You Zhou                              


Assistant Professor

Medical School, Nanjing University

210093, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China


Southeast Building, Gulou Campus

or Electronic (Panzhonglai) Building, Xianlin Campus

About Me

I am now an Assistant Professor at the Medical School of Nanjing University. From March 2019 to April 2023, I was an Associate Researcher at the School of Electrical Science and Technology of Nanjing University and a member of CITE Lab.

I am currently working with Prof. Ning Gu and Prof. Xun Cao. My research interests include Computational Optics and Microscopy, especially focusing on designing novel and miniaturized microscopes (on-chip microscope, light-field microscope, and micro-endoscope) and developing iterative/intelligent algorithms based on physical imaging processes (3D fluorescent imaging and 3D echocardiogram). For students who are interested in our research area, welcome to join us.

  • Ph. D.  2012.08 – 2019.01, Broadband Network and Digital Media Lab (BBNC), Department of Automation, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. Supervisor: Prof. Qionghai Dai.
  • Visiting Student.  2016.12 – 2017.06, Smart Imaging Lab, Biomedical Engineering Department, University of Connecticut (Uconn), Storrs, Connecticut, USA. Supervisor: Prof. Guoan Zheng.
  • Bachelor of Science.  2008.09 – 2012.07, Department of Communication Engineering, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China.
  • Minor Degree.  2009.09 – 2012.02, School of Mathematical Sciences, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China.

Publications (* Joint first author, and # Corresponding author)

1. Journal Paper


  • Y. Zhou*, W. Song*, L. Wu, L. Fan, J. Wang, S. Jiang, Z. Ma, B. Xiong#, X. Cao#. Large-scale lensless microscopy with fast acquisition and region-wise focusing. Laser & Photonics Reviews, 2024, In Production.  (IF: 11.0)
  • C. Su, Z. Lin, Y. Zhou, S. Wang, Y. Gao, C. Yan, B. Xiong#. PC-bzip2: a phase-space continuity-enhanced lossless compression algorithm for light-field microscopy data. Advanced Photonics Nexus, 2024, 3(3), 036005.    
  • H. Zhu, S. Xie, Z. Liu, F. Liu, Q. Zhang, Y. Zhou, Y. Lin, X. Cao. Disorder-Invariant Implicit Neural Representation.  IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, 2024, Early Access. (IF: 23.6)




2020 Before 2020

2. Conference Paper

3. Granted Patent

  • Q. Dai, Y. Zhou, J. Wu, and G. Zhang. Microscopic Imaging system and method. USA, US11262568B2.
  • Q. Dai, Y. Zhou, J. Wu, and J. Fan. Wavelength multiplexed Fourier ptychographic microscopy system and method. USA, US10185137B2.
  • Q. Dai, Y. Zhou, J. Wu, and G. Zhang. Rapid three-dimensional imaging system and method based on multi-angle 4Pi microscope, and storage medium. USA, US11719921B2.


Reviewer (since 2019):

Light: Science & Applications,
Optica Journals (Optica, Photonics Research, Optics Express, Optics Letters, Biomedical Optics Express, Applied Optics, JOSA A),
APL Photonics,
IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (TCSVT).

Honors and Awards

Doctor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Jiangsu Province, China, 2020
Short-term Overseas Exchange Scholarship of Tsinghua University, 2016
Best Oral Presentation in the PhD Forum of Tsinghua University, 2015
Excellent Laboratory Construction Award of Tsinghua University, first prize, 2015
Technological Invention Award of Shanghai University Student, third prize, 2012
Technological Invention Award of East China Normal University, first prize, 2011
Excellent Student of East China Normal University, 2010
Outstanding Student Scholarship of East China Normal University (3 times), 2008-2012

Publication Related Codes

CardiacField: Computational Echocardiography for Universal Screening

Tracking Anything in Heart All at Once

DINER: Disorder-Invariant Implicit Neural Representation

DNF: Diffractive Neural Field for Lensless Microscopic Imaging

Wirtinger gradient descent optimization for reducing Gaussian noise in lensless microscopy