Author Biography


Shanbao Tong

Shanbao Tong (SM’10) received the B.S. degree in radio technology from Xi’an Jiao Tong University, Xi’an, China, in 1995, the M.S. degree in turbine machine engineering, and the Ph.D. degree in biomedical engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China, in 1998 and 2002, respectively.

From 2000 to 2001, he was a Research Trainee in the Biomedical Instrumentation Laboratory, Biomedical Engineering Department, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA. He was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Biomedical Engineering Department, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine from 2002 to 2005. Currently, he is a Professor in the School of Biomedical Engineering and Med-X Research Institute, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China. His research interests include neural signal processing, neurophysiology of brain injury, and laser speckle imaging and instrumentation.

Prof. Tong is the founding chairs of the IEEE EMBS Shanghai Chapter and the IEEE EMBS international summer school on neural engineering (ISSNE). He is also an active Associate Editor of the journal IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, Associate Editor of Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing, Regional Editor of IEEE Pulse Magazine, and member of the IEEE EMBS Technical Committee on Neuroengineering.

Author Articles

China’s 13th Five-Year Plan Offers Opportunities in Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical engineering (BME) and the medical device industry show a remarkable rise in China, perhaps as a result of previous five-year plans which have emphasized these areas. According to the data of 2015 China Blue Book of Development of Medical Device Industry, during the 12th five-year plan, China focused intently on nurturing medical companies and developing medical equipment, regarding it as an emerging industry.

Novel Neuromodulation Techniques

Neuromodulation techniques using magnetic fields and electrical stimulus date back to before the 19th century. Presently, neuromodulation is achieved with various modes of physical stimulation including magnetic, electrical, acoustic, optical, and even thermal stimulation to neural systems.

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Virtual Reality

Rehabilitation engineering has evolved from traditional mechanical assistive devices and training systems into applications for the disabled based on new physiological findings.

Introducing Med-X

Interdisciplinary research involving biomedicine, engineering and the physical sciences is critically important. Indeed, Dr. Susan Hockfield—President of MIT—has suggested that the third revolution of life sciences

Reflections on the First IEEE EMBS International Summer School on Neural Engineering – Shanghai, China

The inaugural IEEE EMBS International Summer School on Neural Engineering (ISSNE) was held in at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University in Shanghai, China on 7-14 July 2013. ISSNE’13 is the fifth summer school hosted by IEEE EMBS and featured biannually. This first edition was locally organized by the IEEE EMBS Shanghai Chapter and the Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and was co-sponsored by IEEE EMBS, Ministry of Education of China, Shanghai Municipal Education Committee, and Shanghai Jiao Tong University.