Dr. Lei Bi

Project 1: Deep neural networks for omni-modality MSK image analysis
Project 2: Advanced 3D visualization of MSK imaging

Dr Lei Bi received his PhD in October 2018 from the University of Sydney and his PhD contribution is on using artificial intelligence (AI) for medical imaging analysis. As an early career researcher, he has published >40 articles and total number of citations >1100. His AI based algorithm were in the finalist for the 2017 Skin Lesion Analysis Challenge and the 2017 Liver Cancer Segmentation Challenge. He won the 2015 Computational Methods for Molecular Imaging (CMMI) conference best paper award for using AI for automated segmentation of Positron Emission Tomography – Computed Tomography (PET-CT) images. He has developed a complete end-to-end AI based medical image analysis software for in use in medical image interpretation exam. The software has been licensed to the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) for examination of surgeons for more than five years. He was appointed as a research fellow at the Australian Research Council Training Centre for Innovative BioEngineering (ARCTCIBE) after his PhD, focused on developing AI algorithms to analyse musculoskeletal images. By leveraging the multi-disciplinary environment at the ARCTCIBE, his research outcomes have been instrumental in expanding the partnership to include with further industry funding to the project (total >AUD500K) such as from Nvidia Corp., Stryker Corp., and ThinkSurgical Inc., and new clinical partners including Royal North Shore Hospital and St Vincent Hospital who are willing to share data (have collected >100 patients’ data) and evaluate / trial the developed AI algorithms.

Dr. Duy Nhan Truong

Project 1: Implantable biosensors to monitor and stimulate tissue regeneration
Project 2: Smart dressings to diagnose, stimulate and monitor musculoskeletal tissue

Dr. Truong received his Ph.D. degree in biomedical engineering from The University of Sydney, in 2020. He has been working in the field of data science and electronics design for health informatics for more than five years. He is currently a Postdoctoral Research Assistant with the ARC Training Centre for Innovative BioEngineering. His current research interests include electromagnetic signals, medical devices, signal processing and deep learning in biomedical applications.


Dr. Zufu Lu

Project 1: Bioactive ceramic coatings with antimicrobial properties to increase orthopaedic implant longevity

Dr. Lu was awarded his PhD degree 11 years ago in stem cell and tissue engineering from the highly ranked VU University Amsterdam. He has since been a full-time researcher at the University of Sydney. Over the last ten years, his cutting-edge original research in stem cell technology and regenerative medicine has significantly advanced the understanding of the vital roles of tissue microenvironments (e.g. bioactive soluble factors, cells, substrates) in controlling stem-cell differentiation and trophic factor release. His research has identified novel and innovative strategies, including the use of smart biomaterials and pharmaceutical molecules to modulate stem-cell fates for better bone regeneration outcomes, especially for the elderly.

He has won more than $500,000 project/fellowship grants as first CI. In addition, his recent collaborative work with Prof. Guocheng Wang on a project “Optimisation of the key properties of orthopaedic implant” was funded by Shenzhen International Science and Technology Cooperation Funding, China. (~A$100,000, 2019–21, CI). He has regularly published articles in high impact journals in the field of regenerative medicine: 50 in total, 43 original papers [15 first author (4 corresponding author), 2 reviews and 4 book chapters (2 first author, 1 senior author), and 1 editorial (first and corresponding author), 1730 citations in total, and a H-index of 24 (Scopus). He has maintained an average citation count for my referred publications of 30 per publication. These publications are his initiative in developing research questions and producing novel findings to advance knowledge and demonstrated my excellent ability to work collaboratively with the scientists from other fields. Most of his publications are in high-ranking journals (within Q1 quartile) covering the disciplines of stem cell biotechnology, biomaterials, and biomedical engineering.

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Level 4, J07
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
University of Sydney
Darlington NSW 2008