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Postdoctoral opening in image analysis and AI classification
University of Illinois at Chicago

Date Posted Feb. 24, 2021
Title Postdoctoral opening in image analysis and AI classification
University University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL, United States
Department Department of Biomedical Engineering
Application Deadline Jun. 1, 2021
Position Start Date Available Immediately
  • Graduate Student
  • Optics & Optical Engineering
    Engineering Physics
    Computer Engineering
    Computer Science
    Bioengineering (all Bio-related fields)

Description: A postdoctoral position is available in the Biomedical Optics and Functional Imaging group with Dr. Xincheng Yao ( within the Department of Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Yao’s Biomedical Optics and Functional Imaging Laboratory is housed in the Lions of Illinois Eye Research Institute (LIERI), within the same building with UIC Retina Clinic. In collaboration with experienced ophthalmologists and vision scientists, our lab is focusing on new development of ophthalmic imaging technology to advance retinal study, disease diagnosis and treatment evaluation. Our current research includes ultra-wide field fundus photography, functional optical coherence tomography (OCT), super-resolution ophthalmoscopy, machine learning based retinal image analysis and AI classification of eye diseases.

Duties: The postdoctoral fellow will be responsible for quantitative analysis of OCT and OCT angiography, and machine learning based eye disease classification. This position will be supported by a NIH project entitled differential artery-vein analysis in OCT angiography for objective classification of diabetic retinopathy. The selected candidate will have excellent opportunities to interact with researchers in Engineering, Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences for multidisciplinary training.

Qualifications: The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. degree in Computer Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Optical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics or a related discipline. Experience with retinal imaging and computing analysis is expected.

Interested applicants should send a CV with research interests and names of three references to Dr. Xincheng Yao via email

  • The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution/employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran or disability status, height, weight, or marital status in employment or the provision of services. Additionally, UIC is a proud member of the Illinois Hires Heroes Consortium. We recognize that the skills learned during military service are transferrable and highly relevant to a career with our University and welcome our nations veterans to apply. Lastly, the University provides reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation please contact the Office for Access and Equity at (312) 996-8670 or

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Contact Information

  • Xincheng Yao
    Department of Biomedical Engineering
    University of Illinois at Chicago
    Chicago, IL


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