Kang Zhang

 

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GE Global Research Center

1 Research Circle, K1 3A-42, Niskayuna, NY 12309

Tel: (443) 977-0691

Email: kangzhang2011@gmail.com

 

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Hello! This is Kang's webpage.

 

I am  currently a researcher in the GE Global Research Center, New York.

 

I obtained the Ph. D.  degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University, in 2011.

 

My research interests include optical sensing & imaging, high data-throughput imaging platform, interventional imaging, smart surgical devices, and GPGPU applications.

 

I have been an amateur cartoonist since I was a teenager.

 

 

1.        RESEARCH INTERESTS

2.        EDUCATION

3.        RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

4.      TEACHING EXPERIENCE

5.       SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES

6.      MAJOR HONORS AND AWARDS

7.        MEDIA COVERAGE

8.        JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

9.        INVITED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

10.      CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

11.      PATENTS AND INVENTIONS

12.      SEMINARS

 

 

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS                                                                                                                            

 

Optical imaging / Real-time Interventional optical coherence tomography (OCT)

Optical sensing / Fiber laser system / Smart microsurgical tool

Real-time image acquisition / processing / visualization

High-performance computing (HPC) / General-purpose computing on graphics processing units (GPGPU)

 

EDUCATION                                                                                                                              

The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA

Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, June 2011

 

The Johns Hopkins University,Baltimore, MD, USA

M.S.E., Electrical and Computer Engineering, May 2009

 

Nankai University, Tianjin, P. R. China

B. S. , Physics, June 2007

 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE                                                                                                                 

 

 

GE Global Research Center, Niskayuna, NY, USA

Computing Researcher/Electrical Engineer, June 2011-Present

 

The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Graduate Research Assistant, September 2007-June 2011

 

Engineering Research Center for Computer-Integrated Surgical Systems and Technology (ERC-CISST)

Graduate Researcher (part-time), September 2008-May 2011

 

The Johns Hopkins Hospital / The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA

Department of Neurosurgery 

Graduate Researcher (part-time), May 2010-June 2011

 

Wilmer Eye Institute

Graduate Researcher (part-time), October 2009-May 2011

 

U. S. Food and Drug Administration, Silver Spring, MD, USA

Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH)

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Research Fellow (U. S. DOE), May 2009- May 2010

 

Nankai University, Tianjin, P. R. China

Department of Physics

Undergraduate Research Assistant, May 2005-June 2007

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE  

The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Teaching Assistant / Lab Mentor                                                           

·         520.345 ECE Laboratory, Fall 2007

·         520.142 Digital Systems Fundamentals, Spring 2008

·         520.410 Fiber Optics and Devices, Spring 2009

·         520.483 Bio-Photonics Laboratory, Spring 2009

 

MEDIA COVERAGE 

·        “Touching a nerve”, Feature Article, Volume 46, Issue 2, 2010 Electronics Letters

·        “Seeing tumors in a new light”, Headline, Nov. 2 2009, The JHU Gazette

·        “Real-time 4D signal processing and visualization using graphics processing unit on a regular nonlinear-k  Fourier-domain OCT system”, Feature of The Week 05/30/2010, OCT News

·        “Johns Hopkins University Researchers Demonstrate a Hand-Held Microsurgical Tool with Motion Compensation and 4-D Imaging using OCT”, Feature of The Week 10/17/2010, OCT News

·        “OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY: Inexpensive GPU key to broadly accessible real-time 3D FD-OCT”, 07/01/2010, BioOptics World

·        “SURGICAL GUIDANCE/ULTRA HIGH-SPEED PROCESSING: The next step in real-time OCT”, 03/01/2011,  BioOptics World

 

SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES 

·         IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, Reviewer

·         IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, Reviewer

·         Optics Letters, Reviewer

·         Optics Express, Reviewer

·         Biomedical Optics Express, Reviewer

·         Applied Optics, Reviewer

·         Applied Physics B, Reviewer

·         Journal of Biomedical Optics, Reviewer

·         Optics Communications, Reviewer

 

·         The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Student Member

·         The Optical Society of America (OSA), Student Member

·         The International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE), Student Member

·         Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), Student Member

 

MAJOR HONORS AND AWARDS  

·         Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Research Fellowship (U. S. DOE), 2009-2010

·         Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad, 2010

·         The Johns Hopkins University Graduate School Doctoral Fellowship, 2007-present

·         Winner of “Challenge Cup” Competition for Chinese University Students Academic Achievements, 2007

·         Special Prize for “100 Projects” of Creative Research for the Undergraduates, Nankai University, 2007

·         Excellent Science and Technology Students Scholarship of Tianjin City, 2006

·         Shindengen Fellowship, 2004

·         Excellent Undergraduate Scholarship, Nankai University, 2003-2007

 

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS                                                                                                                           

[J-19]        Kang Zhang,  and Jin U. Kang, “Graphics Processing Unit based Ultrahigh Speed Real-Time Fourier Domain Optical Coherence Tomography,” IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics,  in Press (Invited Paper).

