Tony Chan Ph.d


Professor Emeritus
Department of Mathematics

Young Hall 3048B | Young Hall 2024, 2041 (labs)


  • BS, Caltech, 1973
  • MS, Caltech, 1973
  • Ph.D, Stanford University, 1978

Awards and Recognitions

  • President, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Elected AAAS Fellow, 2007
  • So. Cal. Chinese American Faculty Association Achievement Award, 2007
  • ISPD Placement Benchmark Competition, (2nd place w/ K. Sze et al), 2006
  • ISPD Best Paper Award, (w/ J. Cong et al), 2005

Research Interests

  • image processing
  • computer vision
  • multi-level techniques for VLSI physical design
  • computational techniques for brain mapping

Recent Papers

  1. Wang Y., Shi J., Yin X., Gu X., Chan T.F., Yau S.T., Toga A.W., Thompson P.M. “Brain surface conformal paramterization with the Ricci flow.” IEEE Trans Med Imaging. 2012 Feb;31(2):251-64.
  2. Yan W., Lui R.L., Gao J.J., Chan T.F., Yau S.T., Sperling R.A., Huang X., “Independent component analysis-based classification of Alzheimer’s disease MRI data,” J Alzheimers Dis. 2011;24(4):775-83.
  3. Yaghoubian A., Aboulian A., Chan T., Ishaque B., Wallin D., Putnam B., Stabile B.E., De Virgilio C., “Use of clinical triage criteria decreases monitored care bed utilization in gallstone pancreatitis,” Am Surg. 2010 Oct;76(10):1147-9.
  4. Jung M., Bresson X., Chan T.F., Vese L.A., “Nonlocal Mumford-Shah regularizers for color image restoration,” IEEE Trans Image Process. 2011 Jun;20(6):1583-98. Epub 2010 Nov 15.
  5. Aboulian A., Chan T., Yaghoubian A., Kaji A.H., Putnam B., Neville A., Stabile B.E., de Virgilio C., “Early cholecystectomy safely decreases hospital stay in patients with mild gallstone pancreatitis: a randomized prospective study,” Ann Surg. 2010 Apr;251(4):615-9.
  6. Wang Y., Zhang J., Gutman B., Chan T.F., Becker J.T., Aizenstein H.J., Lopez O.L., Tamburo R.J., Toga A.W., Thompson P.M., “Multivariate tensor-based morphometry on surfaces: application to mapping ventricular abnormalities in HIV/AIDS,” Neuroimage. 2010 Feb 1;49(3):2141-57. Epub 2009 6.
  7. Sandberg B., Kang S.H., Chan T.F., “Unsupervised multiphase segmentation: a phase balancing model,” IEEE Trans Image Process. 2010 Jan;19(1):119-30. Epub. 
  8. Lai R., Shi Y., Dinov I., Chan T.F., Toga A.W., “LAPLACE-BELTRAMI NODAL COUNTS: A NEW SIGNATURE FOR 3D SHAPE ANALYSIS,” Proc IEEE Int Symp Biomed Imaging. 2009 Aug 7;2009:694-97.
  9. Lu Y., Zhang X., Douraghy A., Stout D., Tian J,. Chan T.F., Chatziioannou A.F., “Source reconstruction for spectrally-resolved bioluminescence tomography with sparse a priori information,” Opt Express. 2009 May 11;17(10:8062-80.
  10. Wang Y., Dai W., Gu X., Chan T.F., Yau S.T., Toga A.W., Thompson P.M., “Teichm√∂ller shape space theory and its application to brain morphometry,” Med Image Comput Comput Assist Interv. 2009;12(pt 2):133-40.