Bo Zhao is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Biomedical Engineering and a core faculty member at the Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, where he directs the Computational Imaging and Inverse Problems Group. Before joining UT-Austin, Dr. Zhao received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He was a postdoctoral researcher and then junior faculty at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Zhao’s research is in the general area of computational imaging and medical imaging, which lies at the intersection of imaging science, computational science and engineering, and data science. Specifically, his group focuses on developing novel mathematical models, computational algorithms, and data acquisition schemes to address inverse problems in magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. His group takes unique approaches that synergistically integrate spin physics, information processing, and advanced computing to push the performance limits of MR imaging systems. Dr. Zhao’s research has been recognized with several awards, including an NIH Pathway to Independence Award and an NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Fellowship.
Dr. Zhao is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), and the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM). He is a member of the Computational Imaging Technical Committee of the IEEE Signal Processing Society and a member of the Biomedical Imaging and Image Processing Technical Committee of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society.
• Computational imaging, image formation, and inverse problems
• Medical imaging, magnetic resonance imaging, and spin physics
• Statistical inference, machine learning, and optimization