Neural Interface Research
Laboratory




4.7.2022

Welcome Antara Verma to join our group as a RA!

30.6.2022

Farewell gathering for Camroo!
Image on the left, L-R: Robin, Houwang, Olivia, Anju, Camroo, Leanne, Michael, Abdelrahman, Antara

24.6.2022

Celebration luncheon for Camroo's success on HKAI's Funding!
Image on the right, L-R: Abdelrahman, Houwang, Olivia, Anju, Leanne, Camroo, Stephen, Michael
Image on the top left, L-R: Stephen, Leanne, Houwang, Abdelrahman
Image on the bottom left, L-R: Olivia, Anju, Sojeong Pak (guest), Michael, Camroo

20.6.2022

Welcome Michael Ko Chun Wai to join our group as a RA!

2.6.2022

Congrats to Abdelrahman Eldaly (phd student) and Jasper Tsan (fyp student) who won a third prize in the 8th Hong Kong University Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition for a project, titled Brain Signal Processing and Classification for Depth of Anesthesia.

27.5.2022

Congrats to Wendy Wing Shan Yu (HKU collaborator's student), Stephen Agadagba, and Dr. Lim (HKU collaborator) for our paper: "Antidepressant-like effects of transcorneal electrical stimulation in rat models " being accepted in Brain Stimulation. This work marks a wonderful and blissful collaboration between the Neural Interface Research Laboratory at CityU and the Neuromodulation Laboratory at HKU.

19.5.2022

Congratulations to Houwang for winning the third prize, under Computer Engineering & Control Systems, in the CityU EE Research Student Symposium!

Bottom right, L-R: Dr. Ehsan Nekouei, Houwang Zhang (phd student), Leanne Chan

16.5.2022

Lab group meeting on Zoom

L: Houwang Zhang, Anju Malik, Camroo Ahmed, Olivia Ye R: Leanne Chan, Abdelrahman Eldaly, Stephen Agadagba, Wanmeng Li

29.4.2022

Welcome Wanmeng Li (Robin) to join our group as a RA!

1.3.2022

Congrats to Dr. Stephen Agadagba! He successfully defended his thesis!

28.1.2022

Congrats to Tommy Law and Camroo Ahmed for winning the HK Tech 300 Seed Fund.

15.1.2022

Congrats to Stephen Agadagba and Abdelrahman Eldaly for their paper "Transcorneal Electrical Stimulation Induces Long-lasting Enhancement of Brain Functional and Directional Connectivity in Retinal Degeneration Mice " being accepted in Frontiers Cellular Neuroscience .

26.11.2021

Farewell for Cecilia!

Front: Cecilia Li (postdoc), L-R: Abdelrahman Eldaly (phd student), Camroo Ahmed (research assistant), Olivia Ye (phd stduent), Stephen Agadagba (phd student), Leanne Chan, Houwang Zhang (phd stuent), Sesugh Nder (research assistant), Anju Malik (phd student)

14.8.2021

Congrats to Anju Malik and Abdelrahman Eldaly for their paper "Neuronal oscillatory signatures in the developing mouse visual cortex after short-term monocular deprivation " being accepted in Cerebral Cortex.

29.7.2021

HK Tech 300 seed fund presentation ceremony. Congrats to Camroo Ahmed again!

29.6.2021

Farewell for Dr. Lee!

L-R: Camroo Ahmed (research assistant), Anju Malik (phd student), Stephen Agadagba (phd student), Leanne Chan, Dr. Lee (postdoc), Cecilia Li (postdoc), Olivia Ye (phd stduent), Abdelrahman Eldaly (phd student)

28.6.2021

Congrats to Camroo Ahmed for winning the HK Tech 300 Seed Fund.

18.6.2021

Congrats to Abdelrahman Eldaly and Stephen Agadagba for their paper "Machine Learning Based Hardware Architecture for DOA Measurement from Mice EEG " being accepted in IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering.

9.6.2021

Congrats to Dr. Hui Xie (previous postdoc), Dr. Yi Wang (PhD graduate), Olivia Ye, and Shiyi Fang (previous RA) for their paper "Monitoring Cortical Response and Electrode-Retina Impedance under Epiretinal Stimulation in Rats" being accepted in IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering.

4.6.2021

Congratulations to Abdelrahman for winning the first prize, under Computer Engineering & Control Systems, in the CityU EE Research Student Symposium!

