Dr. Ying-LingChen

Research Assistant Professor of Physics
University of Tn Space Institute
Tullahoma, TN 37388-9700

Office: 393-7448
Lab: 393-7509
ychen@utsi.edu

Education

  • 1987 – M.S. in Optical Science, National Central University, Taiwan
  • 1998 – Ph.D. in Physics, University of Tennessee

Professional Experience

  • 1999-current, Research Assistant Professor at University of Tennessee Space Institute
  • 1998-1999, Post Doctoral Appointee at Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA
  • 1991-1998, Graduate Research Assistant at University of Tennessee Space Institute
  • 1987-1989, Asst. Researcher, Chung-San Institute of Science and Technology, Taiwan
  • 1985-1987, Research Assistant at National Central University, Taiwan

Courses Taught

  • Independent study & research courses in Visual science & Laser spectroscopy applications
  • Classical mechanics
  • Statistic mechanics
  • Physics seminar

Current Research Activities

  • Visual science applications:
    • Computational evaluation of automatic ocular screening algorithm
    • Quantification in cornea (dry eye, cornea scars, keratoconus) detection
    • Quantification in cataract and intraocular scattering detection
    • Automatic pediatric vision screening instrumentation
    • Computer simulation for ophthalmic measurement for medical training
    • Race-, age-, and gender-specified and customized eye modeling
  • Laser spectroscopy applications:
    • Laser-induced initiation
    • CFDRC rocket health diagnostics

External Funding

  • Swift-Info Technology (PI: $100K) Quantitative Purkinje Technique for Early Cataract Detection, Phase I, 2015-2016
  • UTRF Maturation Grant. (PI: $15,000 direct) Dynamic Ocular Evaluation System (DOES) Children Trial, 2012-2012
  • NIH R21 EY018935-01, (PI: $412.5K) Keratoconus eye model bank for virtual clinical trials and medical educations, 2009-2011
  • NIH R21 EY018385-01, (PI: $405K) Optical Investigation of Early Keratoconus Detection, 2009-2012
  • UTRF Maturation Grant. (PI: $15,000 direct) Pilot study of Adaptive Photoscreening System (APS), 2009-2010
  • Rocket Engine Health Monitoring: SBIR Phase 2 in collaboration with CFD Research Corp./ Huntsville, (UTSI subcontract PI, portion $150K), 2006-2009

Patent

  • 7,427,135
  • 7,878,652
  • 8,403,480
  • International patent Application no. PCT/US2012/023097, 201280013994. X, September 23, 2013.

Scientific Reviewer

  • AIAA
  • Applied Optics
  • JOSA A
  • Optics Express
  • Optics Letter
  • Ophthalmology

Memberships

  • Optical Society of America (OSA)
  • American Physics Society (APS)
  • Academic Research for Vision Science and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
  • American telemedicine Association (ATA)

