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Lei You, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Bioinformatics and Systems Medicine


[email protected] | 713-500-3900

Dr. Lei You joined McWilliams School of Biomedical Informatics at UTHealth Houston, formerly UTHealth Houston School of Biomedical Informatics (SBMI) in March of 2020 as an Assistant Professor. Prior to this position, Dr. You was a postdoc at McWilliams School of Biomedical Informatics (2018-2020). During his doctoral program, he focused on the application of deep learning algorithms in the area of medical image processing such as sagittal Craniosynostosis (CSO) classification and organ segmentation. He had developed a 3D automatic sagittal CSO classification system based on multi-view learning algorithms.

Human cancers exhibit strong phenotypic differences that can be visualized noninvasively by medical imaging. Artificial intelligence has the capacity of converting images into mineable data by high-throughput extraction of quantitative features. In the future, Dr. You will continue to improve early diagnosis and outcome prediction for liver cirrhosis patients who are at high risk of developing Hepatocellular Carcinoma.


  • PhD, Computer application technology, 2018, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China
  • MS, Computer application technology, 2012, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China
  • BS, Software Engineering, 2010, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China

Areas of Expertise

  • Image processing
  • Deep learning
  • Human-machine interaction

Staff Support

Blanca Torres | 713-486-0114