[J-18]        Kang Zhang,  and Jin U. Kang, “Common-path low-coherence interferometry fiber-optic sensor guided micro-incision,” Journal of Biomedical Optics ,  in Press.

[J-17]        Yong Huang, Kang Zhang, Ching Lin, and Jin U. Kang, “Motion Compensated Fiber-Optic Confocal Microscope Based on a Common-Path Optical Coherence Tomography Distance Sensor,” Optical Engineering, Vol. 50 083201 (2011).

[J-16]        Kang Zhang, and Jin U. Kang, “Real-time numerical dispersion compensation using graphics processing unit for Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography,” Electronics Letters, Vol. 47, 309-310 (2011).

[J-15]        Kang Zhang, and Jin U. Kang, “Real-time intraoperative 4D full-range FD-OCT based on the dual graphics processing units architecture for microsurgery guidance,” Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 2, 764-770 (2011).

[J-14]        Kang Zhang, and Jin U. Kang, “Graphics processing unit accelerated non-uniform fast Fourier transform for ultrahigh-speed, real-time Fourier-domain OCT,” Optics Express, Vol. 18, 23472-23487 (2010).

[J-13]        Kang Zhang, and Jin U. Kang, “Real-time 4D signal processing and visualization using graphics processing unit on a regular nonlinear-k Fourier-domain OCT system,” Optics Express, Vol. 18, 11772-11784 (2010).

[J-12]        Kang Zhang, Esen K. Akpek, Richard P. Weiblinger, Do-Hyun Kim, Jin U. Kang, and Ilko K. Ilev, “Noninvasive volumetric quality evaluation of post-surgical clear corneal incision via high-resolution Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography,” Electronics Letters, Vol. 46, 1482-1483 (2010).

[J-11]        Kang Zhang, Elizabeth Katz, Do-Hyun Kim, Jin U. Kang, and Ilko K. Ilev, “A common-path optical coherence tomography guided fiber probe for spatially precise optical nerve stimulation,” Electronics Letters, Vol. 46, 118-120 (2010). (Feature article of the issue)

[J-10]        Jin U. Kang, Jae-Ho Han, Xuan Liu, and Kang Zhang, “Common-path Optical Coherence Tomography for Biomedical Imaging and Sensing”, Journal of the Optical Society of Korea, Vol. 14, 1-13 (2010). (Invited)

[J-9]          Jin U. Kang, Jae-Ho Han, Xuan Liu, Kang Zhang, Chul Gyu Song, and Peter Gehlbach, “Endoscopic Functional Fourier Domain Common-Path Optical Coherence Tomography for Microsurgery,” IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, Vol.16, 781-792 (2010). (Invited)

[J-8]          Kang Zhang, Weichao Wang, Jae-Ho Han, and Jin U. Kang, “A surface topology and motion compensation system for microsurgery guidance and intervention based on common-path optical coherence tomography,” IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, Vol. 56, 2318-2311 (2009).

[J-7]          Weichao Wang, Kang Zhang, Qiushi Ren, and Jin U. Kang, “Comparison of different focusing systems for common-path optical coherence tomography with fiber-optic bundle as endoscopic probe,” Optical Engineering, Vol. 48, 103001 (2009).

[J-6]          Kang Zhang, and Jin U. Kang, “C-band wavelength-swept single-longitudinal mode erbium-doped fiber ring laser,” Optics Express, Vol. 16, 14173-14179 (2008).

[J-5]          Feng Song, Kang Zhang, Jing Su, Lin Han, Jing Liang, Xuezhi Zhang, Lihua Yan, Jianguo Tian, and Jingjun Xu, “Three-photon indirect sensitization in 550nm green upconversion luminescence of Er/Tm codoped NaY(WO4)2 crystal,” Optics Express, Vol. 14, 12584-12589 (2006).

[J-4]          Kang Zhang, Jing Su, Lin Han, Lihua Yan, Xuezhi Zhang, and Feng Song, “Investigation into the saturation phenomena in green upconversion luminescence of Er3+ doped NaY(WO4)2 crystal,” Journal of Optoelectronics and Laser, Vol. 18, 71-73 (2007).

[J-3]          Feng. Song, Lin. Han, Changguang. Zou, Jing. Su, Kang Zhang, Lihua. Yan, and Jianguo Tian, “Upconversion blue emission dependence on the pump mechanism for Tm3+ heavy-doped NaY(WO4)2 crystal,” Applied Physics B, Vol. 86, 653-660 (2007).

