Biomedical Engineering
School of ITEE

Dr Zhengyi Yang


Dr Zhengyi Yang was a research fellow working in School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering at The University of Queensland, Australia. He obtained his PhD degree from Mechanical Engineering Department at The University of Hong Kong. He has worked on research projects that focused on medical image processing and analysis, particularly on cartilage MRI, neuroimaging and hybrid MRI-PET imaging.

Research Interests
  • Automatic cartilage segmentation on MR images: shoulder joint cartilage segmentation from images acquired with clinically available MRI protocols
  • Image reconstruction for MRI-PET imaging: MRI-based attenuation correction for patient-specific quantitative PET image processing and analysis
  • Advanced data analysis for functional MRI and diffusion-weighted MRI: machine learning as a tool for brain activity pattern analysis; novel imaging techniques for axonal morphometry using diffusion-weighted MRI
Key Publications
  • Yang Z, Richards K, Kurniawan ND, Petrou S, Reutens DC. MRI-guided volume reconstruction of mouse brain from histological sections. Journal of Neuroscience Methods. 2012;211(2):210-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jneumeth.2012.08.021. (Impact Factor: 1.980)
  • Richards K, Kurniawan ND, Yang Z, Kim TH, Keller MD, Low WJ, et al. Hippocampal volume and cell density changes in a mouse model of human genetic epilepsy. Neurology. 2013. (Impact Factor: 8.312)
  • Ullmann JFP, Keller MD, Watson C, Janke AL, Kurniawan ND, Yang Z, et al. Segmentation of the C57BL/6J mouse cerebellum in magnetic resonance images. Neuroimage. 2012;62(3):1408-14. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2012.05.061. (Impact Factor: 5.895)
  • Pierens GK, Brossi S, Yang Z, Reutens DC, Vegh V. HSQC Spectral Based Similarity Matching of Compounds using Nearest Neighbours and a Fast Discrete Genetic Algorithm. Journal of Cheminformatics. 2012. (Impact Factor: 3.419)
  • Calamante F, Tournier J-D, Kurniawan ND, Yang Z, Gyengesi E, Galloway GJ, et al. Super-resolution track-density imaging studies of mouse brain: Comparison to histology. NeuroImage. 2012;59(1):286-96. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2011.07.014. (Impact Factor: 5.895)
  • Richards K, Watson C, Buckley RF, Kurniawan ND, Yang Z, Keller MD, et al. Segmentation of the mouse hippocampal formation in magnetic resonance images. Neuroimage. 2011;58(3):732-40. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2011.06.025. (Impact Factor: 5.895)
  • Yang Z, Vegh V, Tieng Q, Olsen-Kettle L, Wang D. Haptic interaction of organs based on the spherical harmonic representation. Concepts in Magnetic Resonance Part B: Magnetic Resonance Engineering. 2010;37(2):45-55. (Impact Factor: 0.792)
  • Yang Z, Griffith JF, Leung PC, Lee R. Effect of osteoporosis on morphology and mobility of the lumbar spine. Spine. 2009;34(3):E115-E21. (Impact Factor: 2.078)
  • Yang Z, Lian L, Chen Y. Haptic function evaluation of multi-material part design. Computer-Aided Design. 2005;37(7):727-36. (Impact Factor: 1.234)
  • Yang Z, Chen Y. A reverse engineering method based on haptic volume removing. Computer-Aided Design. 2005;37(1):45-54. (Impact Factor: 1.234)