Dr Hu Yong 胡勇
Tenured Associate professor, Principle Investigator, Director of Lab of Neural Engineering and Clinical Electrophysiology, Department of Orthopaedics & Traumatology, The University of Hong Kong
Principle Investigator, HKU-Shenzhen Hospital, HKU-Shenzhen Institute of Research and Innovation
Dr Hu has been working in the research area of neural engineering and clinical electrophysiology for more than 30 years. He has conducted more than 30 research projects with granted from Hong Kong RGC, S.K. Yee Medical Foundation, NSFC etc. He published 10 book chapters, and more than 300 journal paper with SCI citation (about 10 papers per year).
He is a senior member of IEEE and Chinese BME society; Council Board member of International Association of Neurorestoratology(IANR); Vice Chairmen of Chinese Committee of IANR; Vice president of basic science sub-committee, Spine and spinal cord committee of Chinese Rehabilitation Medicine Society, Vice president of Chinese Committee of Biomedical Sensor Technology, Chinese BME society, Council committee member in Chinese Sub-society of Medical Neural Engineering, Chinese BME society. Dr. Hu was awarded several international prizes for his academic contributions, including Macnab/Larocca Research Fellowship twice from the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine (ISSLS); Universitas 21 Fellowship; Oldendorf Award from American Society of Neuroimaging; and Sino-UK Fellowship.
Dr Yong Hu received his BSc and MSc degrees in the Biomedical Engineering from Tianjin University, Tianjin, China in 1985 and 1988, respectively, his PhD degree from The University of Hong Kong in 1999. He is currently an Associate professor, Principle Investigator, Director of Lab of Neural Engineering and Clinical Electrophysiology, in the Department of Orthopaedics & Traumatology, The University of Hong Kong. He is also an adjunction ‘Xiehe Chair Professor’ of Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College. His main research area is clinical electrophysiology, neural engineering, and biomedical signal processing, hardware implementation for signal processing.
Dr. Hu was awarded several prizes for his academic contributions. His paper was awarded Oldendorf Award for the best manuscript in the 34th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Neuroimaging 2011, Cum Laude Best Poster Award in SPIE Medical Imaging conference 2011 and the best paper for 2008 in Anaesth Intensive Care. He was awarded U21 fellowship in 2013, HKU overseas fellowship in 2012 respectively. In 2006 and 2007, he was awarded Macnab/Larocca Research Fellowship twice from the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine (ISSLS) in his study on Using topography of surface EMG for low back pain assessment. His work on time-frequency analysis of SEP has been selected into the The Yearbook of Medical Informatics 2003.
He is a senior member of IEEE and Chinese BME society; Council Board member of International Association of Neurorestoratology(IANR); Vice Chairmen of Chinese Committee of IANR; Vice president of basic science sub-committee, Spine and spinal cord committee of Chinese Rehabilitation Medicine Society, Vice president of Chinese Committee of Biomedical Sensor Technology, Chinese BME society, Council committee member in Chinese Sub-society of Medical Neural Engineering, Chinese BME society. He was invited to be conference chairs, session chairs in several international conferences and keynote speaker in more than 50 international or national conferences in the past 5 years. As a recognized authority in biomedical engineering and clinical electrophysiology, he has been invited to be visiting professors to many institutions.
|Awardees||Award Date||Honours / Awards / Prizes||Category|
|2018-03-01||Second Prize for Progress in Science and technology of Tianjin: Tianjin Municipal People's Government, 天津市科技進步二等獎, 天津市人民政府||Research Achievement|
|2019-04-01||Soft Robotic Glove for Rehabilitation: Silver award from International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva (IEIG)||Research Achievement|
|2012-06-01||2012 AOSpine East Asia (AOSEA) Research Grant award and AOSEA Travel Grant: AOSpine (East Asia Chapter)||Research Achievement|
|2013-06-01||First prize of the best poster award: Chasing Cognitive Neurodynamics by Single-trial Analysis of Electroencephalogram (EEG): The 4th International Conference on Cognitive Neurodynamics, Sweden||Research Achievement|
|2012-07-02||Best Student Paper Contest. A knowledge based automatic region of interest (ROI) segment of cervical cord diffusion tensor imaging.: 2012 IEEE International Conference on Virtual Environments, Human-Computer Interfaces and Measurement Systems (VECIMS 2012) and Computational Intelligence for Measurement Systems and Applications (IEEE CIMSA 2012), July 2-4, 2012||Research Achievement|
|2008-12-01||Anaesthesia and Intensive Care – Best Paper Award for 2008 Fung NY, Hu Y, Irwin MG, Chow BFM, Yuen MY. Comparison between sevoflurane/remifentanil and propofol/remifentanil anaesthesia in providing conditions for somatosensory evoked potential monitoring during scoliosis corrective surgery. Anaesth Intensive Care 2008; 36:779-785: Australian Society of Anaesthetists, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Australia||Research Achievement|
|2008-10-01||Best Young Engineers' Paper Prize BME2008-Comparison of blind source separation methods in fast somatosensory evoked potential detection.: BME2008 Biomedical Enginnering Conference, 23–25 October 2008.||Research Achievement|