L-R: Prof. Moshe Zukerman, Abdelrahman Eldaly (phd student)

Nice job everyone!

L-R: Olivia Ye, Abdelrahman Eldaly, Anju Malik, Stephen Agadagba

21.5.2021

Graduation photo for Cecilia (from CityU/BMS). Dr. Cecilia Li has joined us over 5 months!

(Top) L-R: Jae-Neung Lee (postdoc), Anju Malik (phd student), Cecilia Li (postdoc) , Leanne Chan, Camroo Ahmed (research assistant)
(Bottom) L-R: Leanne Chan, Anju Malik (phd student), Cecilia Li (postdoc), Jae-Neung Lee (postdoc), Abdelrahman Eldaly (phd student)

26.11.2020

Thanksgiving brief gathering. Farewell for Shiyi Fang. Welcome Dr. Jae-Neung Lee to join our group as a postdoctoral fellow!

L-R: Stephen Agadagba (phd student), Olivia ye (phd student), Shiyi Fang (research assistant), Jae-Neung Lee (postdoc), Leanne Chan, Anju Malik (phd student), Abdelrahman Eldaly (phd student)

30.9.2020

Farewell for Wayne Zhao. Welcome Camroo Ahmed to join our group as a research assistant!

L-R: Abdelrahman Eldaly (phd student), Stephen Agadagba (phd student), Leanne Chan, Wayne Zhao (research assistant), Anju Malik (phd student), Shiyi Fang (research assistant), Olivia ye (phd student)
L-R: Shiyi Fang (research assistant), Olivia ye (phd student), Stephen Agadagba (phd student), Wayne Zhao (research assistant), Leanne Chan, Anju Malik (phd student), Camroo Ahmed (research assistant)

8.9.2020

Congrats to Stephen Agadagba for his paper "Excitation of the Pre-frontal and Primary Visual Cortex in Response to Transcorneal Electrical Stimulation in Retinal Degeneration Mice " being accepted in Frontiers in Neuroscience.

25.8.2020

Congrats to Abdelrahman for receiving the Research Tuition Scholarship 2019/20 award!

22.8.2020

Congrats to previous postdoc, Dr. Ke Chen for his paper "Residual Contrast Response in Primary Visual Cortex of Rats with Inherited Retinal Degeneration" being accepted in Vision Research.

19.8.2020

Congrats to Stephen Agadagba and Abdelrahman Eldaly for their abstract "Electrical Stimulation Enhances and Maintains Theta-Gamma Modulation in Retinal Degeneration Mice" received the 2nd Prize winner of the IEEE EMB Hong Kong - Macau Joint Chapter Student Project Competition 2020.

29.7.2020

Congrats to Stephen Agadagba for his paper "Modulation of Narrowband and Broadband Gamma Connectivity in Retinal Degeneration Mice According to Electrical Stimulation Pulse Width" received the HKIE Outstanding Paper Award for Young Engineers/Researchers 2020.

23.7.2020

Leanne successfully hosted a mini-symposium with Dr. Maesoon Im on "Artificial Vision: Latest Progress in Retinal Prosthetics" in the 42nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC'20), Online.

10.4.2020

Congrats to Stephen Agadagba for his paper "Spontaneous Feedforward Connectivity in Electrically Stimulated Retinal Degeneration Mice" being accepted to present at the 42nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC'20), Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

1.4.2020

Welcome Wayne to join our group as a research assistant!

18.2.2020

Welcome Dr. Du to join our group as a research fellow!

30.11.2019

Thanksgiving lunch
L-R: Caleb Cheung, Abdelrahman Eldaly (phd student), Stephen Agadagba (phd student), Leanne Chan, Rocky Cheung

19.11.2019

Congrats to previous postdoc, Dr. Ke Chen for his paper "Monocular visual deprivation and ocular dominance plasticity measurement in the mouse primary visual cortex" being accepted in Journal of Visualized Experiments.

18.10.2019

Farewell lunch for Li Xin
L-R: Abdelrahman Eldaly (phd student), Anju Malik (phd student), Leanne Chan, Xin Li (research associate), Stephen Agadagba (phd student), Olivia Ye (phd student), Shiyi Fang (research assistant)

6.8.2019

Welcome Shiyi to join our group as a research assistant!
L-R: Shiyi Fang (msc student), Xin Li (research associate), Anju Malik (phd student), Stephen Agadagba (phd student), Leanne Chan, Dr. Yi Wang (alumni)

25.7.2019

Leanne presented the co-authored paper "Effect of Interphase Gap Duration and Stimulus Rate on Threshold of Visual Cortical Neurons in the Rat" in the 40th International Annual EMBC, Berlin, Germany
L-R (top): Dr. Katie Chan, Leanne Chan; L-R (middle): Leanne Chan, Dr. Hui Xie (co-author)

2.7.2019

Prof. Yves Fregnac from Paris-Saclay Institute of Neuroscience visits Hong Kong!
L-R: Leanne Chan, Prof. Irina Kopysova, Prof. Yves Fregnac

11.4.2019

Congrats to Dr. Hui Xie for his paper "Effect of interphase gap duration and stimulus rate on threshold of visual cortical neurons in the rat" being accepted to present at the 41st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC'19), Berlin, Germany.

22.3.2019

Stephen Agadagba successfully presented his poster "Electroencephalogram power alterations in retinal degenerate mice after prolonged transcorneal electrical stimulation" in the 9th International IEEE EMBS Conference On Neural Engineering (NER'19), San Francisco, CA, USA

2.3.2019

EE Annual Dinner
L-R: Stephen Agadagba (phd student), Anju Malik (phd student), Caleb Cheung, Leanne Chan, Xin Li (research assistant), Dr. Yi Wang (alumni)

9.12.2018

Hooding ceremony. Congratultaions Dr. Wang!
L-R: Dr. Yi Wang, Leanne Chan

9.12.2018

Congrats to Stephen Agadagba for his paper "Electroencephalogram power alterations in retinal degenerate mice after prolonged transcorneal electrical stimulation" being accepted to present at the 9th International IEEE EMBS Conference On Neural Engineering (NER’19), San Francisco, CA, USA.

30.11.2018

Thanksgiving lunch and celebration
L-R (top): Leanne Chan, Anju Malik (phd student), Xin Li (research assistant), Stephen Agadagba (phd student), Dr. Yi Wang (phd student); L-R (bottom): Dr. Yi Wang (phd student), Xin Li (research assistant), Leanne Chan, Anju Malik (phd student), Stephen Agadagba (phd student)

26.10.2018

Welcome Anju to join our group as a phd student!
L-R: Xin Li (research assistant), Anju Malik (phd student), Dr. Yi Wang (phd student), Leanne Chan, Stephen Agadagba (phd student)

11.9.2018

Congrats to previous phd student, Dr. Hulin Kuang for his paper "Feature selection based on tensor decomposition and object proposal for nighttime multi-class vehicle detection" being accepted in IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems.

17.8.2018

Congrats to Yi Wang for passing his PhD oral defense!

1.7.2018

Congrats to Dr. Leanne Chan to be promoted to Associate Professor!

6.6.2018

Congrats to previous phd student, Dr. Hulin Kuang for his co-authored paper "Cascade feature selection and coarse-to-fine mechanism for nighttime multiclass vehicle detection" being accepted in Journal of Electronic Imaging.

3.5.2018

Congrats to phd student, Yi Wang for his paper "Responsive neural activities in the primary visual cortex of retinal degenerated rats" being accepted in Neuroscience.

30.12.2017

Congrats to previous phd student, Dr. Hulin Kuang for his paper "Multi-class fruit detection based on image region selection and improved object proposals" being accepted in Neurocomputing.

24.11.2017

Thanksgiving celebration and welcome Stephen to join our group as a phd student!
L-R: Xin Li (msc student), Stephen Agadagba (phd student), Leanne Chan and little baby, Yi Wang (phd student)

20.7.2017

Farewell lunch for Joe and Guanglei
L-R: Joe Chan (research associate), Yi Wang (phd student), Leanne Chan, Xin Li (msc student), Guanglei Hu (senior research associate)

14.7.2017

Yi Wang successfully presented his paper "Information Transmission in the Primary Visual Cortex of Retinal Degenerated Rats" in the 39th International Annual EMBC, Jeju Island, Korea

4.7.2017

Farewell lunch for Lester Vinzons
L-R: Guanglei Hu (senior research associate), Joe Chan (research associate), Lester Vinzons (phd student), Xin Li (msc student), Yi Wang (phd student), Leanne Chan

15.6.2017

Professional Lab Photo
L-R: Guanglei Hu (senior research associate), Lester Vinzons (phd student), Leanne Chan, Yi Wang (phd student), Joe Chan (research associate)

20.5.2017

Congrats to Lester Vinzons for his paper "Unraveling the Morphological Evolution and Etching Kinetics of Porous Silicon Nanowires during Metal-Assisted Chemical Etching" being accepted in Nanoscale Research Letters.

