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Co-Editors:

Kewei Chen (Biography
Kewei Chen

Prof. Chen, PhD in Biomathematics, is Director, the Computational Image Analysis Program, Banner Alzheimer’s Institute (BAI); Director of data management & statistical core, Arizona Alzheimer’s disease core center, National Alzheimer’s Coordinating Center. He also holds adjunct professorships at Beijing Normal University, Arizona State University and University of Arizona. Using and developing neuroimaging analytic/statistical techniques, his research interests include the tracer kinetic modeling, brain volume, functional connectivity changes, and multi-modal data integration for the studies of human brain functions and Alzheimer’s disease. He has over 200 peer-reviewed publications (partial list https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Kewei_Chen)

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Banner Alzheimer Institute
Phoenix, AZ
USA

Jinglong Wu (Biography
Jinglong Wu

Prof. Wu’s current research interests are ergonomics, cognitive neuroscience and neuroimaging. He is the author of two books, Complex Medical Engineering and Modern Human Factors Engineering. He has published about 250 refereed journal and conference papers. Dr. Wu was the general Chairman of the International Conference on Complex Medical Engineering. He received the Best Paper Award of IEEE Joint International Conference on Neural Network in 1993, SICE in 2000, and the Best Paper Award of IEEE/ICME International Conference on Complex Medical Engineering in 2009.

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Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology, Okayama University
Okayama
Japan


Advisory Editors:

Alfredo Berardelli
Sapienza Università di Roma
Rome
Italy

Mark Hallett (Biography
Mark Hallett

Dr. Hallett is the Chief of the Human Motor Control Section, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland. He is past President of the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine and the Movement Disorder Society, past Vice-President of the American Academy of Neurology, and is now President of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology. His work mainly deals with principles of motor control and the pathophysiology of movement disorders.

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Human Motor Control Section
NINDS, NIH
Bethesda, MD
USA

Yoshikazu Nishikawa
Research Institute for Applied Sciences
Kyoto
Japan

Hidenao Fukuyama (Biography
Hidenao Fukuyama

Dr. Hidenao Fukuyama is now at the Professor of Research and Education Unit of Leaders for Integrated Medical System, and until 2015, at the position of the Professor and director, Human Brain Research Center, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine.

Main works has been directed to the imaging of Neurological disorders, particularly, cerebrovascular disorders, Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease.

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Kyoto University
Kyoto
Japan

Tsu-Tian Lee (Biography
Tsu-Tian Lee

Tsu-Tian Lee is currently the National Endow Chair of Ministry of Education, Tamkang University.. He was a Full Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Kentucky, KY U.S.A. He had severed as the President of National Taipei University of Technology (NTUT). He is a Fellow of IEEE , an IET Fellow, a NYAS Fellow , a CACS Fellow, and a Fellow CME. He received the IEEE SMC Society Norbert Wiener Award in 2009.

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Tamkang University
New Taipei City 251
Taiwan


Managing Editor:

Jiajia Yang (Biography
Jiajia Yang

Dr. Yang’s Ph.D. was obtained at the Intelligent Mechanical System Engineering Department, at Kagawa University, Japan (2009). In 2009, he joined the Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology, Okayama University, as a postdoc fellow, and in 2010 became an assistant professor. His current research interests include cognitive and psychological neuroscience, neuroimaging, early detection of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) with tactile and kinetic approach. He has published more than 90 refereed journal, conference papers and book chapters.

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Okayama University
Okayama
Japan


Senior Editors:

Jiping He
Arizona State University
Phoenix, AZ
USA

John Rothwell
UCL Institute of Neurology
London
UK

Shozo Tobimatsu (Biography
Shozo Tobimatsu

Since December 1999, Dr. Tobimatsu has been Professor and Chairman, Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, Neurological Institute, Faculty of Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University. From August 2006 to December 2014, he was a Vice Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Kyushu University. Since November 2013, he has been a president of the Japanese Society of Clinical Neurophyiology. His current research interests are higher brain functions and cognitive neuroscience in humans, using non-invasive methods such as EEG, ERP, and MEG. Dr. Tobimatsu has authored more than 140 manuscripts.

