The Editors
Ruikang K. Wang, PhD, is Professor of Bioengineering with the University of Washington, Seat-
tle. After two years postdoctoral research training at Glasgow, Scotland, he joined as a Lecturer,
and then, Senior Lecturer in Bioimaging Science with Keele Medical School, England. In 2002, he
became a chair professor in Biomedical Optics at Cranfield University, England, where he created
and directed the Biophotonics and Imaging Laboratory. In 2005, he joined Oregon Health and Sci-
ence University, Oregon, where he was Professor of Biomedical Engineering and the Director of the
Biophotonics and Imaging Laboratory. He is author and co-author of more than 200 peer-reviewed
journal articles, one monograph in optical information processing, as well as 12 book chapters. He
is a fellow of the Optical Society of America and a fellow of the International Society for Optics and
Photonics (SPIE). His current research interests include biophotonics and imaging, optical coher-
ence tomography, optical microangiography, and their applications in neurology, ophthalmology,
dermatology and cancer.
Valery V. Tuchin, PhD, holds the Optics and Biophotonics Chair and is a Director of Research-
Educational Institute of Optics and Biophotonics at Saratov State University, Head of Laboratory
on L aser Diagnostics of Technical and Living Systems, Inst. of Precise Mechanics and Control,
RAS, and FiDiPro Professor (Finland Distinguished Professor) of Optoelectronics and Measure-
ment Techniques Laboratory, University of Oulu, Finland. His research interests include bio-
photonics, biomedical optics and laser medicine, physics of optical and laser measurements. He
has authored more than 300 peer-reviewed papers and books, including his latest, Tissue Optics:
Light Scattering Methods and Instrumentation for Medical Diagnosis (PM166, SPIE Press, second
edition, 2007), Dictionary of Biomedical Optics and Biophotonics (PM217, SPIE Press, Belling-
ham, WA, 2012), and three volume Handbook of Biophotonics (Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co.
KGaA, Weinheim, 2011-2012. Eds.: J. Popp, V.V. Tuchin, A. Chiou, and S.H. Heinemann). He
has been awarded Honored Science Worker of the Russian Federation and SPIE Fellow, and is a
Vice-President of the Russian Photobiology Society. In 2007 he was awarded the SPIE Educator
Award.
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