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Assistant Professor of Radiology - UNC Imaging Analysis Group Co-Director Radiological Sciences Faculty Development


Doctorate: Nanjing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics
(Nanjing, China)
Post-doctorate: University of North Carolina  (Chapel Hill, NC)

Dr. Liu’s major research interest lies in MRI/PET and the applications to computer-aided brain disease analysis. She has made vital contributions to advancing innovative machine-learning technologies for automated brain disease analysis by developing novel algorithms for studying pathological changes in the human brain. Her current research focuses on the clinical applications of these technical innovations, as well as the development of cutting-edge technologies for neuroimage analysis. In particular, Dr. Liu has developed various unique machine-learning and deep-learning frameworks for the automated diagnosis and prognosis of Alzheimer’s disease and MCI, providing fundamentally essential insights into brain neurodegenerative patterns of the human brain. Current efforts are being directed to extending these works to incorporate information from different imaging modalities (e.g., MRI and PET), and applying the resulting novel analysis paradigms to a number of important clinical studies, including Alzheimer’s disease, MCI, and autism, for prognosis and diagnosis purposes.

Because of her excellent research work, Dr. Liu was awarded the Young Scientist Award (Honorable Mention) from the MICCAI Society, the Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Nomination Award from the Chinese Association for Artificial Intelligence, and the Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award from the Computer Society of Jiangsu Province, China.



To view a list of Dr. Liu’s publications, click here.

Mingxia Liu headshot