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Kyushu University
Fukuoka
Japan

Mecheal Andreas Nitsche (Biography
Mecheal Andreas Nitsche

Dr. Nitsche is Scientific Director of the Department of Psychology and Neurosciences at the Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors in Dortmund, Germany. He is furthermore staff member at the Dept. Neurology of the University Medical Hospital Bergmannsheil, Bochum, adjunct member of the psychological faculty oft he University of Bochum, and Member oft he International Graduate School for Neurosciences at Bochum University. Previously, he worked as neurologist at the University Medical Hospital Goettingen, Dept. Clinical Neurophysiology. His main research interest is focused on cognitive neuroscience, and non-invasive brain stimulation approaches in humans.

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Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors
Dortmund
Germany

Yong Shen
Roskamp Institute
Tampa, FL
USA

Abraham Zangen (Biography
Abraham Zangen

Professor Abraham Zangen is the head of the brain stimulation and behavior lab in Ben-Gurion University in Israel. His research is directed to identification and treatment of altered neuroplasticity in psychiatric disorders, using brain stimulation techniques in both animal models and humans. He has developed unique coils allowing transcranial magnetic stimulation of deep brain regions, which are widely used for research and treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders. Prof. Zangen has published over 120 peer reviewed articles, reviews and book chapters, and was rewarded with numerous personal prizes for his scientific achievements including the Medical Futures Innovation Award in London and the Juludan Prize in Israel.

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Ben Gurion University
Beer Sheva
Israel


Associate Editors:

Koji Abe (Biography
Koji Abe

Dr. Koji Abe is 60 years old man, and is currently Professor and Chairman of Neurology at Okayama University Medical School in Japan. He graduated Tohoku University School of Medicine (M.D.), and then got Ph.D. title from Tohoku University. Professor Koji Abe has been publishing more than 600 papers on neurology and neuroscience fields including neurobioengineering. His research interests cover many important fields of neurology especially in the mechanism of ischemic brain damage, gene and stem cell therapy, neuroprotection, and neuroimaging. He is the past president of the International Society of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism (CBFM), and organized World CBFM meeting in Osaka in 2007 and Japan-Asia CBFM meeting Okayama city in 2014. He organized ICME (International Complex Medicine and Engineering) on 2015 in Okayama city.

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Okayama University
Okayama
Japan

Vincenzo Di Lazzaro
Institute of Neurology, Campus Biomedico University
Rome
Italy

Shuxiang Guo (Biography
Shuxiang Guo

Dr. Guo is a Full Professor at the Department of Intelligent Mechanical System Engineering, Kagawa University, Takamatsu, Japan, since 2005. He has published about 470 refereed journal and conference papers. His current research interests include biomimetic underwater robots and medical robot systems for minimal invasive surgery, micro catheter system, micropump, and smart material (SMA, IPMC) based on actuators. He is Editor in chief for International Journal of Mechatronics and Automation, He is also the Founding Chair of IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation.

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Kagawa University
Kagawa
Japan

Md Kamal Hosain
Deakin University
Melbourne
Australia

Qiang Huang (Biography
Qiang Huang

Qiang Huang, IEEE Fellow, a professor in Beijing Institute of Technology. He received PhD degree from the Waseda University, Japan. He was appointed the Chung Kong Scholar Professorship of the Ministry of Education of China, and was granted Distinguished Young Scholar of the National Science Foundation of China. He is also the associate editor of some International Journals, such as Advanced Robotics and Social Robotics.

His research interests include humanoid robots, medical robot and micro/nano robot. And the five generation humanoid robots he developed has reached international advanced level. In recent decade, he has published more than 200 journal and conference papers, such as the IEEE Transaction on Robotics. More than 150 of these papers were catalogued by SCI/EI. He has received best paper rewards for 5 times. More than 70 patents were applied and about 40 were granted.

