My trans-Pacific and trans-Atlantic Academic Journey (March 5, 2021)

Dr.Wei-Ning Lee

Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Biomedical Engineering Programme, The University of Hong Kong


Distinguished Scholar Sharing Series:

In the 21st century, PhD students face unprecedented challenges and fierce competitions in landing on dream academic or industrial positions. In addition to shared qualities that lead to a PhD degree, every PhD student has their unique strengths academically and personally.

In this regard, instead of giving practical tips that can be era- and region-dependent and outdated in this rapidly changing world, I will share my decision-making processes and how my master, doctoral and postdoctoral trainings in three different continents shaped me and equipped me to an academic career in the Asia’s world city. As I prefer interactions, my brief sharing will be followed by a fireside chat.

About the Speaker

Dr. Wei-Ning Lee received her B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from National Taiwan University, Taipei and her Ph.D. degree in biomedical engineering from Columbia University, New York. She subsequently worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Institut Langevin in ESPCI ParisTech in Paris for 2.5 years. She then joined as an assistant professor with the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at The University of Hong Kong and is now associate professor with tenure. She won a New Investigator Award at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) Annual Convention in 2009 and an Early Career Award from the Hong Kong Research Grands Council in 2013.

Her current research interests focus on functional ultrafast ultrasound imaging methods to investigate microstructure, mechanics, and hemodynamics of cardiovascular and musculoskeletal tissues. She is an IEEE member and currently serves on the International Advisory Board of Physics in Medicine and Biology and the Advisory Editorial Board of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology.


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