[J-2]          Lin Han, Feng Song, Congshang Wan, Changguang Zou, Lihua Yan, Kang Zhang, and Jianguo Tian, “Spectroscopic Properties of Self-exited Raman Scattering of the Nd3+:SrMoO4 Crystal,” Acta Physica Sinica, Vol. 56, 1751-1757, (2007).

[J-1]          Long He, Di Zhao, Tongqing Sun, Kang Zhang, Shaolin Chen, Yongfa Kong, and Feng Song, “Growth and Spectroscopic Properties of Er3+:KLa(WO4)2 Crystal,” Journal of the Chinese rare earth society, Vol. 25, No. 4, (2007).

 

INVITED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

[I-3]           Jin U. Kang, and Kang Zhang, “Common-Path Optical Coherence Tomography for Microsurgeries,” in Asia Communications and Photonics Conference and Exhibition 2010, December, 2010.

[I-2]           Jin U. Kang, and Kang Zhang, “Real-time complex optical coherence tomography using graphics processing unit for surgical intervention,” in IEEE Photonics Society Annual 2010, November, 2010.

[I-1]           Kang Zhang, Jin U. Kang, and Ilko K. Ilev, “Optical coherence tomography: More than imaging,” in The 2nd Metropolitan Photonics Symposium (MPS'2010), March 2010.

 

 

CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS  

[C-20]       Kang Zhang, and Jin U. Kang, “GPU-Accelerated Optical Coherence Tomography Imaging,” to appear in GPU Technology Conference 2012, Session S0141, San Jose, CA, May 2012.

[C-19]       Kang Zhang, and Jin U. Kang, “Real-Time Numerical Dispersion Compensation for Standard/Full-Range Complex Fourier-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography,” OSA CLEO/IQEC 2011, ATuC4.

[C-18]       Kang Zhang, Yong Huang, and Jin U. Kang, “Full-Range, Complex-Conjugate-Free, Endoscopic Spectral-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography,” OSA CLEO/IQEC 2011, JThA2.

[C-17]       Kang Zhang, and Jin U. Kang, “Graphics processing unit accelerated ultrahigh-speed, real-time Fourier-domain OCT,” in The 3rd Metropolitan Photonics Symposium (MPS'2011), April 2011.

[C-16]       Kang Zhang, and Jin U. Kang, “Real-Time 4D Full-Range Complex Fourier-domain OCT with Non-Uniform Fast Fourier Transform Based on Dual Graphics Processing Units Architecture,” OSA/BODA 2011, BTuC2.

[C-15]       Kang Zhang, Yong Huang, Gustavo Pradilla, Betty Tyler, and Jin U. Kang, “Real-time intra-operative full-range complex FD-OCT guided cerebral blood vessel identification and brain tumor resection in neurosurgery,” in SPIE/BIOS 2011, Paper 7883E-105.

[C-14]       Kang Zhang, and Jin U. Kang, “Real-time dual-mode standard/complex Fourier-domain OCT system using graphics processing unit accelerated 4D signal processing and visualization,” in SPIE/BIOS 2011, Paper 7904-18.

[C-13]       Kang Zhang, Peter L. Gehlbach, and Jin U. Kang, “A common-path optical coherence tomography distance sensor-based surface tracking and motion compensation handheld microsurgical tool,” in SPIE/BIOS 2011, Paper 7894-18.

[C-12]       Yong Huang, Kang Zhang, Ching Lin, and Jin U. Kang, “A motion compensated fiber optic confocal microscope based on common-path optical coherent tomography distance sensor,” in SPIE/BIOS 2011, Paper 7894-8.

[C-11]       Kang Zhang, Keith G. Petrillo, Peter L. Gehlbach, and Jin U. Kang, “A Free-Hand Surface Tracking and Motion Compensation Microsurgical Tool System based on Common-path Optical Coherence Tomography Distance Sensor,” in OSA CLEO/IQEC 2010, CTuB6.

[C-10]       Kang Zhang, Esen K. Akpek, Richard P. Weiblinger, Do-Hyun Kim, Jin U. Kang, and Ilko K. Ilev, “Post-Surgical Volumetric Evaluation of Clear Corneal Incision Quality Using a High-Resolution 3-D Spectral-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography,” in OSA CLEO/IQEC 2010, AMA2.

[C-9]         Kang Zhang, Elizabeth Katz, Do-Hyun Kim, Jin U. Kang, and Ilko K. Ilev, “A Fiber-Optic Nerve Stimulation Probe Integrated with a Precise Common-Path Optical Coherence Tomography Distance Sensor,” in OSA CLEO/IQEC 2010, CTuP2.

