Yuan-Ting Zhang is currently the Director of Joint Research Center for Biomedical Engineering and Professor of Department of Electronic Engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), Hong Kong, China. He serves concurrently the Director of the Key Lab for Health Informatics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (HICAS) at SIAT, Shenzhen, China. He is the founder and the first Director of the SIAT Institute of Biomedical and Health Engineering under the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Dr. Zhang was previously the Vice-President of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) in 2000. He served as the Technical Program Chair and the General Conference Chair of the 20th and 27th IEEE-EMBS Annual International Conferences in 1998 and 2005, respectively. He also served as the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine, and the Editor-in-Chief for IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, and an Award Committee Member for IEEE Medal on Innovations in Healthcare Technology. Dr. Zhang serves currently on the Fellow Membership Committee of the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering, the IEEE Biomedical Engineering Award Panel, the Chair of IFMBE Working Group on Health Informatics, the Chair of Working Group for the IEEE International Standard on Wearable Cuffless Blood Pressure Measuring Devices, and as the Editor-in-Chief of Book Series on Biomedical and Health Informatics.
Dr. Zhang has contributions in wearable medical devices, flexible biosensors, BSN security, neuro-physiological modeling, CVD health informatics, and m-u-p-Heath technologies. His research work has won him and his students/teams numerous awards including the best journal paper awards from IEEE-EMBS and the Grand Award in e-Health at the Asia-Pacific ICTAAC. He is also the recipient of the IEEE-EMBS outstanding service award in 2006. Dr. Zhang holds the fellowships from the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the development of wearable medical devices and mobile health technologies.