Welcome! This is Yefeng Zheng (郑冶枫).

I am an R&D Director of Medical AI at Tencent, Shenzhen, China.

Short Biography: Yefeng Zheng received a Ph.D. degree from University of Maryland, College Park, USA, in 2005 with a dissertation on handwritten document image analysis. Before that, he received B.E. and M.E. degrees from the Department of Electronic Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 1998 and 2001, respectively. After graduation, he joined Siemens Corporate Research in Princeton, New Jersey, USA, first as a Research Scientist and later being promoted to a Project Manager and Principal Key Expert. He led a team developing efficient machine learning methods for many challenging problems in medical image analysis. He is now an R&D director at Tencent, Shenzhen, China, leading the company's initiative on Medical AI. His research interests include medical image analysis, document image analysis, deep learning, pattern recognition, and computer vision. He has published 100+ papers on top journals and conferences in the above fields. He invented 70+ patents (granted and pending applications), including a patent on Marginal Space Learning based heart chamber segmentation, which won the Thomas A. Edison Patent Award of New Jersey R&D Council in 2011. He is a major contributor for several other prestigious awards too, including Siemens Top+ Innovation Award in 2010 and the Techno-College Innovation Award of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS) in 2010. As a co-developer of an Asian Optical Character Recognition (OCR) system, he won the National Scientific and Technological Progress Award (2nd class) of China in 2003. He is an elected fellow of American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), a senior member of the IEEE, an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging (impact factor 6.13) since 2018, and was an Associate Editor of IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (impact factor 3.85) 2013-2018.


Aug. 2001 -- Dec. 2005 (Diploma was officially issued in June 2006)

Ph.D. Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park

Research topic: Document Image Analysis and Computer Vision

Academic Advisor: Dr. David Doermann

Sept. 1998 -- July 2001

M.S. Dept. of Electronic Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Research topics: Form Recognition & Processing

Academic Advisor: Prof. Xiaoqing Ding

Sept. 1993 -- July 1998

B.S. Dept. of Electronic Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Working Experience

Jan. 2018 -- Present

R&D Director of Medical AI

Tencent, Shenzhen, China

Aug. 2015 -- Dec. 2017

Senior Key Expert -> Principal Key Expert (Research)

Siemens Healthineers Technology Center, Princeton, New Jersey

Jan. 2006 -- Aug. 2015

Research Scientist -> Project Manager -> Senior Staff Scientist

Siemens Corporate Research, Princeton, New Jersey

Email: yefeng DOT zheng AT gmail DOT com

Last updated: Sept. 13, 2018