A reliability and validity study for Scolioscan: a radiation-free scoliosis assessment system using 3D ultrasound imaging. Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders. 11:13, 2016
3. Jiang WW, Li C, Li AH, Zheng YP. Clinical evaluation of a 3-D automatic annotation method for breast ultrasound imaging. Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology. 42 (4): 870-881, 2016.
4. Zhou GQ, Zheng YP. Automatic fascicle length estimation on muscle ultrasound images with an orientation-sensitive segmentation. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 62(12): 2828-2836, 2015.
5. Cheung CW, Zhou GQ, Law SY, Mak TM, Lai KL, Zheng YP. Ultrasound volume projection imaging for assessment of scoliosis. IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging. 34(8): 1760-1768, 2015.

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