Fan Lam
Fan Lam
Assistant Professor
(217) 300-3713
4061 Beckman Institute

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Education

  • Ph. D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2015
  • M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011
  • B.S., Biomedical Engineering, Tsinghua University, 2008

Academic Positions

  • Affiliated faculty of Carle-Illinois College of Medicine, 03/2020 - Present, 0%
  • Affiliated faculty of the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, 10/2020 - Present, 0%
  • Affiliated faculty of Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, 08/2018 - Present, 0%
  • Affiliated faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 10/2018 - Present, 0%
  • Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, 08/2018 - Present, 100%

Professional Highlights

  • Media spotlight: https://news.illinois.edu/view/6367/1270177964
  • Media spotlight: https://bioengineering.illinois.edu/news/article/MRI-image-reconstruction#:~:text=Bioengineering%20professors%20Fan%20Lam%20and,measuring%20signals%20in%20the%20brain.
  • Media spotlight: https://bioengineering.illinois.edu/news/24285
  • Media spotlight: https://beckman.illinois.edu/about/news/article/2020/12/10/computational-method-provides-faster-high-resolution-mass-spectrometry-imaging
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellence, Fall 2019, Fall 2021
  • Elevation to IEEE Senior Member Grade
  • NIH NIGMS MIRA Award
  • NIH NIBIB Trailblazer Award
  • NSF CAREER Award

Research Interests

  • Neuroimaging technologies and applications
  • Computational imaging and machine learning
  • Multimodal biochemical imaging
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Biomedical imaging

Research Areas

Research Topics

  • Bioimaging at Multi-Scale
  • Computational and Systems Biology

Selected Articles in Journals

Articles in Conference Proceedings

  • X. Ye, Z. Wang, F. Lam, Improved nuisance signal removal for 1H-MRSI using a low-rank plus sparse model with learned subspaces, In Proc. of Annual Meeting of ISMRM, 2022, p. 4315.
  • F. Lam, Y. Li, Y. Zhao, J. Haldar, Improving lipid suppression for 1H-MRSI using region-optimized virtual coils, In Proc. of Annual Meeting of ISMRM, 2022, p. 2621.
  • Z. Wang, Y. Li, F. Lam, High-Resolution brain metabolite T2 mapping using optimized multi-TE MRSI, In Proc. of Annual Meeting of ISMRM, 2022, p. 4998.
  • Z. Wang, F. Lam, Fast volumetric diffusion-weighted MRSI: improved acquisition and data processing, In Proc. of Annual Meeting of ISMRM, 2022, p. 3524.
  • R. Zhao, Z. Wang, F. Lam, Generative image prior constrained subspace reconstruction for high-resolution MRSI, In Proc. of Annual Meeting of ISMRM, 2022, p. 3500.
  • Y. Li, L. Ruhm, A. Henning, F. Lam, LeaRning nonlineAr representatIon and projectIon for faSt constrained MRSI rEconstruction (RAIISE), In Proc. of Annual Meeting of ISMRM, 2022, p. 4808.
  • Y. Li, Z. Wang, F. Lam, High-SNR J-Resolved MRSI by jointly learning nonlinear representation and projection, In Proc. of Annual Meeting of ISMRM, 2022, p. 2206.
  • Z. Wang, F. Lam, High resolution volumetric diffusion-weighted MRSI using a subspace approach, In Proc. of Annual Meeting of International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2021, p. 37.
  • F. Lam, H. Hetherington, J. Pan, Rapid MRSI of the brain on 7T using subspace-based processing, In Proc. of Annual Meeting of International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2021, p. 2206.
  • Z. Wang, Y. Li, F. Lam, Optimized subspace-based J-resolved MRSI for simultaneous metabolite and neurotransmitter mapping, In Proc. of Annual Meeting of International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2021, p. 72.
  • Y. Li, Z. Wang, F. Lam, SNR-enhancing reconstruction for multi-TE MRSI using a learned nonlinear low-dimensional model, In Proc. of Annual Meeting of International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2021, p. 1998.
  • Z. Wang, F. Lam, B0 inhomogeneity corrected reconstruction for low-resolution J-resolved MRSI using low-rank and spatial constraints, In Proc. of Annual Meeting of International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2020, p. 2911.
  • Y. Li, Z. Wang, F. Lam, Separation of metabolites and macromolecules for short-TE 1H-MRSI using learned nonlinear models, In Proc. of Annual Meeting of International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2020, p. 2854.
  • R.-J. Ho, F. Lam, High-resolution 3D spin-echo MRSI using interleaved water navigators, sparse sampling and subspace-based processing, In Proc. of IEEE-EMBC, 2020, pp. 1465-1468.
  • Y. Li, Z. Wang, F. Lam, Separation of metabolite and macromolecule signals for 1H-MRSI using learned nonlinear models, In Proc. of IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI), 2020, pp. 1725-1728.
  • Y. Li, X. Peng, F. Lam, Learning nonlinear low-dimensional models for MR spectroscopic imaging using neural networks, In Proc. of ISMRM, 2019, p. 0947.

Patents

  • K. C. Li, G. E. Robinson, Z.-P. Liang, F. Lam, S. K. Silverman, Magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging of brain DNA methylation, US Provisional Patent.
  • F. Lam, J. V. Sweedler, Y. Xie, Subspace approach to accelerate Fourier transform mass spectrometry imaging, US Provisional Patent.

Journal Editorships

  • Review Editor, Frontiers in Physics
  • Associate Editor, Medical Physics
  • Special Topic Editor, Frontiers in Neuroscience, Emerging In Vivo Brain Mapping Technologies for Neuroscience Research
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging

Conferences Organized or Chaired

  • ISMRM Annual Meeting, Member Initiated Symposium Organizer (ISMRM 2018)
  • ISMRM Annual Meeting Program Committee (ISMRM 2018, Junior Fellow Observer)

Professional Societies

  • Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM)
  • IEEE
  • International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM)

Service on Department Committees

  • Master of Science in Biomedical Image Computing Program, Faculty Co-Director

Other Outside Service

  • Journal reviewer for Science Advances, Analytical Chemistry
  • Journal reviewer for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, NMR in Biomedicine, NeuroImage, Medical Image Analysis
  • Journal reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, Proceedings of the IEEE, IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, Signal Processing Letters

Teaching Honors

  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent (Fall 2021)
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent (Fall 2019)

Research Honors

  • ISMRM Magna Cum Laude Abstract Award (as senior author) (2022)
  • ISMRM Magna Cum Laude Abstract Award (as senior author) (2021)
  • ISMRM Summa Cum Laude Abstract Award (as senior author) (2021)
  • NIH-NIGMS Maximizing Investigators' Research Award (MIRA R35) (2021)
  • NIH-NIBIB Trailblazer Award (2020)
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2020)
  • Junior Fellow of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (2017)
  • Best Student Paper Award, IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (2015)
  • Robert T. Chien Memorial Award, ECE, University of Illinois (2015)
  • Beckman Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship (2015)

Public Service Honors

  • Distinguish Reviewer Award, Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (2022)
  • Distinguished Reviewer Award, IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging (2020)
  • Distinguish Reviewer Awards, Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (2015-2019)

Other Honors

  • IEEE Senior Membership (2021 )

Recent Courses Taught

  • BIOE 205 - Signals & Systems in Bioengrg
  • BIOE 483 - Biomed Computed Imaging System
  • BIOE 486 - Appl Deep Learn Biomed Imaging
  • BIOE 504 - Analytical Methods in Bioeng