|2008-10-01||Best Young Engineers' Paper Prize BME2008: Biomedical Engineering International Conference||Research Achievement|
|2010-12-01||Young Investigator Award: The 2nd Chinese Orthopaedics Forum, April 11~13, 2010. QingDao, China||Research Achievement|
|2005-09-01||The Influence Of The Distinguished Pattern Of Locomotion To Fitness And Fatness In Prepubertal Children: The 23th Pediatric Work Physiology Meeting (children And Exercise) XXIII, Thun, Switzerland||Research Achievement|
|2007-06-01||ISSLS Macnab/Larocca Research Fellowship Award of 2007,: International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine||Research Achievement|
|2002-04-27||Somatosensory Evoked Potential Signals Enhancement by Adaptive Signal Enhancer: Awarded "Certificate of Merit" in Student Paper Contest, Proc.2002 HKIE (BME) Conference on Biomedical Engineering BME 2002, Hong Kong||Research Achievement|
|2007-09-01||The Young Investigator Award (Short-duration Patterning Of Physical Activity And Biomechanical Walking Efficiency In Lean And Overweight Children): The 24th Pediatric Work Physiology Meeting (Children And Exercise) XXIV, Tallinn, Estonia||Research Achievement|
|2006-06-01||ISSLS Macnab/Larocca Research Fellowship Award of 2006,: International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine||Research Achievement|
|2008-10-23||Time-frequency Filtering to Reduce Lower Frequency Noise Effects on Neonatal Click Evoked Otoacoustic Emissions.: Young Engineers Merit Award in the Best Young Engineers' Paper Competition and Best Oral Paper Presentation Award. BME 2008 Conference, Hong Kong, October 23-25, 2008||Research Achievement|
|2010-11-01||Distinguished visiting Scholar 2010-2011: University of Macau||Research Achievement|
|2013-04-25||Outstanding Poster Award. A Novel Indicator for Pathogenic Level Estimation of Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy based on Diffusion Tensor Imaging.: 42nd Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Spine Surgery and Related Research, Okinawa, Japan, April 25-27, 2013||Research Achievement|
|2013-02-01||Universitas 21 Fellowships 2013-2014: Universitas 21||Research Achievement|
|2011-02-01||The diffusion pattern of healthy and myelopathic cervical spinal cord - a template based analysis: 2011 American Society of Neuroimaging Oldendorf Award for the best manuscript based on research in CT, MRI, SPECT, PET, MSI, or brain mapping||Research Achievement|
|2011-02-01||Cum Laude Poster Award (Correspondanceless 3D-2D registration based on expectation conditional maximization): Visualization, Image-guided Procedures, and Modeling Conference 7964 (Cum Laude Poster Award)||Research Achievement|
|2011-01-01||Oldendorf Award: The 34th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Neuroimaging in recognition of the best manuscript based on research in CT, MRI, SPECT, PET, MSI, or brain mapping in Fort Meyers, FL January 20-23, 2011.||Research Achievement|
|2014-07-01||Dynamic surface electromyography topography as a new objective and quantitative assessment tool for low back pain rehabilitation: 2nd International conference on Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, July 14-16, 2014 at Baltimore, USA.||Research Achievement|
|2015-10-01||Second Prize of Best Poster Presentation: 2015 Chinese Association of Spine and Spinal Cord Congress, Suzhou, PR China, October 2015||Research Achievement|
|2015-11-01||Second Place in Character Input Competition in the 2nd China BCI Competition: The 2nd China BCI Competition||Research Achievement|
|2015-10-01||Second Prize of Best Poster presentation: “Application of Time-Frequency Patterns of Somatosensory Evoked Potentials to Identifying of the Location of Spinal Cord Injury” (Author: Yazhou Wang, Zhiguo Zhang, Hongyan Cui, K.D.K Luk, Yong Hu) at CASSC 2015: Chinese Association of spine and spinal cord||Research Achievement|
|2017-11-01||Second Prize for 2017COA Orthopaedic innovation and translational medicine award: Chinese Orthopaedic Association,Chinese Medical Association, 骨科創新與轉化獎二等獎, 中華醫學會骨科分會||Research Achievement|
|2018-06-01||Best Student Paper Award of 2018 IEEE CIVEMSA: Development of Finger Motion Reconstruction System Based on Leap Motion Controller: IEEE Computational Intelligence Society and the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society||Research Achievement|
|Term Period||Position||Professional Societies|
|01/2017-12/2019||Member||International Society of Intraoperative Neurophysiology|
|06/2019-06/2022||Vice Chairmen||Chinese Committee of IANR|
|09/2017-09/2019||Council Board member||International Association of Neurorestoratology(IANR)|
|07/2019-||Vice president||Chinese Biomedical Sensor and Transducer Technology Association|
|01/2007-||Senior member||IEEE Eng Med Biol Society|
|05/2012-||Senior Member||IEEE Eng Med Biol Society|
|09/2013-08/2016||Vice president||Basic science committee of Chinese Spine and spinal cord society|
|01/2009-||Senior member||IEEE Instrument & Measurement|
|05/2012-||Senior Member||IEEE Instrument & Measurement|
|12/2010-12/2014||Council member||Medical Neural Engineering Committee of Chinese Biomedical Engineering Society|
|04/2017-||Vice president||Basic science committee, Association of Orthopaedic Innovation and transformation, Chinese Research Hospital Association (CRHA)|
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