California Institute of Technology, USA
Lihong Wang is Bren Professor of Medical and Electrical Engineering at Caltech. Published 470 journal articles (h-index = 118, citations = 58,000). Delivered 460 keynote/plenary/invited talks. Published the first functional photoacoustic CT, 3D photoacoustic microscopy, and compressed ultrafast photography (world’s fastest camera). Served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Biomedical Optics. Received the Goodman Book Award, NIH Director’s Pioneer Award, OSA Mees Medal, IEEE Technical Achievement and Biomedical Engineering Awards, SPIE Chance Biomedical Optics Award, IPPA Senior Prize, OSA Feld Biophotonics Award, and an honorary doctorate from Lund University, Sweden. Inducted into the National Academy of Engineering.
Speech title: World’s Deepest-Penetration and Fastest Cameras: Photoacoustic Tomography and Compressed Ultrafast Photography
Abstract: We developed photoacoustic tomography to peer deep into biological tissue. Photoacoustic tomography (PAT) provides in vivo omniscale functional, metabolic, molecular, and histologic imaging across the scales of organelles through organisms. We also developed compressed ultrafast photography (CUP) to record 10 trillion frames per second, 10 orders of magnitude faster than commercially available camera technologies. CUP can tape the fastest phenomenon in the universe, namely, light propagation, and can be slowed down for slower phenomena such as combustion.
Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of PRC, China
Leping Wei graduated from Tsinghua University and received his master degree in communications and electronic system at Wuhan Research Institute of Posts and Telecommunications. He was a visiting scholar to Canada and Israel in programs funded by the state, and carried out many ground-breaking and forward-looking tasks for the strategic transformation of telecommunications network. He won the second prize of National Scientific and Technological Progress Award three times, was granted special government expert allowance, and was awarded with the title of National Outstanding Returned Overseas Talent as well as Young and Middle-aged Expert with Outstanding Contributions. He has published more than 100 papers and 9 books. He was the chief engineer of China Telecom, and is now the deputy director of Communications Science and Technology Committee of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. In addition, he is the director of Science and Technology Committee of China Telecom, dedicating to technical development strategy research and decision-making consultation for the industry and the company.
Speech title: TBA