6.5.2017

Congrats to previous PhD student, Dr. Hulin Kuang for his paper "Bayes Saliency Based Object Proposal Generator Nighttime Traffic Images" being accepted in IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems.

20.4.2017

Congrats to Yi Wang for his paper "Information Transmission in the Primary Visual Cortex of Retinal Degenerated Rats" being accepted to present at the 39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC'17), JeJu Island, S. Korea.

29.3.2017

Congrats to previous PhD student, Dr. Hulin Kuang for his paper "Nighttime Vehicle Detection Based on Bio-Inspired Image Enhancement and Weighted Score-Level Feature Fusion" being accepted in IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems.

2.3.2017

Congrats to previous post-doc fellow, Dr. Xie Hui for his co-authored paper "Neural Probes with Integrated Temperature Sensors for Monitoring Retina and Brain Implantation and Stimulation" being published in IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering.

10.1.2017

Farewell dinner for Hulin. Congrats Dr. Kuang!
L-R: Leanne Chan, Joe Chan (research associate), Lester Vinzons (phd student), Hulin Kuang (phd student), Yi Wang (phd student)

16.12.2016

Festive dinner
L-R: Yi Wang (phd student), Lester Vinzons (phd student), Joe Chan (research associate), Caleb Cheung, Leanne Chan, Hulin Kuang (phd student)

12.12.2016

Congrats to previous PhD student, Dr. Xiaotai Huang for his paper "Inference of cellular level signaling networks using single-cell gene expression data in C. elegans reveals mechanisms of cell fate specification" being accepted in Bioinformatics.

31.10.2016

Congrats to Hulin Kuang for passing his PhD oral defense.

1.10.2016

Welcome Chung Yuen (Joe) Chan to join NIRL group as a research assistant.

16.8.2016

Hua Xu successfully presented his paper titled "Novel Structure of Carbon Nanotube Micro Electrode for High-resolution Stimulation of Neurons" in the 38th International Annual EMBC, Orland, FL, USA
L-R: Hua Xu (research assistant), Prof. James Weiland

22.7.2016

Farewell lunch for Yihuai Zhang
L-R: Lester Vinzons (phd student), Hulin Kuang (phd student), Yihuai Zhang (research associate), Leanne Chan, Yi Wang (phd student), Hua Xu (research assistant)

21.7.2016

Congrats to Hulin Kuang for his paper "Nighttime vehicle detection based on bio-inspired image enhancement and weighted score-level feature fusion" being accepted in IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems.

14.7.2016

Congrats to Hua Xu (collaborator's student) for passing his MPhil oral defense.

10.5.2016

Congrats to Dr. Ke (Luca) Chen for his paper "Electrophysiology alterations in primary visual cortex neurons of retinal degeneration (S334ter-line- 3) rats" being accepted in Scientific Reports.

7.5.2016

Congrats to Hua Xu for his paper "Novel Structure of Carbon Nanotube Micro Electrode for High-resolution Stimulation of Neurons" being accepted to present at the 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC'16) .

27.4.2016

Congrats to Yi Wang for his paper "Spontaneous neural activity in the primary visual cortex of retinal degenerated rats" being accepted in Neuroscience Letters.

27.2.2016

EE Annual Dinner, Yau Yat Chuen Garden City Club
L-R: Lester Vinzons (phd student), Hui Xie (postdoctoral fellow), Yi Wang (phd student), Leanne Chan, Yihuai Zhang (research associate), Hulin Kuang (phd student)

12.1.2016

Celebration lunch for Xiaotai's PhD graduation. Congratulations, Dr. Huang!
L-R: Yihuai Zhang (research associate), Xiaotai Huang (phd student), Leanne Chan, Yi Wang (phd student), Hui Xie (postdoctoral fellow)

5.1.2016

Congrats to Xiaotai Huang for passing his PhD oral defense.

