Xiaoping Hu obtained his Ph.D. in medical physics from the University of Chicago in 1988. From 1990-2002, he was on the faculty of the University of Minnesota, where he became a full professor in 1998. From 2002-2016, he was Professor and Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Imaging in the Wallace H. Coulter joint department of biomedical engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University and the director of Biomedical Imaging Technology Center in the Emory University School of Medicine. He has worked on the development and biomedical application of magnetic resonance imaging for 3 decades and has authored or co-authored 265 peer-reviewed journal articles. As one of the early players, he has conducted extensive and pioneering work in functional MRI (fMRI. Xiaoping Hu was a deputy editor of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine from 2005 to 2013 and an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging from 1994 to 2004. He is currently an editor of Brain Connectivity since its inception, an associate editor of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, and an editorial board member of IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. He was named a fellow of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine in 2004 and a fellow of IEEE and a fellow of American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering in 2009.