Yasheng Chen, D. Sc.

Assistant Professor of Neurology




  • BS Biomedical Engineering: Tianjin Univ., Tianjin, P.R. China (1993)
  • MS Biophysics: Inst. Of Biophysics, Academia Sinica, P.R. China (1996)
  • MS Electrical Engineering: Washington University in St. Louis, MO (2002)
  • DSc Biomedical Engineering: Washington University in St. Louis, MO (2002)

Research Interests

Multimodality neuroimage analysis: segmentation, registration and regression, MR/PET imaging, diffusion, perfusion and oxygenation imaging.

Statistical inference and large data analysis: quantifying cross sectional and longitudinal brain structural and functional changes in neurological diseases and brain development, machine learning techniques for neuroimage based classification and prediction.

Biomedical computing: brain tissue deformation analysis with finite element modeling and biphasic brain tissue modeling.


Chen Y and An H. Attenuation Correction of PET/MR Imaging Magn Reson Imaging. Clin N Am. 2017

Chen Y, Dhar R, Heitsch L, Ford A, Fernandez-Cadenas I, Carrera C, Montaner J, Lin W, Shen D, An H, Lee JM. Automated quantification of cerebral edema following hemispheric infarction: Application of a machine-learning algorithm to evaluate CSF shifts on serial head CTs. Neuroimage Clin. 2016; 12: 673–680.

Chen Y, Juttukonda M, Su Y, Benzinger T, Rubin BG, Lee YZ, Lin W, Shen D, Lalush D, and An H. Probabilistic Air Segmentation and Sparse Regression estimated pseudo CT for PET/MR attenuation correction. Radiology. 2014 Dec 17:140810.

Chen Y,  An H, Shen D, Zhu H, Lin W. Tailor the Longitudinal Anaysis for NIH Longitudinal Normal Brain Developmental Study. IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging. 2014

Chen Y, Zhu H, An H, Armao D, Shen D, Gilmore J, Lin W. More insights into early brain development through statistical analyses of eigen-structural elements of diffusion tensor imaging using multivariate adaptive regression splines. Brain Struct Funct. 2014 Mar; 219(2):551-69.

Chen Y, Fan Z, Ji S, Muenzer J, An H and Lin W. Patient-specific biomechanical modeling of ventricular enlargement in hydrocephalus from longitudinal magnetic resonance imaging. MICCAI 2013. Nagoya, Japan, Sep. 22-26, 2013.

Chen Y, An H, Zhu H, Jewells V, Armao D, Shen D, Gilmore J and Lin W. Longitudinal regression analysis of spatial-temporal growth patterns of geometrical diffusion measures in early postnatal brain development using diffusion tensor imaging. Neuroimage. 2011 Oct 15;58(4):993-1005.

Chen Y, Ji S, Wu X, An H, Zhu H, Shen D and Lin W. Simulation of Brain Mass Effect with an Arbitrary Lagrangian and Eulerian FEM. Med Image Comput Comput Assist Interv. 2010.

Chen Y, An H, Zhu H, Stone T, Smith JK, Hall C, Bullitt E, Shen D, Lin W. White matter abnormalities revealed by diffusion tensor imaging in non-demented and demented HIV+ patients. Neuroimage. 2009 Oct 1;47(4):1154-62.

Chen Y, Zhu H, Shen D, An H, Gilmore J, Lin W. Mapping growth patterns and genetic influences on early brain development in twins. Med Image Comput Comput Assist Interv. 2009;12(Pt 2):232-9.