Mengyu Wang, PhD
Dr. Wang received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Geological Engineering from Tongji University in 2006 and 2010, respectively. He continued to pursue his Ph.D. in Structural Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh and graduated in 2014. During his Ph.D. research, Mengyu established various approaches for computationally inverse characterization of structural properties with applications from aircraft wing to artificial blood vessel. After his Ph.D., Dr. Wang worked as a postdoc in medical imaging area in Radiology Department at Duke University for one year before he moved to Harvard Medical School. At Duke University, he developed a computer-aided educational system to identify those 3D image cases of breast cancer which a radiology trainee would make perception error, either false positive or false negative errors. In addition, he explored the relationship of mammographic image findings with genomic markers and tumor microenvironment features to predict the likelihood of pure Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS) and DCIS with invasion.
Dr. Wang's current research focuses on characterizing the functional-structural relationship in eye diseases including glaucoma and age related macular degeneration with the combined techniques of image processing, statistical analysis, machine learning and biomechanics.
His skills and area of expertise include: Machine Learning; Image Processing; Inverse Problem; Nonlinear Optimization; Biomechanics.
In terms of research, he is particularly interested in finding retinal biomarkers which can either reveal undetected vision degeneration or predict future vision functional progression. In terms of personal life, he is fond of music composition, as well as playing guitar and piano. Here is the collection of his musical compositions: