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.

Associated articles

TNSRE, Featured Articles
Enhanced Effective Connectivity in Mild Occipital Stroke Patients With Hemianopia
Abstract Plasticity-based spontaneous recovery and rehabilitation intervention of stroke-induced hemianopia have drawn great attention in recent years. However, the underlying neural mechanism remains unknown. This study aims to investigate brain network disruption and reorganization in hemianopia patients due to mild occipital... Read more
TNSRE, Featured Articles
Correlates of Residual Limb Pain: From Residual Limb Length and Usage to Metabolites and Activity in Secondary Somatosensory Cortex
    Most recent studies attribute residual limb pain to peripheral pathological changes of the stump. However, in this paper, we focus on its associations with the residual limb length, usage, as well as the metabolic and functional alterations of the brain.... Read more
IEEE PULSE, Feature March/April 2015
Introducing Med-X
Above: Group photo of IEEE EMBS International Summer School. 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 may be emerging as the life sciences,... Read more
IEEE PULSE, Feature July/August 2016
China's 13th Five-Year Plan Offers Opportunities in Biomedical Engineering
This year the National People’s Congress, China’s top legislature, approved a new five-year plan—a blueprint outlining key social and economic developmental initiatives, which it has been doing every five years since 1957. China’s 13th five-year plan has as its key... Read more
IEEE PULSE, From the Editor May/June 2016
Virtual Reality
Rehabilitation engineering refers to the development and application of techniques, devices, and protocols for restoring function following disability. Although in most cases the concept relates to motor functions (e.g., training after a stroke or the use of limb prosthetics), mental... Read more
IEEE PULSE, Continuing Education, January/February 2014
Reflections on the First IEEE EMBS International Summer School on Neural Engineering – Shanghai, China
The inaugural IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) International Summer School on Neural Engineering (ISSNE) was held at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University in Shanghai, China, on 7–14 July 2013. ISSNE’13 is the fifth summer school hosted by the IEEE... Read more
IEEE PULSE, Feature July/August 2016
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. These techniques have... Read more
IEEE PULSE, From the Editor January/February 2015
BME Trends Around the World
Last year, IEEE Pulse surveyed the scene in biomedical engineering to determine what new and developing trends were expected to dominate in the coming year. We accurately predicted the rise in prominence of neurotechnology, the increasing role of nanotechnology in... Read more