Qiang Cheng received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in mathematics, applied mathematics, and computer science from Peking University, China, and the Ph.D. degree from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Currently he is an Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. From May to August 2005, he was an AFOSR Faculty Fellow at the Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson, OH, USA. From August 2005 to June 2007, he was a Senior Researcher/Research Scientist at Siemens Medical Solutions, Siemens Corporate Research, Siemens Corp., Princeton, NJ, USA. His research interests include pattern recognition, machine learning theory, signal and image processing, and their applications to medicine and healthcare. He was the recipient of various awards and privileges, including Outstanding Leadership Award, the 12th IEEE Int. Conf. Computational Science and Engineering (CSE-09) and IEEE Int. Conf. Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing (EUC-09), Vancouver, Canada, in September 2009, the Achievement Awards from Siemens Corp. in 2006, the University Research/Enhancement Awards from Wayne State University in 2003, 2004, and 2005, the Invention Achievement Award from the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, in 2001, a University Fellowship at UIUC from 1997 to 1998, a Guanghua University Fellowship at Peking University, China, from 1995 to 1996, the Antai Award for Academic Excellence from Peking University, China, in 1995, and other awards and scholarships. He was a Chair, Cochair, or Technical Program Committee Cochair for a number of international conferences or workshops. He has a number of international (USA, Germany, and China) patents issued or filed with the IBM T.J. Watson Research Laboratory, Yorktown Heights, NY, USA; Siemens Medical, Princeton, NJ, USA; and Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
Biography Updated on 11 June 2013