Journal of Medical Informatics and Decision Making

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Medical Informatics and Decision Making-Medical image processing-Yudong Zhang


Guest Professor,
Kyushu Institute of Technology,


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Yudong Zhang


Nanjing Normal University,
1 Wenyuan, Nanjing,
Jiangsu 210023,

Research Interests:

  • Medical image processing
  • Computer vision
  • Machine learning
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Swarm intelligence


  • Prof. Dr. Yudong Zhang received a B.S. and a M.S. from Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics in 2004 and 2007. 
  • He received his Ph.D. degree in Signal and Information Processing from Southeast University (rank 364 in US News Best Global Universities) in 2010. 
  • From 2010 to 2012, he worked at Columbia University as a postdoc under supervision of Prof. Zhengchao Dong. 
  • From 2012 to 2013, he worked as a research scientist at Columbia University and New York State Psychiatric Institute under supervision of Prof. Zhengchao Dong. 
  • At present, he is a full professor and doctoral advisor at School of computer science and technology at Nanjing Normal University. 
  • He also serves as the academic leader of -Jiangsu key laboratory of 3D printing equipment and manufacturing. 
  • His research interests focus on computer-aided diagnosis and biomedical image processing.
  • In 2014, Dr. Zhang and his team validated a neurobiological subtype of autism spectrum disorder by the MRSI. The paper was reported by Reuters, News Daily, etc. Dr. Zhang was included in “2014 & 2015 Most Cited Chinese Researchers (Computer Science)” released by Elsevier. 
  • His eleven papers were included in “ESI Highly Cited Papers”. 
  • He is the senior member of “Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)“. 
  • He is the member of “The Hundred Talents Program of Nanjing Normal University”. He is the director of Computer Application Federation of China Instrument and Control Society (CACIS).
  • He is the author and co-author of over 110 SCI-indexed papers. Besides, he is the author of 12 EI-indexed papers. 
  • He authored one academic monograph, and coauthored 10 book chapters (IEEE, Springer, Taylor & Francis, CRC). Till Dec/2016, his papers were cited 3887 times with h-index of 37 in Google Scholar, and were cited 1394 times with h-index of 24 in Web of Science Core Collection.88 He holds 6 patents, and 18 software copyrights.

Academic Appointments:

  • Dr. Zhang is now the editor of Scientific Reports (IF: 5.228), Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease (IF: 3.92), Plos ONE (IF: 3.057), Neurocomputing (IF: 2.392) , IEEE Access (IF: 1.249), SpringerPlus (IF: 0.982), Journal of Medical Imaging and Health Informatics (IF: 0.877), “Journal of Computer Information Systems (IF: 0.764), Scientia Iranica (IF: 0.679), Technology and Health Care (IF: 0.678), Fundamenta Informaticae (IF: 0.658) , Maejo International Journal of Science and Technology (IF: 0.329).
  • In the past, he served as the guest editor-in-chief of Frontiers in bioscience-Landmark (IF: 2.484), CNS & Neurological Disorders – Drug Targets (IF: 2.188), Sensors (IF: 2.033), Multimedia Tools and Applications (IF: 1.331), Mathematical Problems in Engineering (IF: 0.644), and SIMULATION: Transactions of The Society for Modeling and Simulation International (IF: 0.640). He served as the section editor of Neural Network World (IF: 0.562).
  • Dr. Zhang was the chair of “2014 2nd International Conference on Computer Software, Data Handling and Applications (CSDHA 2014)”.
  • He was the honorary chair of “2013 International Conference on Systems Control, Simulation and Modeling (ICSCSM'13)”. He was the program chair of “2012 International Conference of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (ICEE2012)”.
  • He was the TPC of the conferences including Asia-Pacific Computer Science and Application Conference (CSAC 2014), Shanghai, China,
  • Shanghai, China, The 2nd Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Data Mining, Suzhou, China, 4th International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communication and Control (ICAC3 2015), India , “Science and Information Conference 2015, London, England, and The International Workshop on Big Data and Smart Sustainable Society, Liverpool, UK. He was included in Chinese Who’s Who.
  • He served as the PI or co-PI of NSFC & NIH Foundations.