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Beijing Institute of Technology
Beijing
China

Tetsuo Kobayashi (Biography
Tetsuo Kobayashi

Prof. Tetsuo Kobayashi received his Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering in 1984 from Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan. Since 2004, he has been a full professor of Biomedical Engineering in Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan. He is an author or co-author of more than 250 publications. His research interests include functional neuroimaging, cognitive neuroscience, biomagnetism and magnetic resonance imaging. Since 2012, he has been the Vice-President of Institute of Complex Medical Engineering (ICME). He is currently a councilor of Japanese Society of Biomagnetism and a councilor of Japanese Society for Brain Electromagnetic Topography (JSBET).

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Kyoto University
Kyoto
Japan

Bao-Liang Lu
Shanghai Jiaotong University
Shanghai
China

Jin-Jing Pei
Karolinska Institutet
Stockholm
Sweden

Marco Santello (Biography
Marco Santello

Dr. Santello is Professor, Harrington Endowed Chair, and Director of the School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering at Arizona State University. He has over 20 years of experience in research on neural control of movement, biomechanics, and neurophysiology. Dr. Santello holds a Ph.D. in Exercise Science from the University of Birmingham, UK. He has authored more than 100 publications in neuroscience and biomedical engineering journals. His research has been supported by US federal agencies (NIH, NSF, DARPA), foundations, and industry, and has served on grant review panels for funding agencies in the US and Europe.

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Arizona State University
Phoenix, AZ
USA

Satoshi Takahashi
Okayama University
Okayama
Japan

Paul Wen
University of Southern Queensland
Toowoomba
Australia

Lei Yiming (Biography
Lei Yiming

Dr. Lei is a principal investigator in Engineering Research Center of Digital Hospital System of State Ministry of Education, Peking University, China. He holds a B.Sc degree from Peking University and a Ph.D degree from University of Limerick. His research areas include behavoural modeling, signal processing, image processing, and device development in biomedical engineering and telecommunications. Dr. Lei has published 20s peer-reviewed papers and 4 book chapters, and he took 7 funding projects from Chinese Ministries, institutes, and companies. Dr. Lei also serves as an academic committee member in CSIP public platform, State Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, China.

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Peking University
Beijing
China

Ming Zhang
Soochow University
Suzhou
China

Dehua Chui
Peking University
Beijing
China

Anirban Dutta (Biography
Anirban Dutta

Dr. Dutta is Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering and the Director of Neuroengineering and Informatics for Rehabilitation laboratory at the University at Buffalo SUNY, USA. He has more than 14 years’ experience in bringing neuromodulation devices from bench to beside. Dr. Dutta holds a PhD in Biomedical/Neural Engineering from Case Western Reserve University, USA and a Master of Science in Cerebrovascular Medicine from Charite, Berlin, Germany. He is a recipient of Alexander von Humboldt post-doctoral fellowship at the Universitätsmedizin Göttingen, Germany, and led design & development of neurobiological instrumentation at HHMI's Janelia Farm Research Campus, USA; INRIA, France, and Leibniz Research Centre, Germany.

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University at Buffalo SUNY
Buffalo, NY
United States

Makoto Hashizume
Kyushu University
Fukuoka
Japan

Hamid Gholam Hosseini (Biography
Hamid Gholam Hosseini

Dr. Hamid GholamHosseini is Associate Professor, Auckland University of Technology (AUT). He has more than 20 years of experience in the research and development of Biomedical and Electrical Engineering as applied to healthcare, patient monitoring and diagnosis.

His research has comprised of more than 120 refereed publications. Previously, he served as the program leader of Biotronic Engineering at AUT developing curriculum for this program. Dr. GholamHosseini is also a visiting professor at Embedded Sensor Systems for Health (E-SSH), Mälardalen University and leading a research project on “Vital Signs Monitoring and Decision Support Systems".

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Auckland University of Technology
Auckland
New Zealand

Yo-Ping Huang (Biography
Yo-Ping Huang

Yo-Ping Huang received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, USA. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at National Taipei University of Technology (NTUT), Taiwan. He also serves as President of Taiwan Association of Systems Science and Engineering, and Chair of IEEE SMC Taipei Chapter. He was the secretary general at NTUT, Chair of IEEE CIS Taipei Chapter and CEO of Joint Commission of Technological and Vocational College Admission Committee in Taiwan. He was professor and Dean of College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Tatung University, Taipei, before joining NTUT. His research interests include healthcare systems design, Internet of Things (IoT), and medical data mining. Prof. Huang is a senior member of the IEEE and a Fellow of the IET.

