Jing Li Appointed to Harold E. Smalley Professorship

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Professor Jing Li has been appointed to a Harold E. Smalley Professorship in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering. The Harold A. Smalley Professorship was created to enhance the Stewart School’s ability to attract and retain eminent teacher-scholars to this position of academic leadership in the field of health systems.

Li’s research develops statistical machine learning algorithms for modeling and inference of complex-structured datasets with high dimensionality (e.g., 3D/4D images), multi-modality, and heterogeneity. The objectives of these methodological developments are to provide capacities for monitoring, diagnosis, and prediction and prognosis.

The application domains for her research mainly include health and medicine, focusing on medical image data analytics, as well as the fusion of images, genomics, and clinical records for personalized and precision medicine. Her research outcomes support clinical decision making for diagnosis, prognosis, and telemedicine for various conditions affecting the brain: brain cancer, post-traumatic headaches and migraines, traumatic brain injury, and Alzheimer’s disease. 

“This appointment is a great honor and will facilitate broadening my research collaboration, advancing scholarly contribution, and making use-inspired impacts in health and medicine,” said Li.

Li’s research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense, and others. She is currently an editor for IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering and an associate editor for IISE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering. She holds one patent and has two patents pending.


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  • Created By: goberst3
  • Created: 06/29/2021
  • Modified By: Shelley Wunder-Smith
  • Modified: 07/29/2021


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