Zhongming Liu, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

    Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    College of Engineering, Purdue University

    Room 2021, Martin Jischke Hall

    206 S. Martin Jischke Dr.

    West Lafayette, IN 47906

    Email: zmliu at purdue dot edu



BS, Electrical Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou China (1996-2000)

MS, Electrical Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou China (2000-2003)

PhD, Biomedical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, USA (2003-2008)

Postdoc, MRI and Neuroscience, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda (2009-2013)


Assistant Professor, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, Purdue University (2013-Present)

Assistant Professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University (2013-Present)

Founder and President, MR-Link LLC, Indiana (2017-Present)


2nd Prize of Young Investigator Award at the 5th International Conference of Bioelectromagnetism (2005)

American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship (2006-2007)

Best Dissertation Award in Physical Sciences and Engineering at the University of Minnesota (2010)

Biobehavioral Research Awards for Innovative New Scientists, National Institute of Mental Health (2014)

Team Award, College of Engineering, Purdue University (2017)

Excellence in Research Award, Purdue University (2015, 2016, 2017)


BME595, Multivariate Analyses in Biostatistics (2013-2014)

BME495, Biomedical Engineering Senior Design (2014)

BME595, Medical Imaging and Diagnostic Technologies (2015)

ECE201, Linear Circuit Analysis (2016, 2018)

BME595, Functional Neuroimaging (2017)

BME695, Critical Literature Analysis (2017)

BME495, Neural Engineering (2017, 2018)


Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Member, International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM)

Member, Organization of Human Brain Mapping (OHBM)

Member, Society for Neuroscience


Director, Small-animal MRI facility, Purdue University (2018-Present)

Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering (2016-Present)

Editorial Board, NeuroImage (2017-Present)

Selected Publications

Mandal R, Babaria N, Cao J, Liu Z., “Adaptive and wireless recordings of electrophysiological signals during concurrent magnetic resonance imaging,” IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 2018.

Wen H., Han K., Shi J., Zhang Y., Culurciello E., Liu Z., “Deep predictive coding network for object recognition,” International Conference on Machine Learning, 2018.

He B., Sobrabpour A., Brown E., Liu Z., “Electrophysiological source imaging: a non-invasive window to brain dynamics,” Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering, 20: 171-196, 2018.

Wen H., Shi J., Zhang Y., Lu K-H, Cao J, Liu Z., “Neural encoding and decoding with deep learning for dynamic natural vision,” Cerebral Cortex, doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhx268, 2017.

Lu K-H, Cao J, Oleson S, Powley TL, Liu Z., “Contrast enhanced magnetic resonance imaging of gastric emptying and motility in rats,” IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 64(11): 2546-2554, 2017.

Wen H., Liu Z., “Broadband electrophysiological dynamics contribute to global resting-state fMRI signal,” Journal of Neuroscience, 36(22): 6030-6040, 2016.


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