Dr. Lisa Xu is a Distinguished Professor and Acting Dean, SJTU School of BME, and Dean of Med-X Research Institute. Dr. Xu received her Ph.D. degree from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, in 1991. She was on the faculty of the City University of New York, and promoted to associate professor with tenure in 1996. She then moved to Purdue University as a tenured associate professor in Mechanical Engineering in 1997 with a joint faculty position in Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Xu was received the prestigious 'Outstanding Young Investigator Award' from Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) in 2007. She was the recipient of Natural Science Award from Chinese Ministry of Education in 2010. Her research has been supported by NCI and NSF in US, and NSFC and '973' and '863' national center grants from the Ministry of Science and Technology in China. She has published more than 150 peer reviewed journal articles and conference proceedings, as well as four book chapters. She is an ASME Fellow and AIMBE Fellow, and a senior member of IEEE. Professor Xu has served as the Chair of the Technical Program of the 2005' EMBS and an AdCom Member of EMBS in 2011. She has also served as Deputy Secretary for International Affairs of Chinese Society of Biomedical Engineering since 2009, and President of Shanghai Society of Biomedical Engineering since 2010. Her research interests include molecular imaging, bio-thermal physics, and cancer diagnosis and therapy.