Yuan Yang

Yuan Yang
Yuan Yang he/him/his
  • Associate Professor

Primary Research Area

  • Physiological systems - Neural engineering (general)

Research Areas

  • Biomedical imaging
  • Diffusion weighted imaging
  • Functional MRI
  • Neural engineering (general)
  • Neural modeling
  • Neuromuscular coupling
  • Physiological systems
  • Signal processing
  • System biomechanics (gait, rehabilitation, limb movement)

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Education

  • MS, Biomedical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China, 2010 
  • BS, Biomedical Engineering, Central South University, Changsha, China, 2008

Academic Positions

  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences, 09/2023 - Present
  • Associate Professor (Part-time, 0.2 fte), Carle Foundation Hospital, Clinical Imaging, 08/2023-Present
  • Associate Professor (Tenure-Track), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Bioengineering (100%) and Beckman Institute (0%), 08/2023 - Present
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Bioengineering, 07/2023-08/2023 
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences, 08/2020-09/2023
  • Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track), the University of Oklahoma, Biomedical Engineering (100%), Electrical and Computer Engineering (0%), and Rehabilitation Sciences (0%), 08/2020-08/2023
  • Visiting Scientist (faculty), Delft University of Technology (Netherlands), Biomechanical Engineering, 07/2017-07/2018
  • Assistant Professor, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences, 07/2017-07/2020
  • Research Fellow, Delft University of Technology (Netherlands), Biomechanical Engineering, 11/2013-07/2017

Professional Activities

  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee Member, Department of Bioengineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, 2023-Present
  • Grant Reviewer/Panel Member, NIH Special Emphasis Panel for Small Business: Musculoskeletal Sciences in Diagnostics, Devices, and Rehabilitation. USA. 2023-Present

Journal Editorships

  • Editorial broad member, Frontiers in Psychology, Switzerland, 2017 - 2024
  • Editor for the Research Topic “Nonlinear Connectivity, Causality and Information Processing in Neuroscience”, Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience and Frontiers in Neuroinformatics, Switzerland, 2021
  • Editor for Research Topics: 1) “Recent Advances in MRI and Neuroimaging”, Sensors; 2) “Multimodal Fusion and Mining of Biological and Medical Big Data in Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders”, Frontiers in Neuroimaging and Frontiers in Neuroscience; 3) “Integrative Modeling and System Identification for Reverse Engineering of Sensorimotor Networks at Multiple Scale”. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience. Switzerland, 2022
  • Associate Editor, Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing, Springer Nature, USA, 2022-Present 

Professional Societies

  • Member, Society of Neuroscience. (2019 - 2023).
  • Member, Neural Control of Movement. (2022 - 2023).
  • Member, American Heart Association. (November 2021 - Present).
  • Member, ACRM Stroke Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group. (2022 - Present).
  • Member, ACRM Brain Injury Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group. (2022 - Present).
  • Editor, Conference Proceedings, IEEE EMBS Student Paper Competition Committee. (2021 - Present).
  • Committee Member, IEEE EMBS Biomedical Signal Processing Technical Committee, USA, 2023-present
  • Council Member, Oklahoma Neuroscience Chapter, a subsidiary of the Society of Neuroscience (SfN), Oklahoma, USA, 2022 - 2023.

Service on University Committees

  • PPG Proposal Internal Selection Committee Member, the University of Oklahoma Vice President for Research and Partnerships (OU VPRP) Office Limited Submission Committee for NIH Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE, PPG) Proposal Review, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, 2023

Service on Department Committees

  • Graduate Admission Committee Member, Stephenson School of Biomedical Engineering, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, USA, 2020 - 2023.
  • Graduate Recruitment Committee Member, Stephenson School of Biomedical Engineering, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, USA, 2022 - 2023.
  • Graduate Study Committee Member, Stephenson School of Biomedical Engineering, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, USA, 2020 - 2023.
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee Member, Stephenson School of Biomedical Engineering, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, 2022-2023
  • Seminar Committee Chair, Stephenson School of Biomedical Engineering, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, USA, 2020 - 2023.
  • Search Committee Member for Research Assistant Professor in Machine Learning and Imaging Hire, Department of Bioengineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, 2023-2024
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee Member, Department of Bioengineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, 2023-Present

