Qi Duan received his Ph.D. with distinction in 2008 in Biomedical Engineering at Columbia University, on developing comprehensive 4D imaging techniques, from image reconstruction to final diagnosis, and general image analysis framework, under the supervision of Dr. Andrew F. Laine. In 2008, he joined NYU School of Medicine to work on developing the next generation MR scanners as well as state-of-arts MR coils for three years. He is currently a Staff Scientist in the Laboratory of Functional and Molecular Imaging, NINDS, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland, USA, where he is working on ultra-high field Magnetic Resonance Imaging techniques and the first ever 11.7T human scanner. He is the author and co-author of more than 70 peer-reviewed scientific publications and 3 book chapters in these domains.
During his Ph.D. study at Columbia, Qi Duan became an EMBS member since 2003 and heavily involved as a volunteer. In 2007, he founded the EMBS student chapter at Columbia and served as the first president. He was an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering from 2009 to 2013 and currently is on the editorial boards for the American Journal of Signal Processing and the International Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences. In 2015, he joined the steering committee for the Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine. He is also a frequent reviewer for more than 18 scientific journals and numerous conferences in the field. He has been an associate editor for ISBI 2014 and ISBI 2015, and an associate editor for the student competition for EMBC 2015. He was also a member of organizing committee for ISBI 2015. Since 2008, he is an active member of the technical committee on Biomedical Imaging and Image Processing Topics of the IEEE EMBS, and an active member in ISMRM safety committee.
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