[C-8]         Peter L. Gehlbach, Kang Zhang, Russell Taylor, and Jin U. Kang, “Free-hand surface tracking and motion compensation based on common-path optical coherence tomography distance sensor for retina vitreoretinal surgery”, in 21st Annual Wilmer Research Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland , April 23, 2010.

[C-7]         Peter L. Gehlbach, Kang Zhang, and Jin U. Kang, “A Free-hand Surface Tracking and Motion Compensation Microsurgical Tool System Based on a Common-path Optical Coherence Tomography Distance Sensor”, in 28th Annual ASRS Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, September 2010.

[C-6]         Xuan Liu, Eric Meisne, Jae-Ho Han, Kang Zhang, Peter Gehlbach, Russell Taylor, and Jin U. Kang, “Internal limiting membrane layer visualization and vitreoretinal surgery guidance using a common-path OCT integrated microsurgical tool,” in Proceedings of the SPIE, Vol. 7550, pp. 755003, 2010.

[C-5]         Kang Zhang, and Jin U. Kang, “Self-Adaptive Common-Path Fourier-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography with Real-Time Surface Recognition and Feedback Control,” in OSA CLEO/IQEC 2009, JTuD59.

[C-4]         Kang Zhang, Jae-Ho Han, and Jin U. Kang, “All-Fiber Common-Path Fourier-Domain Optical Coherence Microscopy for 3D In Vivo Endoscopic Subcellular Imaging,” in OSA CLEO/IQEC 2009, JWA74.

[C-3]         Jae-Ho Han, Marcin Balicki, Kang Zhang, Xuan Liu, James Handa, Russell Taylor, and Jin U. Kang, “Common-path Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography with a fiber optic probe integrated into a surgical needle,” in OSA CLEO/IQEC 2009, CMCC2.

[C-2]         Jae-Ho Han, Xuan Liu, Kang Zhang, and Jin U. Kang, “Common-path Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography in ophthalmology applications,” in IEEE/NIH Life Science Systems and Applications Workshop 2009.

[C-1]         Lin Han, Feng Song, Jing Su, Lihua Yan, Ruiyuan Su, Kang Zhang, and Jianguo Tian, “Concentration queching effect on the Tm3+ blue upconversion efficency in NaY(WO4)2 crystal,” in 2006 Chinese Physics Society Fall.

 

PATENTS AND INVENTIONS 

[P-7]          Jin U. Kang, and Kang Zhang, “Interventional real-time 4D full-range complex conjugate-free Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography for intraoperative microsurgical guidance,”

JHU Technology Transfer Ref: C11378.

[P-6]          Jin U. Kang, and Kang Zhang, “Graphics processing unit based numerical dispersion compensation for real-time ultrahigh-speed and ultrahigh-resolution Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography,”

JHU Technology Transfer Ref: C11377.

[P-5]          Jin U. Kang, Yong Huang and Kang Zhang, “Motion compensated fiber-optic confocal microscope based on common-path optical coherent tomography distance sensor,”

JHU Technology Transfer Ref: C11396.

[P-4]          Jin U. Kang, and Kang Zhang, “Full-range Complex-conjugate-free Endoscopic Spectral-domain Optical Coherence Tomography,”

JHU Technology Transfer Ref: C11324, provisional patent filed, December 2010.

[P-3]          Jin U. Kang, and Kang Zhang, “Graphics Processing Unit Accelerated Non-uniform Fast Fourier Transformed Fourier-domain OCT,”

JHU Technology Transfer Ref: C11323, provisional patent filed, December 2010.

[P-2]          Jin U. Kang, and Kang Zhang, “Graphics Processing Unit Accelerated Real-time Signal Processing and Visualization Methods for Ultra-high Speed Fourier-domain Optical Coherence Tomography Systems,”

JHU Technology Transfer Ref: C11322, provisional patent filed, December 2010.

[P-1]          Jin U. Kang, and Kang Zhang, Peter Gehlbach, and Russell Taylor, “1-D Surface Tracking and Motion Compensation Hand-held Microsurgical Tool System Based on Dynamic Common-Path Optical Coherence Tomography Sensor,”

JHU Technology Transfer Ref: C11161, provisional patent filed, July 2010.

 

SEMINARS

[S-2]          Kang Zhang, Jin U. Kang, and Ilko K. Ilev, “Optical coherence tomography: More than imaging,” FDA/CDRH/Division of Physics meeting, Sept 30, 2009.

[S-1]          Kang Zhang, “Real-Time Fourier-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography System and Devices for Intraoperative Imaging and Guidance,” JHU/ECE Departmental Seminar, Nov 11, 2010.