Yang awarded tenure

Congratulations to Dr. Lin Yang, associate professor in the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering for his recent award of tenure! This recognition reflects Yang’s scholarly contributions to the discipline, the department and the institution. The tenure process involves recommendation by the department, review by the Board of Trustees and approval by the Dean.

Yang received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Xian Jiaotong University in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 1999 and 2002. He received his Ph.D. degree from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2009 from Rutgers University with a focus on biomedical image analysis, imaging informatics and robust computer vision. From 2009 – 2011, he was an assistant professor in the Department of Radiology and a graduate faculty member in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Rutgers University. In 2011, he accepted an assistant professor position in the division of biomedical informatics, Department of Biostatistics and Department of Computer Science at the University of Kentucky.

In 2014, he joined the department as an associate professor and was hired as part of the Big Data area for the UF Rising to National Preeminence initiative at UF. His major research interests are focused on biomedical image analysis and imaging informatics, computer vision, biomedical informatics and machine learning. He also is working on high-performance computing and computed-aided health care and information technology using big data for personalized/precise medicine.

Yang was awarded an NIH R01 grant for the development and dissemination of an advanced Cloud-enabled imaging informatics tool – MuscleMiner. MuscleMiner will provide a complete suite of tools for automated image morphometric measurements, archiving, visualization, querying, searching, content-based image retrieval and bioinformatics image mining. The goal of MuscleMiner is to offer a freely available and powerful tool to help all clinician and basic science muscle researchers in their daily work.

Congratulations, Dr. Yang!