Liang Gao, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of ECE department at Illinois. He is also affiliated with Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology. Gao is the author of more than 30 peer-reviewed publications in top-tier journals, such as Nature, Science Advances, Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering, and Physics Report. At Illinois, his research group specializes in developing advanced imaging technologies for cancer detection. Gao is a recipient of NSF CAREER award in 2017.