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Professor Wu, Ed Xuekui 吳學奎

Title:
Lam Woo Professorship in Biomedical Engineering
Associate Dean, Faculty of Engineering
Professor, Chair of Biomedical Engineering

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Professor Wu, Ed Xuekui 吳學奎

Title:
Lam Woo Professorship in Biomedical Engineering
Associate Dean, Faculty of Engineering
Professor, Chair of Biomedical Engineering

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Also Cited As:
Wu, Ed X
Wu, EX
Wu, Xuekui

Biography

Prof. Ed X. Wu is Chair Professor of Biomedical Engineering and holds Lam Woo Professorship in Biomedical Engineering. He joined the University of Hong Kong Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering in 2003. Before joining HKU, Prof. Wu was an Associate Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering at Columbia University in New York where he led the NMR Microimaging Laboratory and served as a core member of Columbia Integrated Imaging Center. From 1990 to 1998, Prof. Wu was the lead technical member in development of the world first 3D positron emission tomography (PET) system and an ultrahigh field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system at Columbia University. At present, Prof. Wu is the founding Director of the interdisciplinary Laboratory of Biomedical Imaging and Signal Processing, and Research Director of 3T MRI Unit at HKU. He was the Program Director of Medical Engineering Program at HKU Faculty of Engineering from 2009 to 2013. His current research includes biomedical imaging and medical instrumentation, particularly the development of advanced high-field MRI techniques and their applications in preclinical investigation of human brain functions and disease models. Prof. Wu is the recipient of numerous extramural research grants awarded by US National Institutes of Health (NIH), US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), US Department of Interior and Hong Kong Research Grant Council. Prof. Wu presently is the Asia-Pacific Editor of NMR in Biomedicine and an editorial board member of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. He has served in numerous technical and scientific committees in professional societies, funding agencies and international conferences. Prof. Wu is an elected Fellow of International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) in 2013, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) in 2014, and American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) in 2011. He is also a Fellow of UK Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE).  He is the recipient of 2009 Outstanding Researcher Award from HKU and 2012 Croucher Senior Research Fellowship from Croucher Foundation. Prof. Wu is the 2016-2017 President Elect of Overseas Chinese Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (OCSMRM). He is an Honorary Professor at Departments of Medicine, Anatomy and Diagnostic Radiology at HKU Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine.