Publications

  • “Infrared Retinoscopy.” Chen, Ying-Ling; Shi, Lei; Lewis, James W.L.; Wang, Ming. 2014. Photonics 1, no. 4: 303-322. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/photonics1040303
  • “Normal and diseased personal eye modeling using age-appropriate lens parameters,” Ying-Ling Chen, L. Shi, J. W. L. Lewis, and M. Wang, Opt. Express 20, 12498-12507 (2012) http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-11-12498
  • “Pilot testing of a multi-functional device for pediatric vision screening application,” Ying-Ling Chen, Lei Shi, J W L. Lewis, Ming Wang, Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci; 54: 5681 E-Abstract. 2013
  • “Clinical testing of a new objective binocular refraction device for pediatric vision screening,” Lei Shi, Ying-Ling Chen, J W L. Lewis, Ming Wang, Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci;54: 5673 E-Abstract. 2013
  • “Simulation of fundus image measurements – one step toward virtual clinical trial, “ Ying-Ling Chen, Lei Shi, J W L. Lewis, Ming Wang, Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2012;53: E-Abstract 5683.
  • “Intraocular Scattering in Double-Pass Retinal Reflex,” Lei Shi, E E. Hartmann, Naser T. Naser, J W L. Lewis, Ying-Ling Chen, Ming Wang, Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2012;53: E-Abstract 3052.
  • Book chapter, Optical Eye Modeling and Applications, Chen, Y.L., Tan, B., Shi, L., Lewis, J. W. & Wang, M., Book Title: Computational Analysis of the Human Eye with Applications, editors: Sumeet Dua, Rajendra Acharya U, and E. Y. K. Ng, World Scientific Press 2011
  • “Keratoconus Eye Modeling,” Ying-Ling Chen, Lei Shi, J W L. Lewis, Ming Wang, and Ryan Vida, Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2011;52: E-Abstract 2811.
  • “Pilot Study of an Automatic Assessment of Ocular Alignment,” J W L. Lewis, Lei Shi, E E. Hartmann, Naser T. Naser, Ying-Ling Chen, and Ming Wang, Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2011;52: E-Abstract 2513.
  • “Pilot Study of a Dynamic Binocular Photoscreening Device ,” Lei Shi, E E. Hartmann, Naser T. Naser, J W L. Lewis, Ying-Ling Chen, and Ming Wang, Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2011;52: E-Abstract 2516.
  • “Does the Posterior Corneal Elevation Provide the First Indication of Keratoconus, “ K. C. Baker, Y.-L. Chen, L. Shi, J. W. L. Lewis, L. Kugler, and M. Wang, Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2010 51: E-Abstract 4963.
  • “The Shape of Aging Lens, “ Y.-L. Chen, B. Tan, L. Shi, J. Lewis, M. Wang, and K. Baker, Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2010 51: E-Abstract 4593.
  • “Predictive ophthalmic simulation and applications,” Y.-L. Chen, UT Comparative & Experimental Medicine & Public Health Research Symposium 2010
  • “Design of an automatic cover-uncover test for diagnosing strabismus,” Lei Shi, Y-L Chen, UT Comparative & Experimental Medicine & Public Health Research Symposium 2010
  • “Development of a cost effective method for detecting ocular corneal abnormality,” Lei Shi, Y.-L. Chen, UTK Sigma-Xi 2010 competition
  • Book Chapter, Infrared photorefractive screening, Chen, Ying-Ling, J. W. L. Lewis, and L. Shi,; Book Title: Keratconus and Keratoectasia: New Modalities of Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment, Slack, Nov. 2009
  • “How keratoconus influences optical performance of the eye” B. Tan, Ying-Ling Chen, K. Baker, J. W. L. Lewis, and M. Wang, Journal of Vision, 8(2):13, page 1-10, 2008
  • “Simulation of realistic retinoscopic measurement” B. Tan, Ying-Ling Chen, K. Baker, J. W. L. Lewis, T. Swartz, and M. Wang, Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 5, pp.2753-61 2007
  • “Simulation of keratoconus observation in photorefraction” Ying-Ling Chen, B. Tan, K. Baker, J. W. L. Lewis, T. Swartz, Y. Jiang, and M. Wang, Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 23, pp. 11477-11485, 2006
  • “Computer Real-Time Analysis in Mobile Ocular Screening”, Ying-ling Chen, J. W. L. Lewis, Natalie Kerr, and Ross Kennedy, Telemedicine and e-Health Journal, vol. 12, no 1, 2006. http://www.liebertonline.com/doi/abs/10.1089/tmj.2006.12.66
