Pingkun Yan


Dr. Pingkun Yan is the P.K. Lashmet Career Development Chair Associate Professor at the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). Before joining RPI, he was a Senior Scientist of Philips Research working at the clinical site at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). His research focuses on translational medical imaging informatics and image-guided intervention using artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques through close collaboration with clinicians.

Dr. Yan has published over 80 peer-reviewed articles in well-recognized journals including Nature Communications, PNAS, Medical Image Analysis, IEEE T-MI, IEEE T-CSVT, IEEE T-BME, IEEE T-ITB, Medical Physics, and top international conferences including MICCAI, ICCV, CVPR, and ISBI. His publications have been cited more than 7,700 times. His research work has also resulted in 10+ patent filings and issued patents.

Dr. Yan is a recipient of the NSF CAREER award and NIBIB Trailblazer award. He received the MICCAI Best Paper Award in 2005 for his work on segmenting blood vessels from magnetic resonance angiography by modeling the capillary action. In 2008, he was recognized as one of the four finalists of the Innovation in Industry Award by the New York Academy of Sciences, which stood out from 120 nominees across the state of New York, for his contribution to prostate cancer diagnosis.

He is currently serving as an associate editor of multiple international journals, including Machine Vision and Applications (Springer) and Neurocomputing (Elsevier). He co-organized 6 international workshops and 4 international journal special issues and has served as a program committee member for more than 50 international conferences. He is also a regular reviewer of a large number of international journals and conferences. Dr. Yan is a senior member of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Education & Training
  • B.S., University of Science and Technology of China, 2001
  • Ph.D., National University of Singapore, 2006


Primary Research Focus
Image guided interventions; medical image computing; AI/ML


The following is a selection of recent publications in Scopus. Pingkun Yan has 183 indexed publications in the subjects of Computer Science, Medicine, Engineering.

Xinrui Song, Xuanang Xu, Sheng Xu, Baris Turkbey, Thomas Sanford, Bradford J. Wood, Pingkun Yan
Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE
, 12464
, 2023
Xuanang Xu, Hannah H. Deng, Jamie Gateno, Pingkun Yan
IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
, 2023
Hengtao Guo, Hanqing Chao, Sheng Xu, Bradford J. Wood, Jing Wang, Pingkun Yan
IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering
, 70
, 2023
, pp.970-979
Jiajin Zhang, Hanqing Chao, Pingkun Yan
IEEE Transactions on Image Processing
, 32
, 2023
, pp.1272-1284
Nathan Lampen, Haoyun Su, Deva D. Chan, Pingkun Yan
Journal of Orthopaedic Research
, 41
, 2023
, pp.72-83
H. H. Deng, Q. Liu, A. Chen, T. Kuang, P. Yuan, J. Gateno, D. Kim, J. C. Barber, K. G. Xiong, P. Yu, K. J. Gu, X. Xu, P. Yan, D. Shen, J. J. Xia
International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
, 52
, 2023
, pp.793-800
Ge Wang, Andreu Badal, Xun Jia, Jonathan S. Maltz, Klaus Mueller, Kyle J. Myers, Chuang Niu, Michael Vannier, Pingkun Yan, Zhou Yu, Rongping Zeng
Nature Machine Intelligence
, 4
, 2022
, pp.922-929
Xinrui Song, Hanqing Chao, Xuanang Xu, Hengtao Guo, Sheng Xu, Baris Turkbey, Bradford J. Wood, Thomas Sanford, Ge Wang, Pingkun Yan
Medical Image Analysis
, 82
, 2022
Yuanyuan Gao, Hanqing Chao, Lora Cavuoto, Pingkun Yan, Uwe Kruger, Jack E. Norfleet, Basiel A. Makled, Steven Schwaitzberg, Suvranu De, Xavier Intes
, 9
, 2022
Diego Machado-Reyes, Mansu Kim, Hanqing Chao, Li Shen, Pingkun Yan
Proceedings of the 13th ACM International Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and Health Informatics, BCB 2022
, 2022

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