Image Display, Enhancement, and Analysis (IDEA) lab at UNC-Chapel Hill was founded by Prof. Dinggang Shen in 2008.

Prof. Shen was a Jeffrey Houpt Distinguished Investigator, and a Professor in the Department of Radiology and BRIC at UNC-Chapel Hill. Before joining UNC as an associate professor in April 2008, he was a tenure-track assistant professor in the University of Pennsylvania since July 2002, and a faculty member in Johns Hopkins University in 2001 and 2002.