Service on College Committees

  • Interviewer, Northwestern University Medical Scientist Training Program, Chicago, IL, 2019-2021
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc, Northwestern University M.D./Ph.DD. Program. 2021.
  • Faculty Mentor, Oklahoma Engineering Day, Gallogly College of Engineering, 2020-2021

Service on Campus Committees

  • Faculty Mentor, Community Medicine - Summer Intern, University of Oklahoma Tulsa Campus, 2021-2022

Service to Federal and State Government

  • International Grant Reviewer, the Italian Multiple Sclerosis Society (AISM-FISM), Italy, 2020
  • Expert Committee Member in “Physical Activity and Rehabilitation – Neuroimaging and Readaptation” Review Panel, Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS) and the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI), Canada, 2022
  • Grant Reviewer/Panel Member, NIH’s study section “Acute Neural Injury and Epilepsy (ANIE)”, USA, 2022
  • Grant Reviewer/Panel Member, NSF the Information & Intelligent Systems Division (IIS), NSF-NIH Smart Health and Biomedical Research in the Era of Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Data Science (SCH) Human in the Loop Panel. USA. 2023
  • Grant Reviewer/Panel Member, NIH Special Emphasis Panel for Small Business (SBIR/STTR) Grant Review: Musculoskeletal Sciences in Diagnostics, Devices, and Rehabilitation, USA, 2023 - Present

Other Outside Service

  • Science Mentor, Frontiers for Young Minds, 2023-Present.
  • Ad hoc Reviewer, for more than 40 SCI journals including Neurorehabil Neural Repair, NeuroImage, IEEE Trans. Neural Syst. Rehabilitation Eng., IEEE. Trans. Biomed. Eng., J Neurophysiol, Exp. Brain Res., Hum. Mov. Sci., etc. 2015-Present.
  • Grant Reviewer, Clinical & Translational Science Institute of Southeast Pilot Award, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2021-2022
  • Ad hoc mentor, Oklahoma Shared Clinical and Translational Resources (U54GM104938), 2023 

Primary Research Area

  • Physiological systems - Neural engineering (general)

Research Areas

  • Biomedical imaging
  • Diffusion weighted imaging
  • Functional MRI
  • Neural engineering (general)
  • Neural modeling
  • Neuromuscular coupling
  • Physiological systems
  • Signal processing
  • System biomechanics (gait, rehabilitation, limb movement)

Chapters in Books

  • Yang Y, Neural coding by electroencephalography (EEG), In X. Hu (Ed.), Intelligent Biomechatronics in Neurorehabilitation, 1st edition. Elsevier, USA. 2020. pp 41-49.