12.12.2015

Congrats to Hulin Kuang for his paper "Fruit classification based on weighted score level feature fusion" being accepted in Journal of Electronic Imaging.

10.11.2015

Farewell lunch for Ke Chen at Wang Jia Sha.
L-R: Hui Xie (postdoctoral fellow), Yihuai Zhang (research associate), Ke Chen (postdoctoral fellow), Yi Wang (phd student), and Lester Vinzons (phd student).

9.11.2015

Congrats to Xiaotai Huang for his paper "Protein-protein interaction network with reliability assessment based on a probabilistic graphical model" being accepted in IEEE Intelligent Systems..

4.11.2015

Congrats to Hulin Kuang for his paper "Combining region of interest extraction and image enhancement for nighttime vehicle detection" being accepted in Molecular BioSystems.

2.8.2015

Photo taken in ICWAPR 2015, Guangzhou.
L-R: Long Chen, Xiaotai Huang (phd student), Cairong Cui, Hulin Kuang (phd student), Leanne Chan, Yuan Zhu, Caleb Cheung, Rocky Cheung.

1.7.2015

Welcome Lester Vinzons to join NIRL group as a PhD student.

30.6.2015

Congrats to Dr Lingling Yang for her paper "An ERP Study about the Effects of Different Spatial Frequencies and Orientations on Human Brain Activity" being accepted to present at the 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC'15).

26.6.2015

Congrats to Xiaotai Huang for his paper "Gene regulatory effects inference for cell fate determination based on single-cell resolution data" being selected as one of the award candidates of the ICMLC/ICWAPR 2015 and to present at ICWAPR 2015 and to present at ICWAPR 2015.

15.5.2015

Congrats to Hulin Kuang for his paper"Multi-class fruit detection based on multiple color channels" being accepted for presentation at ICWAPR 2015.

24.4.2015

Congrats to the collaborative work with Prof. Guoxing Wang's group (SJTU) for his paper "3D finite element modeling of epi-retinal stimulation - impact of prosthetic electrode size and distance from the retina" being accepted in The International Journal of Artificial Organs.

1.2.2015

Welcome Yihuai Zhang to join NIRL group as a research assistant.

29.11.2014

Thanksgiving Dinner Celebration in EE Innovation Center.
L-R: Julie Lee, Qiangqiang, Jiahao Li, Lingling Yang (research associate), Doris, Hua Xu, Tracy Chen, Ke Chen (postdoctoral fellow), Cairong Cui, Ping Xu (postdoctoral fellow), Hulin Kuang (phd student), Leanne Chan, Yi Wang (phd student), Caleb Cheung, Hui Xie (postdoctoral fellow), Zhenli Wu (undergraduate research student), Xiaotai Huang (phd student), Rocky Cheung

17.11.2015

Welcome Lingling Yang to join NIRL group as a research associate.

7.11.2014

Congrats to the collaborative work with Prof. Henry Chung's group for the paper "An investigation into the use of orthogonal winding in loosely-coupled link for improving power transfer efficiency under coil misalignment" being accepted in IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics.

2.9.2014

Welcome Ke Chen to join NIRL group as a postdoctoral fellow.

1.9.2014

Welcome Yi Wang to join NIRL group as a PhD student.

1.8.2014

Welcome Dr. Hui Xie to join NIRL group as a postdoctoral fellow.

1.5.2014

Welcome Dr. Ping Xu to join NIRL group as a postdoctoral fellow.

5.2.2014

Congrats to the collaborative work with Prof. Henry Chung's group for the paper "Modeling and experimentation of misalignment-tolerable loosely-coupled coil structure" being accepted for presentation at IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition.

24.10.2013

Congrats to Xiaotai Huang for his paper "Boolean genetic network model for the control of C. elegans early embryonic cell cycles" being accepted in Biomedical Engineering Online.

10.9.2013

Neural Interface Research Laboratory (NIRL) is newly built in AC1, P1616.

1.9.2013

Welcome Hulin Kuang to join NIRL group as a PhD student.

1.9.2012

Welcome Xiaotai Huang to join our group as a PhD student.

1.8.2012

Welcome Yi Wang to join our group as a research assistant.

1.12.2011

Dr Leanne Chan joined CityU EE as an assistant professor.