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Prof. Yu Cao, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Senior Member, IEEE
Department of Computer Science

The University of Massachusetts Lowell

198 Riverside St.

Lowell, Massachusetts  01854

Contact:
Office: Room 213, Olsen Hall
Email: ycao at cs dot uml dot edu (replace at with @, dot with .)
Phone: (978)934-3628
Fax: (978)934-3551

 

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[Service] 02/2014: Please considering submitting original research papers to 22nd ACM International Conference n Multimedia (ACM MultiMedia 2014), which is worldwide premier conference and a key world event to display scientific achievements and innovative industrial products in multimedia computing. I am serving as PC member for this conference.

[Service] 02/2014: Please considering submitting original research papers to The IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia (ISM2014), which is one of the premium international conferences in the area of multimedia computing. I am serving as publicity Co-Chair for this conference..

[Service] 01/2014: Please considering submitting original research papers to IEEE/ASE Conference series on Big Data Science and Computing ((BigDataScience 2014)), which is the premier international forum for research on advancing the core scientific and technological means of managing, analyzing, visualizing, and extracting useful information from large, diverse, distributed and heterogeneous data sets.. I am serving as publicity Co-Chair for this conference..

[Publications] 09/2013: Paper "Increase trend of correlation and phase synchrony of microwire iEEG before macroseizure onset " accepted by International Journal of Cognitive Neurodynamics, by Springer (Impact Factor: 1.985)

[Publications] 09/2013: Paper "PIR: A Domain Specific Language for Multimedia Retrieval" accepted by IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia (ISM2013), Anaheim, California, USA, 2013

[Publications] 08/2013: Paper "Identify the Reference Signal of Scalp EEG Recording" accepted by The Sixth International Conference on Advanced Computational Intelligence (ICACI2013), Hangzhou, China, 2013.

[Publications] 07/2013: Paper "A Data Analysis Driven Streaming Framework for Body Sensor Area Networks" accepted by The 8th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Body Area Networks (BodyNets 2013), Boston, Massachusetts, U.S, 2013.

[Service] 01/2013: Please considering submitting original research papers to The IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia (ISM2013), which is one of the premium international conferences in the area of multimedia computing. I am serving as publicity Co-Chair for this conference.

[Professional Development] 12/2012: Dr. Cao has been named IEEE Senior Member. This honor was given to only 8% of IEEE membership of approximately 416,000 worldwide.

[Grants] 08/2012: NSF Proposal "NSF CNS (Award #: 1229213 ): Acquisition of HPC-B: A High Performance Computational Infrastructure for Biomedical Informatics Research" was awarded at the amount of $305,494 (PI)

[Grants] 07/2012: Proposal "Computational Modeling of Physiological Data Using Inexpensive and Unobtrusive Sensors: A New Paradigm for Computational Physiology" was awarded at the amount of $49,606 (Sole-PI)

[Software] 07/2012: Probability of ACS in Emergency Department Chest Pain Patients - The Erlanger HEARTS3 Score  (A better HEART score that will be employed under a real-world clinical environment)

[Publications] 06/2012: Paper "Measuring MERCI: Exploring Data Mining Techniques for Examining the Neurologic Outcomes of Stroke Patients Undergoing Endovascular Therapy at Erlanger Southeast Stroke Center" accepted by The 34th Annual International Conference of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, San Diego, California, U.S, 2012.

[Service] 05/2012: Please considering submitting original research papers to the 2013 Annual ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval (ICMR 2013), which is one of the premium international conferences in the area of multimedia analysis and retrieval.

[Students] 04/2012: Congraluations to Matthew McNabb, for being selected as outstanding graduate student award (one award per year per department) for both the CSE department and CECS college. Matthew is now working for BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee (the State's largest health benefit plan company headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee) on a variety of biomedical informatics projects. Great job, Matthew!

