BHI presents

Yuan-Ting Zhang

Title and Affiliation

Professor and Director
Joint Research Center for Electrical Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and the Key Lab for Health Informatics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (HICAS) at SIAT, Shenzhen, China

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Yuan-Ting Zhang


Phone: +852 2609-8459

Research Interests:

Wearable medical devices

Unobtrusive physiological measurments

Body sensor networks

Physiological modeling

Neural engineering

Cardiovascular health informatics

m-u-p-Heath technologies


Dr. Y.T. Zhang received his Ph.D. from the University of New Brunswick, Canada, in 1990. He was a Research Associate and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Calgary between 1989 and 1994. He joined the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) as a Lecturer in 1994, became an Associate Professor in 1996, and a Professor in 2002. He serves as Director of Joint Research Centre for Biomedical Engineering and Head of Division of Biomedical Engineering. At CUHK, he has developed and teaches courses including biomedical modelling, medical instruments and sensors, and telemedicine techniques and applications. His research activities have focused on the development of bio-models and bio-signal processing techniques to improve the performance of medical devices and biosensors, particularly for telemedicine. His work has been published in several books, over 20 scholarly journals, and numerous international conference proceedings.

Dr. Zhang held various positions in professional organizations. He served the Technical Program Chair of the 20th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS). He was the Chairman of Biomedical Division of Hong Kong Institution of Engineers in 1996/97 and 2000/01. He was elected and served as an AdCom member of IEEE-EMBS in 1999 and the Vice-President of the IEEE-EMBS in 2000 and 2001. He serves currently as an Associate Editor of IEEE Transaction on Biomedical Engineering, an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, and an Editorial Board member for the Book Series of Biomedical Engineering, published by Wiley and IEEE Press. He is the General Conference Chair of the 27th Annual International Conference of IEEE-EMBS to be held in 2005.

Dr. Zhang holds the fellowships from the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering (IAMBE), the 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 Journal Publications

Sy S, Huang S, Wang YXJ, Yu J, Ahuja AT, Zhang Y, Pickwell-MacPherson E: Terahertz spectroscopy of liver cirrhosis: investigating the origin of contrast. Physics in Medicine and Biology 2010, 55(24):7587.

Wong MYM, Pickwell-MacPherson E, Zhang YT, Cheng JCY: The effects of pre-ejection period on post-exercise systolic blood pressure estimation using the pulse arrival time technique. European journal of applied physiology 2010, 111(1):135-144.

Selected Conference Publications

Wan-hua L, Wong MY, Li-na P, Yuan-ting Z: Comparison of median filter and discrete dyadic wavelet transform for noise cancellation in electrocardiogram. In: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2010: Aug. 31 2010-Sept. 4 2010 2010. 2395-2398.

Dan W, Guan-Zheng L, Wong MYM, Yuan-Ting Z: The accuracy of respiratory rate estimation using electrocardiography and photoplethysmography. In: 10th IEEE International Conference on Information Technology and Applications in Biomedicine (ITAB), 2010: 3-5 Nov. 2010 2010. 1-3.