Rui Zheng, Assistant Professor

Rui Zheng, Assistant Professor

Tel:  (021) 20684452
Office: Room 2-302G, SIST Building
Major: EE
Education: Ph.D., University of Alberta, Canada


  • Medical signal and image processing

  • Ultrasound modeling imaging based on deep learning methods

  • AI medical diagnosis and information analysis

  • Inverse theory on biomedical ultrasound application

  • Development of integrated mobile ultrasound system


Rui Zheng is currently the SMIRC Director.

Dr. Rui Zheng received her bachelor and master degree from Department of Engineering Physics in Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 2000 and 2002 respectively. She received her PhD degree in Physics and Biomedical engineering from University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada in 2011. Between May, 2012 and April 2013, she was a postdoctoral fellow in Laboratory of Mechanics and Acoustics–CNRS, Marseille, France. In 2013-2017, she worked as research associate in Department of surgery, University of Alberta and Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, Alberta Health Services, Alberta, Canada. In March of 2018, she joined in the School of Information Science and Technology in Shanghai Tech University as a tenure track assistant professor, PI.


  1. Tianyang Zhang, Jun Cheng, Huazhu Fu, Zaiwang Gu, Yuting Xiao, Kang Zhou, Shenghua Gao, Rui Zheng, Jiang Liu, “Noise Adaptation Generative Adversarial Network for Medical Image Analysis”, IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, vol. PP, no. 99, p. 1, 2019.

  2. Zhang Haiyan, Zhang Jiayan, Fan Guopeng, Zhang Hui, Zhu Wenfa, Zhu Qi, Zheng Rui, “The Auto-Correlation of Ultrasonic Lamb Wave Phased Array Data for Damage Detection”, METALS, vol. 9, no. 6, 2019.

  3. Ta, D., Li, Y., Li, B., Zheng, R., and Le, L. H., “Cancellous bone characterization using ultrasonic backscatter parametric imaging”, the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol. 144, no. 3, pp. 1822-1822, 2018.

  4. Zheng, R., Hill, D., Hedden, D., Mahood, J., Moreau, M., Southon, S., and Lou, E., “Factors influencing spinal curvature measurements on ultrasound images for children with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS)”, PloS one, vol. 13, no. 6, e0198792, 2018.

  5. Zheng, R., Hill, D., Hedden, D., Moreau, M., Southon, S., & Lou, E., “Assessment of curve progression on children with idiopathic scoliosis using ultrasound imaging method”, European Spine Journal, pp. 1-6, 2018.

  6. Zheng, R., Hill, D., Hedden, D., Moreau, M., Le, L. H., Raso, J., & Lou, E., “Assessment of curve flexibility on scoliotic surgical candidates using ultrasound imaging method”, Ultrasound in medicine & biology, vol. 43, no. 5, pp. 934-942, 2017.

  7. Zheng, R., Young, M., Hill, D., Le, L. H., Hedden, D., Moreau, M., ... & Lou, E., “Improvement on the accuracy and reliability of ultrasound coronal curvature measurement on adolescent idiopathic scoliosis with the aid of previous radiographs”, Spine, vol. 41, 5, pp. 404-411, 2016.

  8. Zheng, R., Le, L. H., Sacchi, M. D., & Lou, E., “Imaging internal structure of long bones using wave scattering theory”, Ultrasound in medicine & biology, vol. 41, no. 11, pp. 2955-2965, 2015.

  9. Zheng, R., Chan, A. C., Chen, W., Hill, D. L., Le, L. H., Hedden, D., ... & Lou, E., “Intra-and inter-rater reliability of coronal curvature measurement for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis using ultrasonic imaging method—a pilot study”, Spine deformity, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 151-158, 2015.

  10. Zheng, R., Le, L. H., Hill, D., & Lou, E., “Estimation of bone quality on scoliotic subjects using ultrasound reflection imaging method-a preliminary study”, in Proceedings of Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS), 2015 IEEE International, pp. 1-4, October 2015.

  11. Zheng, R., Le, L. H., Sacchi, M. D., & Lou, E., “Broadband ultrasound attenuation measurement of long bone using peak frequency of the echoes”, IEEE transactions on ultrasonics, ferroelectrics, and frequency control, vol .56, no. 2, pp. 396-399, 2009.

  12. Zheng, R., Le, L. H., Sacchi, M. D., Ta, D., & Lou, E.,”Spectral ratio method to estimate broadband ultrasound attenuation of cortical bones in vitro using multiple reflections”, Physics in Medicine & Biology, vol. 52, no. 19, pp. 5855, 2007.