[Publications] 03/2012: Paper "Improving Risk Stratification in Chest Pain Patients: The Erlanger HEARTS3 Score" accepted by American Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2012 (Impact Factor: 1.994)

[Publications] 03/2012: Paper "A novel lenticular arena to quantify locomotor competence in walking fruit flies" accepted by Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A: Ecological Genetics and Physiology, 2012 (Impact Factor: 2.373)

[Grants] 03/2012: NSF Proposal "NSF IIS (Award #: 1156639): Research on Biomedical Informatics" (Computational Physiology) was awarded at the amount of $360,923 (PI)

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Brief Bio:

Dr. Yu Cao has been an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science, The University of Massachusetts Lowell since Aug, 2013. From 2010 to 2013, he was a faculty at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC). From 2007 to 2010, he was a faculty at California State University, Fresno. Prior to that, he was a Visiting Fellow of Biomedical Engineering at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from Iowa State University in 2005 and 2007, respectively. He received the B.Eng. degree from Harbin Engineering University in 1997, the M.Eng. degree from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 2000, all in Computer Science.

His research interests span a variety of aspects of knowledge discover from complex data, which include the area of biomedical informatics and intelligent system. Particular focus on scientific applications including: intelligent, multi-modal, and data-intensive medical image analysis and retrieval; motion tracking, analyzing, and visualization; and intelligent data analysis for electronic medical records and pervasive healthcare monitoring. His research work has appeared in various prestigious journals, book chapters, and refereed conference proceedings. His research has been supported by both NSF and NIH. He was a guest editor of a special issue Springer Multimedia Tools and Applications (MTAP), and a special issue in Journal of Multimedia (JMM). He has served on Organizing Committees or Programming Committees of more than 10 international conferences and workshops. He is a member of ACM, IEEE, and Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE).


Research:

Publications

Research Projects

 

Grants and Funding:

US National Science Foundation "NSF CNS (Award #: 1229213): Acquisition of HPC-B: A High Performance Computational Infrastructure for Biomedical Informatics Research", 2012-2015, (PI, $305,494)

 

US National Science Foundation "NSF IIS (Award #: 1156639): Research on Biomedical Informatics", 2012-2015, (PI, $360,923)

 

Tennessee Higher Education Commission, The State of Tennessee "Computational Modeling of Physiological Data Using Inexpensive and Unobtrusive Sensors: A New Paradigm for Computational Physiology", 2012-2013, (Sole-PI, $49,606)

 

Tennessee Higher Education Commission, The State of Tennessee "Large-Scale Medical Image Modeling for Intelligent Medical Information Retrieval", 2011-2012, (Sole-PI, $43,540)

 

US National Science Foundation "NSF DBI (Award #: 0821820): Acquisition of a High-speed Camera System to Record Animal Movements in Three Dimensions", 2008-2012, (Co-PI, $311,414)

 

Teaching:

Courses

91.460.204, 91.530.204: Multimedia Computing: Algorithms, Systems, and Applications, Fall 2013

   

Past Courses 

 

Services:

US National Science Foundation (CISE-IIS) Panelist, Arlington , VA , 2008-2009

Guest editor for Special Issue on Multimedia Data Semantic, Journal of Multimedia Tools and Applications, published by Springer (2011)

Guest editor for Special Issue: Data Semantics and Multimedia Information Managemen, Journal of Multimedia (2010)

Co-Chair for The ACM International Workshop on Medical Multimedia Analysis and Retrieval (MMAR2011), Held in conjunction with The Annual ACM International Conference on Multimedia (ACM Multimedia 2011)

Co-Chair for The IEEE International Workshop on Data Semantics for Multimedia Systems and Applications (DSMSA2008, 2009), held in conjunction with The IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia (ISM2008, 2009)

 

Reviewer:

Yearbook of Medical Informatics (2010)

Journal of Multimedia Tools and Applications by Springer (2009-2011)

Journal of Neurocomputing by Elsevier (2007-2011)

IEEE transaction on Systems, Man and Cybernetics - Part B (2007-2008)

IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems (2007)

Journal of Multimedia System by Springer (2008-2011)

Journal of Visual Languages & Computing by Elsevier (2009-2011) 

Journal of Visual Image Communication &Representation by Elsevier(2009-2010)