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National Taipei University of Technology
Taipei
Taiwan

Abbas Z. Kouzani (Biography
Abbas Z. Kouzani

Abbas Kouzani, PhD, is Professor of Microsystems Engineering and Director of Advanced Integrated Microsystems Group at Deakin University, Australia. His research interests focus on medical and biological microsystems including lab-on-a-chip devices, bioinstruments, implants, biosensors, RF microdevices, and biofabrication.

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School of Engineering, Deakin University
Melbourne
Australia

Etsuro Matsubara
Oita University
Oita
Japan

Hong Qing (Biography
Hong Qing

Dr. Qing is Professor and head of Department of Biological Science in School of life Science, Beijing Institute of Technology. He has more than 20 years of experience in neuroscience research and drug discovery for Neurodegenerative Disorders. Dr. Qing holds a MD and Ph. D in Neurobiology from Sun Yat-sen Medical University Science, he has authored more than 100 manuscripts, 2 patents. Dr. Qing is also an adjunct faculty member at Lan Zhou University, China.

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Beijing Institute of Technology
Beijing
China

Baoci Shan
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Beijing
China

Tetsuo Touge
Kagawa University
Kagawa
Japan

Teresa Wu (Biography
Teresa Wu

Teresa Wu is a Professor of Industrial Engineering Program, School of Computing, Informatics, Decision Systems Engineering at Arizona State University. Her current research interests include: health informatics, distributed decision support and swarm intelligence. Professor Wu has published more than 80 journal articles in journals such as NeuroImage, Radiology, IEEE Transaction on Medical Imaging, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, Information Science. She is currently serving as the editor-in-chief for IIE Transactions on healthcare systems engineering.

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Arizona State University
Phoenix, AZ
USA

Meixiang Yu (Biography
Meixiang Yu

Dr. Meixiang Yu is the Director of Cyclotron cGMP Radiochemistry Laboratory, Associate Professor, Department of Radiology, Weill Cornell Medical College. He has been PI, Co-PI, co- investigator in over 10 Grants as a Senior radiochemist in 15 years PET drug research; Dr. Yu has advanced knowledge in radiochemistry and medicinal chemistry, especially in the positron emission tomography (PET) neuroimaging biomarker development; Dr. Yu is a Certified cGMP Professional; Certified cGLP professional; Certified Medical Cyclotron Operator; RDRC, IND, aNDA documentation Manager. Dr. Yu is an experienced scientist in PET neuroimaging drug development and production, quality assurance, quality control, various synthesis modules, QC instruments; Designing, building and fully operation of a new cyclotron cGMP PET radiopharmaceutical laboratory.

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The Methodist Hospital Research Institute
Houston, TX
USA

Ning Zhong (Biography
Ning Zhong

Ning Zhong is currently head of Knowledge Information Systems Laboratory, and a professor in Department of Life Science and Informatics, Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan. Dr. Zhong is the editor-in-chief of Brain Informatics journal (Springer Nature), the editor-in-chief of Brain Informatics & Health (BIH) book series (Springer Nature), and serves as editorial board for several international journals and book series and editor (the area of intelligent systems) of the Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering. Dr. Zhong is the co-founder and co-chair of Web Intelligence Consortium (WIC), chair of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Task Force on Brain Informatics, co-founder and steering committee co-chair of IEEE/WIC/ACM international conference on Web Intelligence (WI), and co-founder and steering committee co-chair of international conference on Brain Informatics & Health (BIH).

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Maebashi Institute of Technology
Gunma
Japan

Yulin Deng
Beijing Institute of Technology
Beijing
China

Dimitris Fotiadis (Biography
Dimitris Fotiadis

Prof Dimitrios I. Fotiadis (M)is currently a Professor of Biomedical Engineering in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece, and Director of the Unit of Medical Technology and Intelligent Information Systems. He is an Affiliated Member of Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas, Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Dept. of Biomedical Research. He has coordinated and participated in more than 200 R&D funded projects. He is a senior member of IEEE, member of IEEE Technical Committee of information Technology in Healthcare and the Editor in Chief of IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, receiving editor for the Biomedical Signal Processing and Control Journal, Associate Editor for Computers in Biology and Medicine and Editorial Board Member in Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering. His research interests include multiscale modeling of human tissues and organs, intelligent wearable/implantable devices for automated diagnosis, processing of big medical data, sensor informatics, image informatics, and bioinformatics.

