Dr. Ruogu Fang joins UF BME

We are excited to welcome Dr. Ruogu Fang to the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering as an assistant professor.

Fang received her Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from Cornell University and her bachelor’s in information engineering at Zhejiang University, China.

Before joining the department, Fang worked at Florida International University as an assistant professor in Computing and Information Sciences. She was also an affiliate faculty in the Cognitive Neuroscience & Imaging Center at the School of Integrated Science and Humanity. Fang ran the Smart Medical Informatics Learning and Evaluation (SMILE) lab, which reflects her expectation for every member in the lab to smile while exploring the human brain with big data.

Fang’s research involves data, brain and health. She focuses on questions such as: How to evaluate brain health, via mining the big medical data? She also explores how to make medical imaging higher quality and lower risk for the broad population. Fang’s current research is rooted in the big medical data and brain dynamics understanding.

Fang is the recipient of the Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award (2016), the Robin Sidhu Memorial Young Scientist Award, Society of Brain Mapping and Therapeutics (2016), the National Science Foundation CISE Research Initiation Initiative Award (2015), and the Best Paper Award at IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (2010), among others.

She will be moving to Gainesville with her family this summer.

Welcome, Dr. Fang!