Yao is a research postdoctoral fellow who joined the lab in July 2015. Her current research focuses on the segmentation of preterm brain MR images. Yao obtained her PhD and Bachelor’s degrees at Southern Medical University in China. Her major is Biomedical Engineering.
During her PhD study, she conducted several projects: brain tumor segmentation in MR images, prostate segmentation in CT images, prediction of CT substitutes from MR images. During her PhD study, she went to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a visiting student for more than one year, and her research there was about the registration of infant brain MR images.