 
Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
2012-07-01Distinguished Reviewer: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 2012-2013
Research Achievement
2012-07-01Distinguished Reviewer, Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2012-2013
Research Achievement
Hung, SC
Li, LC
2008-01-23Age-related degeneration of lumbar intervertebral discs in rabbits revealed by Deuterium Oxide-assisted MRI: Best General Poster Award, World Forum for Spine Research - the intervertebral disc, first Japanese meeting, Kyoto, Japan, January 23-26, 2008
Research Achievement
2011-07-01Distinguished Reviewer, Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2011-2012
Research Achievement
2013-04-20Magna Cum Laude Award (for presentation “A Surface Diffusion Method for Cortical Mn Administration in MEMRI”): 21st Annual Meeting of International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2013
Research Achievement
2013-04-20Magna Cum Laude Award (for presentation “BOLD fMRI Study of Rat Inferior Colliculus Activated by An Oddball Paradigm”): 21st Annual Meeting of International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2013
Research Achievement
2013-04-20Magna Cum Laude Award (for presentation “In Vivo Diffusion Assessment of Intramyocellular Lipid Droplet Size Changes Associated with High-fat Diet Induced Obesity and Streptozotocin Induced Diabetes”): 21st Annual Meeting of International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2013
Research Achievement
Cheung, MM
Hui, ES
Wu, WT
2008-01-01Comparison of directional diffusion kurtoses and diffusivities in EAE-induced spinal cord. 2008 Proceedings of International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (May 3-9, Toronto), p3328, 2008.
 Best Poster Award: Honorable Mention: Poster Award, 19th Annual Meeting of International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2008
Research Achievement
Gao, PP
FAN, S
Zhang, JW
Cheung, JS
Deng, Y
Sanes, DH
2014-05-10Magna Cum Laude Merit Award - "Subcortical Auditory Information Processing after Bilateral Auditory Cortex Ablation": 2014 Proceedings of International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Milan
Research Achievement
Zhou, IY
Liang, YX
Chan, KC
Cheung, MM
Lau, C
So, KF
2011-05-07Resting-state functional connectivity alterations after corpus callosotomy in rats. 2011 Proceedings of International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (May 7-13, Montreal), p3686, 2011.
Recipient of Poster Award (in functional imaging category): Poster Award, 19th Annual Meeting of International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2011
Research Achievement
2011-07-01Distinguished Reviewer, Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 2011-2012
Research Achievement
2013-04-20Magna Cum Laude Award (for presentation “Change in Tissue Microstructure and Resting-state Functional Connectivity in Hippocampus during Pregnancy”): 21st Annual Meeting of International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2013
Research Achievement
2012-12-14Best Poster Award No. 1 Finalist: OCSMRM & CSMRM Joint Meeting 2012 and ISMRM Workshop, 2012
Research Achievement
2012-07-01Distinguished Reviewer, Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 2012-2013
Research Achievement
2013-04-20Senior Fellow Award: International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM)
Research Achievement
2013-04-20Magna Cum Laude Award (for presentation “Simultaneous SE-BOLD and T2* Measurement by Functional MRS of Water Signal”): 21st Annual Meeting of International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2013
Research Achievement
2012-01-01Diffusion investigation of intramyocellular lipid droplet changes in skeletal muscle under fasting condition; 3%: Summa Cum Laude Award, 20th Annual Meeting of International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2012
Research Achievement
2010-07-01HKU Outstanding Researcher Award, The University of Hong Kong, 2010-2011
Research Achievement
2009-07-01Distinguished Reviewer: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2009-2010
Research Achievement
2012-01-01Croucher Senior Research Fellowship, 2012
Research Achievement
Hui, ES
Helpern, JA
2009-01-01Reduced CSF Contamination in DTI by Additional DWIs with Smaller B-value. Proceedings of the 4th WACBE World Congress on Bioengineering (Hong Kong, July 27-29): Young Investigator Award (by student ES Hui and EX Wu), WACBE World Congress on Bioengineering, 2009, Hong Kong
Research Achievement
2013-07-01Distinguished Reviewer, Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2013-2014
Research Achievement
2012-07-01Distinguished Reviewer: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2012-2013
Research Achievement
2011-07-01Distinguished Reviewer: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 2011-2012
Research Achievement
2013-04-20Magna Cum Laude Award (for presentation “Transcallosal Connectivity Changes in Rodent Visual Cortex Following Monocular Enucleation or Light Deprivation”): 21st Annual Meeting of International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2013
Research Achievement
2013-04-20Magna Cum Laude Award (for presentation “Interhemispheric Connectivity in MEMRI Correlates with Interhemispheric in Resting-state fMRI”): 21st Annual Meeting of International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2013
Research Achievement
Hung, SC
Li, LC
2008-01-01Age-related degeneration of lumbar intervertebral disc in rabbit reveal by deuterium oxide-assisted MRI: Best Poster Award, World Forum for Spine Research - the intervertebral disc, first Japanese meeting, Kyoto, Japan, January 23-26, 2008
Research Achievement
Liu, X
Li, X
Zhou, F
Cui, J
Tsang, A
Hu, Y
2014-05-10Magna Cum Laude Merit Award - "Exploration of Resting State Networks in Human Cervical Spinal Cord": 2014 Proceedings of International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Milan
Research Achievement
