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 served as the Founding Dean of the College of Health Sciences and Technology at National Central University (NCU) in Taiwan during 2012-2014. Prof. Peng is also the 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.

Mei-Chu "Maggie" Chang got her PhD degree in Physics. She is now working as a Research Fellow at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She is interested in nonlinear dynamics, heart rate variability, and complex physiological signals.

Brian J Gow, BS, is an Electrical Engineer working as a Research Associate at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and 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

Ting-Wei Chang is a PhD student at National Central University in Taiwan, and is currently a visiting student at Beth Israel Medical Center/Harvard Medical School. He is interested in microbiome and dermatology research, thus with team members in Taiwan, they are developing a skin patch to detect signals from skin bacteria.
Carolyn Ho, MD, is an anesthesiologist in Chi-Mei Medical Center in Taiwan and is currently a visiting fellow at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She is interested in pain-related signal analysis.
Ming-Shan Kao, is a Ph.D student at National Central University in Taiwan and is currently a visiting student at Beth Israel Medical Center/Harvard Medical School. He is interested in skin microbiome and the analyses of skin signals.
Qingqing Liu is a MD who majored in Medicine and is a resident at Dongzhimen Hospital - Beijing University of Chinese Medicine. She is currently a visiting scholar at Harvard Medical School / Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She is interested in nephrology and biomedical signal processing.
Xuegeng Mao, a PhD candidate at Beijing Jiaotong University in China, is currently a visiting student at Harvard Medical School / Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Her study of interest includes singular spectrum analysis, and nonlinear dynamical analysis in financial, traffic and physiological signals.
Xiangkui Wan, PhD, is a visiting scholar at Harvard Medical School / Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He also serves as a professor at Hubei University of Technology in China. He is interested in biomedical signal processing, arrhythmia analysis, evaluation and prediction of malignant cardiac events based on ECG, and development of wearable cardiac health monitoring and early warning systems.
Wanqing Xie, a PhD major in Electronic Physics, is a visiting scholar at Harvard Medical School / Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She also serves as an assistant professor at University of Science and Technology of China (USTC). She is interested in neuroscience, biomedical signal processing, bio-statistics, and machine learning.
Kai Yuan, PhD, is a post-doctor at Beijing University of Chinese Medicine. His research focus is on the nonlinear analysis of heart rate variability.

 

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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 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. Recently, Dr. Luo developed an innovative Pulse Mapping instrument and a new methodology (called 3DPM) to successfully convert pulse feeling to dynamical images. 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.
Xiaowen Yang, MD, graduated from Fourth Military Medical University, and served as executive secretary general of Chinese Sleep Research Society. Dr. Yang is also the clinical director at VITUP international hospital. Her background includes Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine and Sleep Medicine. The central theme of Dr. Yang’s research is to better understand sleep and sleep disorders through the signals obtained from complex dynamics in physiological systems, and develop the proper clinical treatments to improve patients’ lives.
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 

Chen-Hsiang "Jones" Yu, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor at Wentworth Institute of Technology and an affiliated faculty member at the Center for Dynamical Biomarkers. He earned a B.Eng. and a M.S. in Computer Science and Information Engineering (CSIE) from Tamkang University (1998) and National Taiwan University (2000), and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from MIT (2012). His research in HCI (Human-Computer Interaction) focuses on mobile health, web customization and automation, and readability enhancement.