Group Members Page

This page provides a brief synopsis for all members within our lab.  To quickly jump to information for a specific member use the index.  More detailed information for some core members and affiliated faculty can be found by clicking the link in their brief synopsis.  

Core Members

Chung-Kang Peng, PhD, is the Director of the Center for Dynamical Biomarkers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center / Harvard Medical School.  He was also the Founding Dean of the College of Health Sciences and Technology at National Central University (NCU) in Taiwan. Prof. Peng currently serves as K.-T. Li Chair Professor at NCU, Visiting Chair Professor at National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan, and Visiting Professor at China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences in Beijing.

Andrew C Ahn, MD, is the Associate Director of the Center for Dynamical Biomarkers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center / Harvard Medical School. He also works as a Hospitalist at Beth Israel.  He is an Assistant Professor at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School.  

Albert C Yang, MD, PhD, is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. He also serves as an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University.

Yan "Ivy" Ma, MD, got her degree in integrative medicine, and specialized in sleep medicine and clinical psychology. She is now working as a Research Fellow at BIDMC. She is interested in techniques to process electro-biological signals and to promote clinical applications of complex physiological dynamics.

Brian J Gow, BS, is an Electrical Engineer working as a Research Assistant at Brigham and Women's Hospital.  He is interested in the development and application of techniques which are capable of capturing system-level complex physiological dynamics. 

 

Visiting Members

Jin-Long Chen, MD, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Medical Informatics at Tzu Chi University, Taiwan. His main research interests are nonlinear dynamics analysis and modeling of physiological signals.
Lei Fan, MD, PhD. candidate, is an attending doctor at Guang’anmen Hospital, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences. She is now working as a visiting scholar at Harvard Medical School / Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Her research focus is on the nonlinear analysis of heart rate variability.
Fengzhen “Jenny” Hou, PhD, is an Associate Professor at China Pharmaceutical University and a visiting scholar at Harvard Medical School / Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Her research focus is the nonlinear analysis of heart rate variability and EEG signals.
Yen-Hung Lin, MD, PhD, FESC, is a cardiologist and a clinical associate professor at National Taiwan University Hospital in Taiwan. He is now a visiting scholar at Harvard Medical School / Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. His research interests focus on 1) Non-linear analysis of heart rhythm in various medical conditions; 2) Clinical and translational research of aldosterone-induced cardiac and vascular fibrosis/ dysfunction; 3) Biomarkers in various cardiovascular disease, including hypertensive heart disease, coronary artery disease, and heart failure; 4) Telemedicine. Dr. Lin actively participates in several medical-electronic cooperation programs sponsored by Ministry of Science and Technology of Taiwan, MediaTek Inc., and Quanta Inc. He is also the co-founder of the TAIPAI research group, leading the cardiovascular research team in the group.
Ansu Yang, MD, got her degree in clinical medicine, and specialized in obstetrics and gynecology. She is now working as a visiting scholar at BIDMC. She is interested in sleeping disorders in pregnant women and promoting clinical applications of complex physiological dynamics.
Yi Yin is a PhD candidate at Beijing Jiaotong University in China and a visiting student at Harvard Medical School / Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She is interested in the nonlinear analysis of the signals in financial, traffic and physiological systems.

 

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Affiliated Faculties

Norden Huang, PhD, is the K.T.Lee Chair Professor and Director of the Research Center for Adaptive Data Analysis at National Central University in Taiwan. Additionally he is an affiliated faculty member at the Center for Dynamical Biomarkers. Dr. Huang received numerous awards and recognitions for his Hilbert-Huang Transform (HHT) invention. Dr. Huang is also a Member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, Academician of Academia Sinica (Taiwan), foreign Member of Chinese Academy of Engineering.
Yanhui Liu, PhD, is the adjunct Professor of Nanjing University in China. He is also the CEO of Nanjing Fengshen Yongkang Software Technology Co. Dr. Liu is an expert in database and signal analysis. He has published more than 20 scientific articles, including several widely cited papers on economical time series analysis. Dr. Liu is also the inventor of several U.S. Patents on biomedical signal analysis.
José Garcia Vivas Miranda, PhD, graduated in Physics from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (1995, BS), in Physics from the Federal University of Bahia (1997, MS) and in Environmental Sciences - University of La Coruña (2000, PhD). Currently he is a Professor at the Federal University of Bahia and a Visiting Professor at Harvard University. He has experience in complex systems, with an emphasis on computational models, acting on the following topics: fractals, complex networks, computational models, neuroscience and biomechanics.
Ching-Hsing Luo, MD, PhD, received PhD degrees from Case Western Reserve University (Biomedical Engineering) and from Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine (Internal Medicine). He is also a licensed Chinese medicine physician. He was the inventor of the wildly known Luo-Rudy model, a single heart cell model. In the past decade, Dr. Luo developed an innovative Pulse Mapping instrument and a new methodology (called 3DPM) to successfully convert pulse feeling to dynamical images. Instead of traditional Pulse Wave Analysis, Dr. Luo proposed a new Pulse Mapping Analysis for holistic diagnosis. His current research interests include biomedical instrumentation, mixed signal IC design, assistive devices, single cell models, molecular simulation, rehabilitation medicine, pulse diagnosis, holistic medicine, and internal medicine.
Weihui Li, PhD, is a faculty member at Wentworth Institute of Technology and also an affiliated faculty member at the Center for Dynamical Biomarkers.  She received her PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Tulane University and also holds a Licensed Acupuncturist degree from the New England School of Acupucture.  She is interested in the development of quantitative biomarkers for traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).

Jing Fan, M.D., Ph.D., LAc, is a Doctor of Chinese Medicine in Orthopedics. He is also an Acupuncturist and Herbalist in the United States. He has taken a position of Director of Education at AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine in Austin, TX. His research focus is on nonlinear analysis of complex physiological signals during TCM interventions