ZHANG, Yuan-ting

M.Sc.(Shandong University, China), Ph.D. (UNB, Canada)

Email: ytzhang@ee.cuhk.edu.hk

Telephone: +852 3943-8459

Biographical Overview:

Dr. Yuan-Ting Zhang is the Director of Joint Research Center for Biomedical Engineering, Founding Head of the Division of Biomedical Engineering, and Professor of Department of Electronic Engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Dr. Zhang serves concurrently the Director of the Key Lab for Health Informatics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (HICAS).

His research spans several fields including wearable medical devices, body sensor networks, bio-THz technologies, bio-modeling, neural engineering, cardiovascular health informatics, and e-p-m-Heath and telemedicine technologies, and is closely tied up to his teaching and publishing activities. He has authored/co-authored over 400 scientific publications and 11 book chapters, and filed 31 patents. His research work has won him a number of Awards including the best journal paper awards from IEEE-EMBS and the Asia Pacific ICTA e-Health Award.

Dr. Zhang provided extensively professional services of significant value to the local industries and global academic communities. He served as Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, founding Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, Guest Editor for IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine, and Guest Editor for IEEE Communication Magazine. He was previously the Vice-President of the IEEE-EMBS. He served as the Technical Program Chair and the General Conference Chair of the 20th and 27th IEEE-EMBS Annual International Conferences in 1998 and 2005, respectively. He was a member of IEEE Fellow Elevation Committee and the Award Committee for IEEE Medal on Innovations in Healthcare Technology.

Dr. Zhang serves currently on IAMBE Fellow Membership Committee, IEEE-EMBS Standard Committee, HK-ITC Projects Assessment Panel, and Dr. Zhang also serves Editorial Board Member for the Book Series of Biomedical Engineering published by IEEE Press and Willey, Chair of working group for developing IEEE standard on wearable cuffless blood pressure measuring devices, and Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine (which will be renamed as IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (J-BHI) starting from Jan. 2013). Dr. Zhang holds the fellowships from the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering (IAMBE), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the development of wearable medical devices and mobile health technologies.

Selected Publications:

[1] A. K. Y. Wong, K. N. Leung, K. P. Pun and Y. T. Zhang, "A 0.5 Hz highpass-cutoff dual-loop transimpedance amplifier for wearable NIR sensing device", IEEE Trans. Cir & Syst II. vol. 57 pp.531-535. 2010.07

[2] WONG Yee Man; MACPHERSON Emma and ZHANG Yuanting. "The Acute Effects of Running on Blood Pressure Estimation Using Pulse Transit Time in Normotensive Subjects". European Journal of Applied Phyiology published online. 7 pgs. Springer, 2009.06.20.

[3] WONG Yee Man; POON Chung Yan Carmen and ZHANG Yuanting. "An Evaluation of the Cuffless Blood Pressure Estimation Based on Pulse Transit Time Measurement: A Half Year Study on Normotensive Subjects" Cardiovascular Engineering vol.9 pp.32-38. Springer, 2009.04.

[4] HUANG, Shengyang; ASHWORTH C Philip; KAN Wai Chi; CHEN Yang; WALLACE P Vincent; ZHANG Yuanting and MACPHERSON Emma. "Improved Sample Characterization in Terahertz Reflection Imaging and Spectroscopy". Optics Express. vol.17 no.5, pp.3848-3854. 2009.02.

[5] HUANG Shengyang; WANG Yixiang; YEUNG Ka Wai Daivd; AHUJA Anil Tejbhan; ZHANG Yuanting and MACPHERSON Emma. "Tissue Characterization Using Terahertz Pulsed Imaging in Reflection Geometry". Physics in Medicine and Biology vol.54 p.149-160. United Kingdom: 2009 Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine, 2009.

[6] TENG Xiaofei; ZHANG Yuanting; POON Chung Yan Carmen and BONATO Paolo. "Wearable Medical Systems for p-Health". IEEE Reviews in Biomedical Engineering vol.1 pp.62-74. 2008.

[7] Yan YS and Zhang YT. "An efficient motion-resistant method for wearable pulse oximeter." IEEE transactions on information technology in biomedicine : IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society 12(3):399-405, 2008 May

[8] BAO Shudi; POON Chung Yan Carmen; ZHANG Yuanting and SHEN Lianfeng. "Using the Timing Information of Heartbeats as an Entity Identifier to Secure Body Sensor Networks". IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine vol.12 no.6, pp.772-779. 2008.

[9] POON Chung Yan Carmen and ZHANG Yuanting. "Perspectives on High Technologies for Low-Cost Healthcare -- The Chinese Scenario". IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine pp.42-47. 2008.

[10] WONG Kak Yeung Alex; PUN Kong Pang; ZHANG Yuanting and LEUNG Ka Nang. A Low-Power CMOS Front-End for Photoplethysmographic Signal Acquisition with Robust DC Photocurrent Rejection IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems vol.2 no.4, pp.280-288. 2008.12.

[11] MACPHERSON Emma; HUANG Shengyang; KAN Wai Chi; SUN Yiwen and Y.T. Zhang. "Recent Developments of Terahertz Technology in Biomedicine". Journal of Innovation in Optical Health Science vol.1 no.1, pp.29-44. 2008.06.01.

[12] X.Y. Zhang, E. MACPHERSON and Y.T. Zhang, "Relations between the timing of the second heart sound and aortic blood pressure," IEEE Trans. Biomed. Eng.vol.55. pp. 1291-1297. 2008.04

[13] X.F. Teng and Y.T. Zhang, "Theoretical study on the effects of sensor contacting force on pulse transit time," IEEE Trans. Biomed. Eng., vol. 54, pp. 1490-1498, 2007.

[14] F. Chen and Y.T. Zhang, "An integrated-and-fire based auditory nerve model and its response to high-rate pulse train," Neurocomputing, vol. 70 (4-6), pp.1051-1055, Jan. 2007.

[15] R. Istepanian, E. Jovanov, and Y.T. Zhang, "Introduction to the special section on m-health: beyond seamless mobility and global wireless health-care connectivity," IEEE Trans. Inf. Technol. Biomed., vol. 8, pp. 405-414, 2004. -- Won the 2009 Outstanding Paper Award

[16] C.C.Y. Poon, Y.T. Zhang, and S.D. Bao, "A novel biometrics method to secure wireless body area sensor networks for telemedicine and M-health." IEEE Communications Magazine. vol.44, no.1, pp.73-81. 2006.

[17] K. Hung and Y.T. Zhang, "Implementation of a WAP-based telemedicine system for patient monitoring" IEEE Trans. On Information Technology in Biomedicine, pp.101-107, Vol.7, No. 2, June 2003

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