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Stratton Hall 202E
Professor of Mathematics and Biomedical Engineering
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
BA Southeast University 1981
MA University of Wisconsin, Madison 1985
PhD University of Wisconsin, Madison 1988
I have been teaching and conducting research at WPI since 1988. Teaching is a lot of fun since it involves interactions with students, and we can pass our knowledge and experiences to students for their better future. I have been conducting research for cardiovascular modeling in the past 30 years and has made various contributions, especially in using image-based modeling for vulnerable plaque progression and rupture investigations. I collaborate with faculty from many universities, including Harvard, MIT, University of Washington (Seattle), Washington University (St. Louis), Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Shinshu University, Beijing Normal University, and others. My research has been funded continuously by NSF/NIH and other funding agencies, including 3 NIH R01 grants, and one NSF/NIGMS grant ($1.8M). I am serving as an Academic Editor for PLOS ONE and as an associated editor for BioMedical Engineering OnLine. I also served on various scientific review panels for NSF, NIH, AHA and some international funding agencies.
Stratton Hall 202E
Computational Biology and Bioengineering
Image-based Ventricle Models
Image-based Artery Models
CFD, FSI, finite element, numerical methods
Tang D, Teng Z, Canton G, Yang C, Ferguson M, Sites of Rupture in Human Atherosclerotic Carotid Plaques are Associated with High Structural Stresses: An In Vivo MRI-Based 3D Fluid-Structure Interaction Study, Stroke. 2009 Oct;40(10):3258-63. Featured article on MDlinx.com, Citation 130
Tang D, Yang C, Zheng J, Woodard PK, Sicard GA, Saffitz JE, Yuan C. 3D MRI-Based Multicomponent FSI Models for Atherosclerotic Plaques, Annals of Biomedical Engineering (2004) 32: 947-960. (Best Paper Selection, International Medical Informatics Association Year Book 2006), Citation 192.
Tang D, Kamm RD, Yang C, Zheng J, Canton G, Bach R, Huang X, Hatsukami TS, Zhu J, Ma G, Maehara A, Mintz GS, Yuan C. Image-based modeling for better understanding and assessment of atherosclerotic plaque progression and vulnerability: data, modeling, validation, uncertainty and predictions.
Tang D, del Nido PJ, Yang C, Zuo H, Huang X, Rathod RH, Tang A, Wu Z, Billiar KL, Geva T, Patient-Specific MRI-Based Right Ventricle Models Using Different Zero-Load Diastole and Systole Geometries for Better Cardiac Stress and Strain Calculations and Pulmonary Valve Replacement
Tang D, Yang C, Mondal S, Liu F, Canton G, Hatsukami TS, Yuan C. A Negative Correlation between Human Carotid Atherosclerotic Plaque Progression and Plaque Wall Stress: In Vivo MRI-Based 2D/3D FSI Models, J. Biomechanics, 2008;41(4):727-36.
Professional Highlights & Honors:
John E. Sinclair Professor of Mathematics
First NIH R01 award received
Trustee’s Outstanding and Creative Scholarship Award
American Heart Association
Research has been funded by NSF, NIH, Whitaker Foundation, David Foundation