Lequan Yu

Assistant Professor

Run Run Shaw Building, Rm 226
Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science
The University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Email: lqyu [at] hku [dot] hk


I am currently an assistant professor at The University of Hong Kong. My research lies at the intersection of artificial intelligence and medical image analysis. I am dedicated to designing data-efficient learning methods for biomedical image analysis and reconstruction. I also have expertise in deep learning for 3D vision.

Before joining HKU, I was a postdoctoral research fellow in Stanford University, working with Prof. Lei Xing. I obtained my Ph.D. degree in CSE, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, supervised by Prof. Pheng-Ann Heng and Prof. Chi-Wing Fu in July 2019. Before that, I received the B.Eng degree in CS, Zhejiang University in 2015, under the supervision of Prof. Deng Cai.

I am looking for self-motivated PhD students, postdocs, research assistants, and (remote) summer interns, who are interested in artificial intelligence for healthcare. Welcome to drop me an email with your CV and transcripts. Remote collaboration is also welcome!

If you are an HKU student interested in doing research with me, please send me an email.



Selected Publications [Google Scholar]





Before 2018


Previous Mentorship:
Kang Li (Ph.D. at CUHK)
Shujun Wang (Ph.D. at CUHK) (incoming Postdoc at Stanford)
Liyue Shen (Ph.D. at Stanford)
Xianzhi Li (Ph.D. at CUHK) (now, Postdoc at CUHK)

Honors & Awards

CUHK Young Scholars Thesis Award 2019
Young Scientist Award Short-listed, Hong Kong Institution of Science, 2019
Teaching Assistant of Merit, 2018
MedIA-MICCAI'17 Best Paper Award, 2017
AAAI Scholarship, San Fransisco, USA, 2017
Champion, Optic Disc&Cup Segmentation on Retinal Fundus Images (REFUGE 2018)
Champion, Whole-Heart and Great Vessel Segmentation (HVSMR 2016)
Champion, Skin Lesion Analysis Towards Melanoma Detection Challenge (ISIC 2016)
Champion, Prostate MR Image Segmentation 2012 (PROMISE12, until 2018 Jan.)
National Scholarship in China (1.8%), 2012-2014
He Zhijun Scholarship (1/300+, Highest Honor in College of Computer Science, Zhejiang University), 2014
Kwanjeong Educational Foundation Scholarship, 2012-2014
Meritorious Winner, Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling (ICM), Consortium for Mathematics and Its Application, 2014
The Outstanding Undergraduate Award (Awarded by CCF, 100 undergraduates every year in China), 2014
Outstanding Graduates of Zhejiang University, 2015

Professional Activities

  • Conference Reviews:
    Senior PC of International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI’21)
    PC of AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI’20-21)
    IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV’21, ICCV'19)
    IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR’19-21)
    Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI’18-21)
    IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV’20-21)
    Medical Imaging with Deep Learning (MIDL’21)
    SIGGRAPH 2020
    European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV’20)
    Asian Conference on Computer Vision (ACCV’20)

  • Journal Reviews:
    Nature Machine Intelligence
    Medical Image Analysis (MedIA)
    IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging (TMI)
    IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (TIP)
    IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering (TBME)
    IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems (TNNLS)
    IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering (TASE)
    IEEE Transactions on Artificial Intelligence (TAI)
    IEEE Transactions on Big Data (TBD)
    IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing
    IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (JBHI)
    IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L)
    ACM Transactions on Computing for Healthcare
    Medical Physics
    International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery (IJCARS)
    International Journal of Medical Informatics
    Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics (JACMP)
    Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
    Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine (CMPB)

  • Teaching

    2015-2016FallCSCI1130 Introduction to Computing Using Java
    2015-2016SpringCSCI3180 Principles of Programming Languages
    2016-2017FallENGG5108 Big Data Analytics
    2016-2017SpringCSCI3150 Introduction to Operating Systems
    2017-2018FallCSCI3150 Introduction to Operating Systems
    2017-2018SpringCSCI3150 Introduction to Operating Systems