Selected Articles in Journals

  • Zhao Y, Yang Y, Wang K (2009), Iterative multi-level image segmentation based on fuzzy set theory, Journal of Optoelectronic ∙ Laser, 20 (10): 1403-1409 (Chinese).
  • Guo H, Wang Y, Yang Y, Tong S, Zhu Y, Qiu Y (2010), Object recognition with distorted prosthetic vision, Artificial Organs, 34(10): 846-856. PMID: 20545671 (impact factor: 2.259).
  • Yang Y, Gu G, Guo H, Qiu Y (2011), Early event-related potential components in face perception reflect the sequential neural activities, Acta Physiologica Sinica, 63(2): 97-105. PMID: 21505723.
  • Guo H, Yang Y, Gu G, Zhu Y, Qiu Y (2013), Phosphene object perception employs holistic processing during early visual processing stage, Artificial Organs, 37(4): 401-408. PMID: 25781473, PMCID: 25781473 (impact factor: 3.752).
  • Yang Y, Chevallier S, Wiart J, Bloch I (2014), Time-frequency optimization for discrimination between imagination of right and left hand movements based on two bipolar electroencephalography channels, EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, 2014:38 (impact factor: 2.099).
  • Ansuini C, Cavallo A, Koul A, Jacono M, Yang Y, Becchio C (2015), Predicting object size from hand kinematics: a temporal perspective, PLoS ONE, 10 (3): e0120432. PMID: 25781473 PMCID: 25781473 (impact factor: 2.74).
  • Yang Y, Qiu Y and Schouten A.C (2015). Dynamic functional brain connectivity for face perception. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9:662. PMID: 26696870 PMCID: 26696870 (impact factor: 3.473).
  • Yang Y, Bloch I, Chevallier S, Wiart J (2016), Subject-specific channel selection using time information for motor imagery brain-computer interfaces, Cognitive Computation, 8(3), 505-518 (impact factor: 4.890).
  • Yang Y, Solis-Escalante T, van de Ruit M, van der Helm F.C.T and Schouten A.C (2016), Nonlinear coupling between cortical oscillations and muscle activity during isotonic wrist flexion, Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, 10:126. PMID: 27999537 PMCID: 27999537 (impact factor: 3.387).
  • Yang Y, Solis-Escalante T, van der Helm F.C.T, Schouten A.C (2016), A generalized coherence framework for detecting and characterizing nonlinear interactions in the nervous system, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 63(12): 2629-2637, PMID: 27362753 (impact factor: 4.424).
  • Yang Y, Solis-Escalante T, Yao J, van der Helm F.C.T, Dewald J.P.A and Schouten A.C (2016), Nonlinear Connectivity in the Human Stretch Reflex Assessed by Cross-frequency Phase Coupling, International Journal of Neural Systems, 26(8): 1650043, PMID: 27440467 (impact factor: 6.325).
  • Yang Y, Solis-Escalante T, Yao J, Daffertshofer A, Schouten A.C., and van der Helm F.C.T. (2016), A general approach for quantifying nonlinear connectivity in the nervous system based on phase coupling, International Journal of Neural Systems, 26 (1): 1550031. PMID: 26404514 (impact factor: 6.325).
  • Yang Y Chevallier S, Wiart J and Bloch I (2017), Subject-specific time-frequency selection for multi-class motor imagery-based BCIs using few Laplacian EEG channels, Biomedical Signal Processing and Control, 38, 302-311 (impact factor: 5.076).
  • Yang Y, Guliyev B and Schouten AC (2017) Dynamic Causal Modeling of the Cortical Responses to Wrist Perturbations. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 11:518. PMID: 28955197 PMCID: PMC5601387 (impact factor: 5.152).
  • Tang Y, Liu B, Yang Y, Wang C, Li M, Tang B, Guo J (2018). Identifying mild-moderate Parkinson's disease using whole-brain functional connectivity, Clinical Neurophysiology, 129(12):2507-2516, PMID: 30347309 (impact factor: 4.861).
  • Hu X, Zhao T, Yao J, Kuang Y, Yang Y (2018), Advances in Neural Engineering for Rehabilitation, Behavioural Neurology, 2018: 9240921 PMID: 29422721 PMCID: 29422721 (impact factor: 2.8).
  • Gursel Ozmen N., Gumusel L. and Yang Y (2018). A Biologically Inspired Approach to Frequency Domain Feature Extraction for EEG Classification. Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine, 2018: 9890132. PMCID: PMC5896285, PMID: 29796060 (impact factor: 2.238).