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University of Ioannina
Ipiros
Greece

Koichi Hirata
Dokkyo Medical University
North Kobayashi
Japan

Zhongdan Huan
Beijing Normal University
Beijing
China

Yong Jeong (Biography
Yong Jeong

Dr. Yong Jeong is an associate Professor of Department of Bio and Brain Engineering, Program of Brain and Cognitive Engineering, Graduate School of Medical Science and Technology at KAIST. Currently he is serving as a director of KAIST Institute for Health Science and Technology (KIHST). Dr. Jeong received his M.D degree in 1991 and Ph.D in neurophysiology in 1997 at Yonsei University. He is also a Neurologist and affiliated with Samsung Medical Center and KAIST Papparado Clinic. His main interest of research is to explore the fundamental architecture of brain underlying cognitive process and pathophysiology of neurodegenerative and cerebrovascular disease. He is now leading Dr. M Project, a smart health care platform system initiated from KAIST.

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Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Daejeon
South Korea

Jiming Liu (Biography
Jiming Liu

Jiming Liu is the Chair Professor of Computer Science and the Acting Dean of Faculty of Science at Hong Kong Baptist University. He received his M.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees from McGill University. His research interests include Data Analytics, Data Mining and Machine Learning, Complex Network Analytics, Data-Driven Complex Systems Modeling, and Health Informatics. He is a Fellow of the IEEE. Prof. Liu has served as the Editor-in-Chief of Web Intelligence Journal (IOS), and the Associate Editor of Big Data and Information Analytics (AIMS), IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering (Bentham), and Computational Intelligence (Wiley), among others.

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Hong Kong Baptist University
Kowloon Tong
Hong Kong

Max Qing –Hu Meng
Chinese University of Hong Kong
Shatin
Hong Kong

Anqi Qiu (Biography
Anqi Qiu

Dr. Qiu is associate professor at Department of Biomedical Engineering and Clinical Imaging Research Centre at National University of Singapore. She is also a principal investigator at Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences of Agency for Science Technology and Research (A*STAR).

Dr. Qiu has been devoted to innovation in computational analyses of complex and informative datasets comprising of disease phenotypes and neuroimages to understand the origins of individual differences in health throughout the lifespan.

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National University of Singapore
Lower Kent Road
Singapore

Hisao Tachibana (Biography
Hisao Tachibana

Dr Tachibana is an honorary Professor of Hyogo College of Medicine and an honorary Director of Nishinomiya Kyoritsu Neurosurgical Hospital, Nishinomiya, Japan. He graduated from Keio University, School of Medicine,Tokyo and received PhD from Keio University. He studied cerebral blood flow in dementia at Baylor College of Medicine,Houston,USA under Professor John S Meyer. He is a Japanese board-certified Neurologist. He served as a Professor and Chairman of Internal Medicine, Hyogo College of Medicine and has been working on pathophysiology of cognitive function in dementing illnesses using SPECT, cold xenon and CT, MRI and neuropsychological measurements.

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Hyogo College of Medicine
Hyogo
Japan

Shusaku Tsumoto (Biography
Shusaku Tsumoto

Shusaku Tsumoto graduated from Osaka University, School of Medicine in 1989, received his Ph.D from Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1997, and now is a Professor of Medical Informatics in Shimane University. His interests include approximate reasoning, data mining, fuzzy sets, granular computing, hospital management, intelligent information system, knowledge acquisition, non-classical logic, rough sets and service science (alphabetical order). He served as a president of International Rough Set Society from 2000 to 2005 and serves as a co-chair of technical committee on Granular Computing in IEEE SMC society from 2008.

