Dr. Yu Chen is an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Physics from Peking University, Beijing, China, in 1997 and his PhD in Bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 2003. His research interests include the following: Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), Laminar Optical Tomography (LOT), and Multi-photon Microscopy (MPM), development of novel quantitative optical sensing and imaging devices for clinical translation, and preclinical and clinical applications of optical technologies in imaging brain function, renal physiology, cancer therapy, and tissue engineering. He received NSF CAREER Award in 2012. Dr. Chen has been an associate editor of Medical Physics and a guest editor of IEEE Journal of Selected Topics on Quantum Electronics and the SPIE Journal of Neurophotonics. He is a member of IEEE, SPIE, and the Optical Society of America (OSA) and has served as conference program chair and general chair for OSA Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO): Applications and Technologies.