Shan Tong, Ph.D.

Shan Tong, Ph.D.

  • Senior Fellow
UW Campus Box 357987


Shan Tong received the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2008.

Dr. Tong’s research interests include:

  • integrative system approaches to biomedical imaging, image reconstruction and analysis;
  • signal estimation and processing;
  • biological modeling;
  • objective image quality assessment.

Her research concentrates on the systematic integration and analysis of quantitative bio-modeling and in vivo observations of the biological/physiological phenomena. With the assistance of biological modeling, signal processing and estimation techniques, complex system theories are applied to analyze medical imaging data, which aims for a better understanding of the physiological and pathological mechanisms and their implications for disease diagnosis and treatment.


Major research works include system modeling and image quality assessment in PET reconstruction, tracer-kinetics-guided dynamic PET reconstruction, and cardiac motion and deformation recovery.


Dr. Tong has been recognized by the IBM Ph.D. Fellowship (winner in 2005-2006 and 2007-2008, finalist in 2006-2007) for her work on medical image analysis and reconstruction.