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Sidong Liu is a biomedical informatician and computer scientist, currently based at the Department of Clinical Medicine and Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University as a NHMRC Early Career Fellow. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Biological Information Technology from Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), which is a member of the China’s elite C9 League. After graduation from HIT, he further pursued postgraduate study in Bioinformatics and Computer Science in the University of Sydney, and was awarded the Master of Applied Science in Bioinformatics and the Master of Information Technology in Computer Science in 2009 and 2010, respectively. In 2011, he was awarded the highly competitive University of Sydney International Scholarship (USydIS), and started to carry out research on biomedical informatics and artificial intelligence with Professor Weidong Cai and Professor Dagan Feng at School of IT, University of Sydney. In the 4th year of his PhD (2014), he spent one year at the Surgical Planning Laboratory, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School as a research trainee, and received advanced training in medical image computing under the supervision of Professor Ron Kikinis. After his PhD, he worked at the Brain and Mind Centre and Save Sight Institute, University of Sydney for two years as a postdoctoral research fellow. These experiences positioned him in a clinical environment and enhanced his capability in translational research. Dr Sidong Liu is committed to delivering advanced information technologies to the medical research field, and translating the research outputs into clinical applications. 

Education/Academic qualification

Computer Science, PhD, University of Sydney

Mar 2011Oct 2015

Computer Science, Master of IT, University of Sydney

Feb 2009Dec 2009

Bioinformatics, Master of Applied Science, University of Sydney

Feb 2008Dec 2008

Bioinformatics, Bachelor, Harbin Institute of Technology

Sep 2003Jul 2007

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Research Outputs

Demyelination precedes axonal loss in the transneuronal spread of human neurodegenerative disease

You, Y., Joseph, C., Wang, C., Gupta, V., Liu, S., Yiannikas, C., Chua, B., Chitranshi, N., Shen, T., Dheer, Y., Invernizzi, A., Borotkanics, R., Barnett, M., Graham, S. L. & Klistorner, A., 1 Feb 2019, In : Brain; a journal of neurology. 142, 2, p. 426-442 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 14 Citations (Scopus)

    Differing structural and functional patterns of optic nerve damage in multiple sclerosis and neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder

    Shen, T., You, Y., Arunachalam, S., Fontes, A., Liu, S., Gupta, V., Parratt, J., Wang, C., Barnett, M., Barton, J., Chitranshi, N., Zhu, L., Fraser, C. L., Graham, S. L., Klistorner, A. & Yiannikas, C., Mar 2019, In : Ophthalmology. 126, 3, p. 445-453 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 16 Citations (Scopus)

    A deep learning-based algorithm identifies glaucomatous discs using monoscopic fundus photographs

    Liu, S., Graham, S. L., Schulz, A., Kalloniatis, M., Zangerl, B., Cai, W., Gao, Y., Chua, B., Klistorner, A. & You, Y., 15 Jul 2018, In : Ophthalmology Glaucoma. 1, 1, p. 15-22 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • A deep learning based semantic segmentation framework for multiple sclerosis in MRI

    Song, Y., Liu, S., Zhang, C., Lill, S., Wang, C., Gao, Y., Tang, Z., You, Y., Klistorner, A., Barnett, M. & Cai, W., Oct 2018, In : Multiple Sclerosis Journal. 24, 2 Supplement, p. 861-2 2 p., EP1522.

    Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting abstract

    Alteration of visual cortical microstructure is associated with pathology along the optic radiation in patients with MS: an asymmetry analysis of posterior visual pathway

    Wang, C., Klistorner, A., Barton, J., Beadnall, H., Ly, L., Liu, S., Garber, J., Reddel, S. & Barnett, M., Oct 2018, In : Multiple Sclerosis Journal. 24, 2 Supplement, p. 223 1 p., P496.

    Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting abstract


    Australian Postgraduate Award

    Sidong Liu (Recipient), 31 Mar 2011


    BIH 2016 Best Paper Award

    Sidong Liu (Recipient) & Yang Song (Recipient), 13 Oct 2016

    Prize: Honorary award

    DICTA 2018 CISRA Potential Impact Award

    Chaoyi Zhang (Recipient), Yang Song (Recipient) & Sidong Liu (Recipient), 13 Dec 2018

    Prize: Honorary award

  • Activities

    White Matter Tract Profile Analysis using DTI Tractography

    Sidong Liu (Speaker)
    8 Feb 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Biomedical Data Initiative

    Sidong Liu (Consultant)
    Feb 2017Jun 2018

    Activity: Consultancy

    Longitudinal Modeling of MS Lesions

    Sidong Liu (Speaker)
    12 May 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Segmentation of Brain Magnetic Resonance Images using Deep Neural Networks

    Sidong Liu (Speaker)
    Oct 2016

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    Press / Media

    Sydney Genesis Program Enlight.AI System

    Sidong Liu


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Other

    Eye researchers big winners under new grants

    Sidong Liu


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Other