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Zhongming Liu

Associate Professor
Biomedical Engineering

PhD, Biomedical Engineering, University of Minnesota
MS, Electrical Engineering, Zhejiang University
BS, Electrical Engineering, Zhejiang University

Zhongming Liu received  a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from Zhejiang University, and received a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. He also received postdoctoral training on magnetic resonance imaging from the National Institutes of Health. In 2013, he joined Purdue University West Lafayette, where he served as as a faculty member of Biomedical Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Director of the Small-Animal MRI Facility. In 2020, he moved to the University of Michigan Ann Arbor, where he has been an Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, the Electrical and Computer Engineering Division of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, the Director of the Engineering Preclinical Imaging Center, and a faculty member affiliated with the Michigan Institute of Data Science, Neuroscience Graduate Program. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, and Editorial Board Member for NeuroImage. He is a member of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance for Medicine (ISMRM), Organization of Human Brain Mapping (OHBM), and IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC).

His research interest is in developing and using advanced techniques for imaging, recording, stimulating, and modeling the brain to accelerate progress in neurosciences, neural engineering, and artificial intelligence. He has published more than 120 peer-reviewed articles in leading journals or conferences. His research has been continuously funded by federal agencies and industrial partners, and has been recognized with a number of awards, including the Innovative New Scientist in Biobehavioral Research from National Institute of Mental Health, Faculty Award of Excellence from Purdue University, Best Dissertation Award from the University of Minnesota, and 19 paper or abstract awards from international conferences organized by ISMRM, OHBM, and EMBC.



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Artificial Intelligence | Data science / Analytics / AI | Deep neural networks


  • Funded by: LIU, Zhongming
  • Funded by: LIU, Zhongming
  • Co-investigator of: Characterize the Risks of Local Tumor Progression and Metastasis Following Histotripsy Ablation of Liver Tumors