2013-04-20Magna Cum Laude Award (for presentation “Spectral Changes in Resting-state fMRI Connectivity Induced by Corpus Callosum Transection”): 21st Annual Meeting of International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2013
Research Achievement
2013-04-20Magna Cum Laude Award (for presentation “Anatomical/Axonal Basis and Plasticity of Resting-state fMRI Connectivity in An Experimental Model of Corpus Callosum Transection”): 21st Annual Meeting of International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2013
Research Achievement
2011-07-01Distinguished Reviewer: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2011-2012
Research Achievement
Mi, S
Hu, B
Hahm, K
Luo, Y
Hui, ESK
Yuan, Q
Wong, WM
Wang, L
Su, H
Chu, H
Guo, J
Zhang, W
So, KF
Pepinsky, B
Shao, Z
Graff, C
Garber, E
Jung, V
Wu, W
2007-07-01'LINGO-1 Antagonist Promotes Spinal Cord Remyelination and Axonal Integrity in MOG-induced Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis' Nature Medicine, 13, 10 (2007): 2007-2008 HKU Best Research Output Prize; Nature Medicine
Research Achievement
2014-01-01Fellow, IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers), 2014 “for contributions to in vivo magnetic resonance imaging methods”: IEEE
Research Achievement
Lu, M
Chan, RW
Liang, YX
Tsang, A
So, KF
2014-05-10Power Poster Presentation & Summa Cum Laude Merit Award - "Restoration of Interhemispheric Resting-state fMRI Connectivity after Partial Corpus Callosotomy via Intrahemispheric Reorganization": 2014 Proceedings of International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Milan
Research Achievement
2013-04-20Summa Cum Laude Award (for presentation “bSSFP fMRI Study of Sound Amplitude Modulation in Inferior Colliculus”): 21st Annual Meeting of International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2013
Research Achievement
Hung, SC
Chan Li, LC
2008-01-01Best Poster Award "Age-related degeneration of lumbar intervertebral discs in rabbits revealed by Deuterium Oxide-assisted MRI": World Forum for Spine Research - the intervertebral disc, first Japanese meeting, Kyoto, Japan, January 23-26, 2008
Research Achievement
2013-04-20Magna Cum Laude Award (for presentation “In Vivo Assessments of Ocular Dynamics, Axonal Transport and Microstructural Integrity in the Visual System upon Neonatal Hypoxic-ischemic Injury”): 21st Annual Meeting of International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2013
Research Achievement
2013-04-20Magna Cum Laude Award (for presentation “Activity-Modulated Interhemispheric Manganese Transfer upon Intracortical Injection”): 21st Annual Meeting of International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2013
Research Achievement
2013-04-20Magna Cum Laude Award (for presentation “Assessment of Degradation of Proteoglycans and Matrix Proteins in Intervertebral Disc Degeneration by Diffusion Weighted MRS”): 21st Annual Meeting of International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2013
Research Achievement
CAO, P
FAN, S
Wang, AM
Xie, VB
Qiao, Z
2014-05-10Young Investigator Award Finalist - "Diffusion Magnetic Resonance Monitors Intramyocellular Lipid Droplet Size In Vivo": 2014 Proceedings of International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Milan
Research Achievement
2012-01-01BOLD fMRI investigation of tonotopic changes in normal and injured auditory systems; 3%: Summa Cum Laude Award, 20th Annual Meeting of International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2012
Research Achievement
2009-07-01Distinguished Reviewer: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 2009-2010
Research Achievement
2010-07-01Distinguished Reviewer: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2010-2011
Research Achievement
2010-01-01Fellow, American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), 2010
Research Achievement
Cao, P
Fan, SJ
Wang, AM
Xie, VB
Qiao, ZW
Brittenham, GM
2015-05-012014 Young Investigator Award Finalist "Diffusion magnetic resonance monitors intramyocellular lipid droplet size in vivo": International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), Toronto
Research Achievement
Leung, TL
Chan, RW
Gao, PP
Cheng, JS
Zhang, JW
Fan, SJ
2015-05-01Summa Cum Laude Merit Award "Frequency Specific Optogenetic Recruitment of Evoked Responses in the Somatosensory Thalamocortical Circuit": International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), Toronto
Research Achievement
Chan, RW
Leong, TL
Cheng, JS
Gao, PP
Fan, SJ
2015-05-01Summa Cum Laude Merit Award "Intrahippocampal and Hippocampal-Cortical Interactions Driven by Frequency Specific Optogenetic Stimulation": International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), Toronto
Research Achievement
WANG, AM
2016-05-01Detection of Alterations in Intramyocellular Lipid and Creatine Diffusivities during Muscle Ischemia by Diffusion Weighted MRS: 2016 Proceedings of International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
Research Achievement
Professional Societies
Term PeriodPositionProfessional Societies
PresentFellowInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers(IEEE)
PresentFellowInternational Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM)
PresentFellowAmerican Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE)
1985-2002MemberAmerican Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM)
PresentFellowHong Kong Institute of Engineers (HKIE)
PresentFellowInstitute of Engineering and Techology (IET)
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Area of Expertise:
Area of Expertise (EN)Area of Expertise (ZH)
Medical imaging system instrumentation醫學影像系統設計和開發
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)核磁共振成像(MRI)
Biomedical imaging醫學圖像
Biomedical engineering生物醫學工程
Spoken Languages:
Spoken Language(s) (EN)Spoken Language(s) (ZH)
English, Putonghua英語、普通話
Written Languages:
Written Language(s) (EN)Written Language(s) (ZH)
English英文
Chinese, English中文、英文
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