  • Yang Y, Dewald, J. P. A., van der Helm, F. C. T and Schouten, A. C (2018), Unveiling neural coupling within the sensorimotor system: directionality and nonlinearity. European Journal of Neuroscience, 48(7): 2407-2415. PMID: 28887885 PMCID: 28887885 (impact factor: 3.115).
  • Tian, R#, Yang, Y#, van der Helm, F.C. and Dewald, JPA (2018). A novel approach for modeling neural responses to joint perturbations using the NARMAX method and a hierarchical neural network. Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, 12: 96. PMCID: PMC6291451 (#co-first authorship, I am the PI and corresponding author of this co-first author. impact factor: 3.387).
  • Filatova OG#, Yang Y#, Dewald JPA, Tian R, Maceira-Elvira P, Takeda Y, Kwakkel G, Yamashita O, and van der Helm FCT (2018), Dynamic information flow based on EEG and diffusion MRI in stroke: a proof-of-principle study, Frontiers in Neural Circuits, 2018; 12: 79. PMCID: PMC6174251, PMID: 30327592 (#co-first authorship, I am the PI and corresponding author of this co-first author work. impact factor: 3.156).
  • Xiong B, Zeng N, Li H, Yang Y, Li Y, Huang M, Shi W, Du M, Zhang, Y (2019), Intelligent prediction of human lower extremity joint moment: an artificial neural network approach, IEEE Access, 7, 29973-29980 (impact factor: 3.745).
  • Xiong B, Li Y, Huang M, Shi W, Du M, Yang Y† (2019), Feature selection of input variables for intelligence joint moment prediction based on particle swarm optimization, IEEE Access, 7, 182289-182295 (impact factor: 3.745).
  • Chen X, Chen J, Liang J, Li Y, Courtney C.A, Yang Y† (2019), Entropy-based Surface Electromyogram Feature Extraction for Knee Osteoarthritis Classification, IEEE Access, 7, 164144 – 164151 (impact factor: 3.745).
  • Xin J, Zhang XY, Tang Y and Yang Y (2019), Brain differences between men and women evidence from deep learning, Frontiers in Neuroscience, 13:185, PMID: 30906246, PMCID: PMC6418873 (impact factor: 5.152).
  • Li Y, Chen J, and Yang Y (2019), A method for suppressing electrical stimulation artifacts from electromyography, International Journal of Neural Systems, 29(6): 1850054, PMID: 30646793 (impact factor: 6.325).
  • Yuan, D., Li, Y., Wang, T., Chen, J., Chen, D., Lin, D., & Yang, Y. (2020). A closed-loop electrical stimulation system triggered by EOG for acupuncture therapy. Systems Science & Control Engineering, 8(1), 128-140 (impact factor: 2.80).
  • Xiong B, Zeng N, Li Y, Du M, Huang M, Shi W, Mao G, Yang, Y (2020). Determining the Online Measurable Input Variables in Human Joint Moment Intelligent Prediction Based on the Hill Muscle Model. Sensors, 20(4), 1185, PMID: 32098065, PMCID: PMC7070854 (impact factor: 3.275).
  • Sinha N, Heckman C.J, Dewald J.P.A, Yang Y (2020), Cross-frequency coupling in descending motor pathways: theory and simulation, Frontiers in System Neuroscience, 13:86, PMID: 31992973, PMCID: PMC6971171 (impact factor: 3.293).
  • Yang Y, Sinha N, Tian R, Gurari N, Drogos JM, Dewald J.P.A. (2020), Quantifying altered neural connectivity of the stretch reflex in chronic hemiparetic stroke. IEEE Transactions on Neural System and Rehabilitation Engineering, 28(6): 1436-1441, PMID: 32275603, PMCID: PMC7340533 (impact factor: 4.528).
  • Yang Y, Yao J, Dewald J.P.A, van der Helm F.C.T, Schouten A.C, Quantifying the Nonlinear Interaction in the Nervous System based on Phase-locked Amplitude Relationship, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 67(9): 2638-2645, PMID: 31976876, PMCID: PMC7363527 (impact factor: 4.424).
  • Sinha, N., Heckman, C., Yang, Y. (2020). Slowly activating outward membrane currents generate input-output sub-harmonic cross frequency coupling in neurons. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 509, 110509. PMID: 33022285, PMCID: PMC7704641 (impact factor: 2.691).
  • Mukli P, Csipo T, Lipecz A, Stylianou O, Racz F.S, Owens C, Perry C, Tarantini S, Sorond F.A, Kellawan J.M, Purebl G, Yang Y, Sonntag W.E, Csiszar A, Ungvari Z, Yabluchanskiy A. (2021) Sleep deprivation alters task-related changes in functional connectivity of the frontal cortex: a near-infrared spectroscopy study, Brain and Behavior, 11(8):e0213, PMID: 34156165, PMCID: PMC8413792 (impact factor: 3.405).
