Dr. Yi Zhang received his Bachelor degree in Electronic Engineering in 2003, and then received his MS and PhD degrees in Pattern Recognition and Intelligent Control in 2006 and 2009 respectively. He completed all of his studies at Xidian University, where he also worked as a Professor in 2015. He is the director of Center for Brain Imaging at the School of Life Science and Technology at Xidian University. He had also worked as a visiting scholar at the Department of Psychiatry & McKnight Brain Institute at the University of Florida in the United States from 2010-2011. Dr. Zhang’s research interests span several areas of medical image processing and analysis. His primary research interests are applying fMRI and neuroimaging to the fields of obesity (Bariatric Surgery), addiction (Heroin), and acupuncture (Mechanism). Based on the neural mechanism investigation, he extends his research to real-time neurofeedback to stimulate one or more specific brain regions to then modulate brain functions and behavior, particularly in regulating appetite and reward pathways to promote weight-loss in obese individuals. Because almost all of his projects involve analyzing information processing in the brain, Dr. Zhang has also worked on developing advanced signal processing methods for the analysis of dynamic, multivariate neurobiological data. Dr. Zhang has co-authored more than 60 journal articles in these areas. He has been an invited editor for 2 textbooks and numerous journal articles.