Dr. Thomas Liu is a Professor of Radiology, Psychiatry, and Bioengineering at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) and the Director of the UCSD Center for Functional MRI (fMRI). He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, where he developed signal-processing methods for detecting ultra-low frequency magnetic fields along earthquake faults. He then transitioned to fMRI research as a postdoctoral researcher at UCSD.
His research has spanned a broad range of fMRI-related research areas, including experimental design and analysis, innovative signal processing approaches, characterization and modeling of the fMRI signal, multimodal (fMRI, EEG, MEG) imaging of brain activity, and the development of advanced imaging methods and applications. In parallel to his professional career, he has developed a deep practice in the arts of aikido, tai chi, and meditation over the course of the past several decades. His primary interest is in the exploration of the principles of mind-body integration.
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