  • “Time-resolved temperature images of laser-ignition using OH two-line laser-induced fluorescence (LIF) thermometry”, Wenhong Qin1, Ying-Ling Chen2, and J. W. L. Lewis , The IFRF Electronic Combustion Journal, Article Number 200508, November 2005 http://www.journal.ifrf.net/200508chen.html
  • “Appearance of keratoconus eyes: computation” Kevin baker, Ying-Ling Chen, J. W. L. Lewis, and Ming Wang, OSA Vision Meeting, Tucson, AZ, Oct. 21, 2005
  • “Ammetropia: the Ocular Shape and Dimensions”, Bo Tan, Ying-Ling Chen, and J. W. L. Lewis, OSA Vision Meeting, Tucson, AZ, Oct. 21, 2005
  • “The Effect of Developmental Delay and Type of Strabismus on the Reliability of Photorefractive Screening in Young Children”, Natalie C. Kerr, Ying-Ling Chen, Grant Somes, and J. W. L. Lewis, 2005 AAPOS Annual Meeting
  • “Computer eye modeling in ocular telemedicine” Ying-Ling Chen, J. W. L. Lewis and Karen Fox, Telemedicine and e-Health, vol. 10, Supplement 1, T1a3, page S-45. 2004.
  • “Computer real-time analysis in mobile ocular screening” Ying-Ling Chen, J. W. L. Lewis, and Karen Fox, Telemedicine and e-Health, vol. 10, Supplement 1, P14, page S-96. 2004.
  • “Telehealth Practice Recommendations for Diabetic Retinopathy” , American Telemedicine Association Position Statement 2004, J. W. L. Lewis, Ying-Ling Chen contributors in document
  • “Simulation of Ametropic Human Eyes” Bo Tan, Ying-Ling Chen, and J. W. L. Lewis, 71st Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Section, Oak Ridge , TN, November 11-13, 2004
  • “Simulating Photo-Refraction Images of Keratoconus and Near-Sightedness Eyes”, Kevin Baker, Ying-Ling Chen, and J. W. L. Lewis, 71st Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Section, Oak Ridge , TN, November 11-13, 2004
  • “Simulation of eccentric photorefraction images”, Ying-Ling Chen, Bo Tan, and J. W. L. Lewis, Optics Express Vol. 11, No. 14 1628-1642, 2003
  • “Locating Retinal Landmarks in Fundus Photographs” Kevin Baker, Ying-Ling Chen, J. W. L. Lewis and Bo Tan, Optics in the southeast meeting, Orlando Florida, 2003
  • “Ocular tele-health in Rural Settings ” Ying-Ling Chen and J. W. L. Lewis, Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC) Ocular Telehealth Scientific Workshop, July 8-10, 2003
  • “Evaluation of eccentric photorefraction method in measuring axial and refractive types of ametropia of human eye” Bo Tan,Ying-Ling Chen, J. W. L. Lewis and Kevin Baker, Optics in the southeast meeting, Orlando, Florida, 2003
  • “Theoretical investigation of aberrations upon ametropic human eyes”, Bo Tan, Ying-Ling Chen, J. W. L. Lewis and Kevin Baker, SESAPS annual meeting, Wrightsville Beach, NC (2003)
  • “Effects of human eye parameters in retinascope images.” Ying-Ling Chen, J. W. L. Lewis Latsavongsakda Sethaphong, and Bo Tan, SESAPS annual meeting, no.10056, Auburn, Alabama (2002)
  • “Time-resolved NH and OH images in laser-ignition.” Ying-Ling Chen and J. W. L. Lewis , Technical Digest of the OSA Annual meeting and Exhibit/LS-XVIII, Orlando, Florida, paper WB, 2002
  • “Eye-screening digital retinascope image simulation.” Ying-Ling Chen and J. W. L. Lewis , Technical Digest of the OSA Annual meeting and Exhibit/LS-XVIII, Orlando, Florida, paper TuL, 2002
  • “Visualization of Laser-Induced Breakdown and Ignition” Ying-Ling Chen and J. W. L. Lewis, Optics Express, Vol. 9, No. 7, 2001.
  • “Pediatric Eye Screening Instrumentation” Ying-Ling Chen, J. W. L. Lewis and David Thomas SESAPS annual meeting, no.10056, Charlottesville, Virginia (2001)
  • “Probability Distribution of Laser-Induced Breakdown and Ignition of Ammonia, Y.-L. Chen and J. W. L. Lewis, J. Quant. Spectr. & Radiat. Trans. 66, 41 (2000)
  • “Spatial and Temporal Profiles of Pulsed Laser-Induced Air Plasma Emissions” Y.-L. Chen and J. W. L. Lewis, J. Quant. Spectr. & Radiat. Trans. 67, 91 (2000)
  • “Raman/Raleigh/LIF Measurements in a Turbulent CH4/H2/N2 Jet Diffusion Flame: Experimental Techniques and Turbulence-Chemistry-Interaction,” W. Meier, R.S. Barlow, Y.-L. Chen, J.-Y. Chen, Combustion and Flame, 123: 326-343 (2000)