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3 Questions with PhD Candidate Weimin Zhou

Weimin Zhou received the Cum Laude Poster Award (first place) at the 2018 SPIE Medical Imaging Conference for his paper “Learning the ideal observer for SKE detection tasks by use of convolutional neural networks.” SPIE is an international not-for-profit professional society for optics and photonics technology.

At WashU, Zhou is a member of the Computational Imaging Science Laboratory and a PhD candidate in the Department of Electrical & Systems Engineering.
Weimin Zhou
Weimin Zhou

How does your lab work together for a common goal? Our lab has a strong collaborative environment to do research on computational and theoretical imaging science. Every lab member actively shares their ideas for solving problems and advancing emerging imaging methods in the lab. Our research has implications on clinical medicine and basic biomedical research, such as early detection and management of cancer, vascular diseases, brain injuries, and characterization of biomaterials.

Methods of artificial intelligence are widely used nowadays and have achieved many successes in broad fields. My research focuses on solving problems in imaging science such as image quality assessment, imaging system optimization, and image reconstruction.

Who is you mentor and why? My academic mentor Mark Anastasio is an internationally recognized expert on imaging science. He is also a great mentor that can train students in a very efficient way. I am very thankful for the training and instruction.

Weimin Zhou and W.E. Moerner
Weimin Zhou and W.E. Moerner

Why WashU? I love being here! My best memory is hearing a Weissman Lecture given by Nobel laureate and WashU Engineering alumnus W.E. Moerner in November 2015. I was really happy and excited when I was attending the lecture to hear the world-class speech given by Nobel laureate. After the lecture, I also took a picture with Dr. W.E. Moerner.