Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Dr. Tong received his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Tufts University in 2008, his M.S. in Electrical Engineering in 2002 and M.A. in Physics from Boston University in 2001, and his B.S. in Physics from Peking University in 1997.
Prior to joining Purdue University as a member of the Engineering Healthier Brains Initiative, Dr. Tong served as an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and an Instructor in Psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School. He was a postdoctoral Research Fellow from 2008-2011 at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School.
His research focus is on functional MRI (fMRI) and near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS), two non-invasive imaging modalities commonly used to study human brain function. He is working on a novel method which identifies a physiological low frequency oscillation in fMRI signals to map dynamic cerebral blood flow, denoise fMRI data and track cardiac pulsation waves.