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Room C253, Medical Science Building,
Department of Biomedical Engineering,
School of Medicine, Tsinghua University,
Beijing, 100084, China.
Phone: +86-10-62794058-81
Fax: +86-10-62792995
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Supervisor:Prof. Shangkai Gao


  • Ph.D. Candidate, Biomedical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China,
2004~Present (Expected June, 2009)
  • B.S. Degree, Biomedical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China,

Research Experience

  • 2007.5 ~ Present Ph.D. researches in Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Cognitive Reading and its application in Brain Machine Interface: use ECoG (Electrocorticography) on Epileptic patients, fMRI (functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging), and MEG (Magnetoencephalography) to investigate the mechanisms of different cognitive processes, like sensory motor integration, working memory, calculation, and try to implement the results on BMI development.
  • 2006.3~2007.5 Research staff (Exchange student) in Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA
Mechanism of Crossmodal Working Memory: use ERP, ERSP and Granger Causality methods to investigate the sequential process and brain cooperation between different areas during crossmodal working memory tasks.
  • 2004.9~2006.3 Ph.D. research in Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Phase synchrony of independent cognitive components in tactile-visual crossmodal: Use ICA and Phase-Locking Synchrony to identify the Phase Synchrony of independent cognitive components.
  • 2003.11~2004.6 Bachelor Thesis research in Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Spatial-Temporal Analysis of Pain Evoked Potentials: Use spatio-temporal analysis to pain evoked potentials, try to find the mechanism of pain.

English Proficiency

  • English Proficiency Test II of Tsinghua University 2004
  • Chinese College English Test Band 6 2002
  • English Proficiency Test I of Tsinghua University 2002

Research Interests

  • Dynamics of sensory motor integration
  • Neural correlates in crossmodal working memory
  • New cognition based Brain Machine Interface
  • Different calculation mechanisms in Abacus experts and normal people

Honors and Awards

  • Second Class- “Friends of Tsinghua” Scholarship 2007
  • Second Class-Graduate Mathematic Modeling Competition in China 2005
  • First Class-“Schneider Electric” Scholarship 2005
  • First Class- “Friends of Tsinghua” Scholarship 2003
  • Second Class- “Friends of Tsinghua” Scholarship 2001


  • Ohara S, Wang L, Ku Y, Lenz FA, Hsiao SS, Hong B, Zhou YD, (2008) Neural activities of tactile cross-modal working memory in humans: an event-related potential study. Neuroscience 152(3): 692-702
  • Ku Y, Ohara S, Wang L, Lenz FA, Hsiao SS, et al. (2007) Prefrontal Cortex and Somatosensory Cortex in Tactile Crossmodal Association: An Independent Component Analysis of ERP Recordings. PLoS ONE 2(8): e771.
  • Bo Hong, Soumyadipta Acharya, Yixuan Ku, Shangkai Gao, and Nitish V. Thakor:Measurement of dynamic coupling of independent EEG components from cognitive tasks. International Journal of Bioelectromagnetism, 2006. Vol. 8, No. 1
  • W Jia, X Liu, X Gao, L Guo, Y Lei, Y Ku, S Gao, The Detection of Seizure Vulnerable Period from Epidural EEG Recordings of Epilepsy Rat. Neural Engineering, 2005. Conference Proceedings. 2nd International IEEE EMBS Conference on. March. 690- 692
  • Xiaorong Gao, Liang Guo, Yang Lei, Yixuan Ku, A System for Epidural EEG Data Acquisition from a Rat. Animal Model, The 2nd World Congress for Chinese Biomedical Engineers, Beijing China, September. 27-29,2004.

Presentation of the dissertation project and the research results to date

Last Updated ( Saturday, 06 March 2010 )