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Shimane University
Matsue
Japan

Takao Yamasaki (Biography
Takao Yamasaki

Dr. Yamasaki is an executive director and a director of Clinical Departments of Minkodo Minohara Hospital. He also worked at the Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, Kyushu University, as an assistant professor (2005–2007), a research assistant professor (2007–2015) and a research fellow (2015–present). Based on 19 years of clinical education and experience in the fields of neurology and clinical neurophysiology, his main interest has focused on non-invasive measurements of human brain function, especially higher visual recognition in healthy humans and various neurological disorders, by combining psychophysiological, electrophysiological (EEG, ERPs) and neuroimaging (fMRI, MEG, NIRS) methods.

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Minkodo Minohara Hospital
Fukuoka
Japan

Feng Zhang
Zunyi Medical College
Guizhou
China

Yun Zhou (Biography
Yun Zhou

Dr. Yun Zhou is Assistant Professor at the The Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and Guest Professor of Peking University First Hospital. Dr. Zhou obtained his Ph.D. in Biomedical Physics and M.S. in Biomathematics from the University of California at Los Angeles. Dr. Zhou’s research focuses on the quantitative functional imaging with PET, SPECT, CT, MRI, and its applications in neurology, oncology, and drug evaluation.

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Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD
USA


Editorial Board Members:

Christian Collet (Biography
Christian Collet

CHRISTIAN COLLET received a Ph.D. in Neurophysiology from Claude Bernard University (Lyon, France) in 1995. He is currently full professor in Neurophysiology and head of the Inter-University Laboratory of Human Movement Science. During the last ten years, he has conducted research in the areas of human factors in cognitive ergonomics and in the more general area of motor performance, focusing on the effects of mental processes on motor performance. The main topics are related to the general fields of motor imagery and mental workload (control of emotional activity, arousal and vigilance).

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Claude Bernard University Lyon 1
Villeurbanne
France

Marta Parazzini (Biography
Marta Parazzini

Marta Parazzini received the M.D. in Biomedical engineering and Ph.D. in Bioengineering from Politecnico di Milano, Italy. She is a Research Scientist at the Institute of Electronics, Computer and Telecommunication Engineering, Italian National Research Council (CNR), Milano, Italy. Her primary research activity deals with the medical applications of electromagnetic field (EMF), the computational modeling of the interactions between EMF and biological system, the deterministic and stochastic methods applied to EMF exposure assessment.

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Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, IEIIT CNR
Milano
Italy

Yasuo Iwasaki (Biography
Yasuo Iwasaki

Yasuo Iwasaki is a professor and Chairman of Department of Neurology,Toho University Omori Medical center. Author and coauthors more than 200 papers published in International journals.Members of American and international Society of Neurology. His main research interests are therapeutic strategy in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

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Toho University, Omori Hospital
Tokyo
Japan

Alessandro Tognetti (Biography
Alessandro Tognetti

Dr. Tognetti is assistant professor in Bioengineering and senior researcher at research center “E.Piaggio” at University of Pisa (Italy). He his chair of the courses “Biosensors”, “Bioelectrical Phenomena” and “Minimally invasive devices” of the Biomedical Engineering Degree of the University of Pisa. He holds a master degree in Electronic Engineering and a Ph.D. in Robotics, Automation and Bioengineering. Dr Tognetti has authored more than 100 peer reviewed publications and 2 patents. His research activity id focussed on the design and development of multimodal wearable technologies able to measure and analyse – in out-of-lab daily life contexts - human posture and movement as well as physiological signals.

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Universita di Pisa
Pisa
Italy

Bernadette Murphy (Biography
Bernadette Murphy

Bernadette A. Murphy is a Professor and Associate Dean Research and Graduate Studies at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. She holds a PhD in Human Neurophysiology from the University of Auckland. The overall theme of her research is neural plasticity in humans. She investigates the role of altered sensory input from the spine on sensorimotor integration and motor control. She combines performance measures of speed and accuracy with neurophysiological techniques including transcranial magnetic stimulation, and somatosensory evoked and has authored more than 65 manuscripts.

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University of Ontario
Oshawa, ON
Canada


Guest Editor(s):

Yiming LEI
Peking University
Beijing
China

Tianyi Yan
School of Life Science
Beijing
China


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