Dr. CHAN Ho Man (陳皓敏)

B.Eng. CUHK, M.S., Ph.D. USC, Senior Member IEEE

Visiting address
YEUNG-G6356
Phone: +852 34427651

Author IDs

Willing to take PhD students: yes
Willing to talk to media: yes

Research Interests/Areas

  • Computational Neuroscience
  • Neural Prosthesis
  • Brain-Computer Interface
  • Bio-Signal Processing

Biography

Dr. Rosa H. M. Chan received her Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering in 2011 at University of Southern California (USC), where she also received her M.S. degrees in Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Aerospace Engineering. During her graduate studies at the USC Center for Neural Engineering (CNE) led by Dr. Theodore W. Berger, Rosa and her colleagues were developing neural prostheses for damaged cognitive function resulting from injury or diseases such as Alzheimer’s. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electronic Engineering at City University of Hong Kong. Her primary research interest is to develop biologically constrained mathematical models of mammalian neural systems.

She received the B.Eng (1st Hon.) degree in Automation and Computer-Aided Engineering and a minor in Computer Science from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in 2003. After graduation, she spent a year researching the manipulation of carbon nanotubes using dielectrophoretic force in the CUHK Center for Micro and Nano Systems led by Dr. Wen J. Li. She was later awarded the Croucher Scholarship and Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fellowship for Overseas Studies in 2004. In the summer of 2010, she was awarded Google Scholarship and participated in the Singularity University Graduate Studies Program at NASA AMES. Her undergraduate and graduate studies have brought her to New York University (US), Kyushu University (Japan), and Bogazici University (Turkey) where she studied and/or researched computer animation and visual effects, microfluidics for astronautics applications, and biocomplexity.

Activities

Professional Activites

  • Associate Editor, The HKIE Transactions, 2013-14
  • Chair, IEEE EMBS Hong Kong-Macau Joint Chapter, 2014
  • Program Officer, IEEE EMBS Hong Kong-Macau Joint Chapter, 2013
  • Reviewer: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, BioMedical Engineering Online, Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, etc.

Prizes/Honours

Awards and Scholarships

  • 2nd Prize, Outstanding Teacher Award (Level 3 Courses), CityU EE, 2012/13
  • Leader of Tomorrow, 41st St. Gallen Symposium, Switzerland, 2011
  • Google Scholarship, Singularity University, NASA AMES, 2010
  • Merit Fellowship, Women in Science and Engineering Program, University of Southern California, 2009-2010
  • Outstanding Academic Achievement Award, Office of International Services, University of Southern California, 2006
  • Croucher Scholarship, Croucher Foundation, 2004-2006
  • Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fellowship for Overseas Study, Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fund Council, 2004-2006
  • Thomas HC Cheung Postgraduate Scholarship, Hong Kong Association of University Women, 2003
  • Sir David Trench Scholarship, United College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2003
  • Cheung Chuk Shan Scholarship, United College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2002-2003
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering Scholarship, The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, 2003
  • Prof. Wang Shu Tao Memorial Prize of United College Alumni Association, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2002
  • Association of International Exchange Scholarship, Japan, 2002
  • Sir Edward Youde Memorial Scholarship, Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fund Council, 2002
  • Chiap Hua Cheng's Foundation Scholarship, Chiap Hua Cheng's Foundation, 2002
  • United College Endowment Fund Price, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2001
  • HKAUW Spring Chen Undergraduate Scholarship, Hong Kong Association of University Women (HKAUW), 2001
  • Student Research Fund, Varitronix R&D Fund, 2001