  • Gu Y, Yang Y, Dewald J.P.A, van der Helm F.C.T., Schouten A.C., and Wei H-L (2021), Nonlinear Modeling of Cortical Responses to Mechanical Wrist Perturbations using the NARMAX Method, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 68(3): 948-958, PMID: 32746080 (impact factor: 4.424).
  • Sinha N, Yang Y (2021), Strategic Diversification for Asynchronous Asset Trading: Insights from Generalized Coherence Analysis of Cryptocurrency Price Movements, Ledger, 6: 102-125.
  • Li, Y., Yang, X., Zhou, Y., Chen, J., Du, M. and Yang, Y (2021). Adaptive Stimulation Profiles Modulation for Foot Drop Correction using Functional Electrical Stimulation: A Proof of Concept Study. IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, 25(1):59-68, PMID: 32340970 (impact factor: 7.021).
  • Bao S, Chen C, Yuan K, Yang Y, Tong R. K-Y (2021), Disrupted Cortico-peripheral Interactions after Motor Dysfunction, Clin. Neurophysiol., 132(12): 3136-3151, PMID: 34749233 (impact factor: 4.861).
  • Tian R, Dewald J.P.A, Sinha N, Yang Y (2021), Assessing Neural Connectivity and Associated Time Delays of Muscle Responses to Continuous Position Perturbations, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 49(1):432-440. PMID: 32705425, PMCID: PMC7775285 (impact factor: 4.219).
  • He, F, Yang, Y (2021). Nonlinear System Identification of Neural Systems from Neurophysiological Signals. Neuroscience. 458: 213-228, PMID: 33309967, PMCID: PMC7925423 (impact factor: 3.708).
  • Tian R, Dewald J.P.A. Yang Y (2021), Assessing the Usage of Indirect Motor Pathways following a Hemiparetic Stroke, IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabilitation Eng; 29:1568-72, PMID: 34343095 PMCID: PMC8372540 (impact factor: 4.528).
  • Gao Y, Tang, Y, Zhang H, Yang Y, Dong, T, Jia Q (2022), Sex Differences of Cerebellum and Cerebrum: Evidence from Graph Convolutional Network, Interdisciplinary Sciences: Computational Life Sciences, 14(2): 532-544, PMID: 35103919 (impact factor: 3.492).
  • Vasudeva B, Tian R, Wu D.H., James S.A., Refai, H.H., Ding L, Yang Y (2022), Multi-Phase Locking Value: A Generalized Method for Determining Instantaneous Multi-Frequency Phase Coupling, Biomedical Signal Processing and Control, 74 (2022): 103492, PMID: 35111233 PMCID: PMC8803274 (impact factor: 5.1).
  • Williamson J. N#, Sikora W. A#, James S. A, Parmar N. J, Lepak L.V, Cheema C.F., Refai H.H, Wu D. H, Sidorov E.V, Dewald J. P. A, Yang Y (2022), Cortical Reorganization of Early Somatosensory Processing in Hemiparetic Stroke, Journal of Clinical Medicine, 11(21):6449, PMID: 36362680, PMCID: PMC9654771 # co-first author (impact factor: 4.964). 
  • Williamson J. N, Yabluchanskiy A, Mukli P, Wu DH, Sonntag W, Ciro C, Yang Y (2022), Sex Differences in Brain Functional Connectivity of Hippocampus in Mild Cognitive Impairment. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience. 14:959394. PMID: 36034134, PMCID: PMC9399646 (impact factor: 5.75).
  • Yang Y, Yabluchanskiy A (2023). Sex-specific hippocampal connectivity markers in mild cognitive impairment. Aging (Albany NY). 2023, 15, 7: 2371-2372, PMID: 37053017, PMCID: PMC10120893 (impact factor: 5.955) .
  • Tang, Y., Tong, G., Xiong, X., Zhang, C., Zhang, H., Yang, Y. (2023). Multi-site diagnostic classification of autism spectrum disorder using adversarial deep learning on resting-state fMRI. Biomedical Signal Processing and Control, 85, 104892 (impact factor: 5.1).
  • Sirpal, P., Sikora, W. A., Refai, H. H., Yang, Y. (2023). Association between Opioid Dependence and Scale Free Fractal Brain Activity: An EEG Study. Fractal and Fractional, 7(9), 659. selected for issue cover. (impact factor: 5.4)
  • Williamson JN, James SA, He D, Li S, Sidorov E.V, Yang Y, (2023), High-Definition Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation for Upper Extremity Rehabilitation in Moderate-to-Severe Ischemic Stroke - A Pilot Study, Front. Hum. Neurosci., 17:1286238. PMID: 37900725 PMCID: PMC10602806. (impact factor: 2.9)
  • Williamson JN, James SA, Mukli P, Yabluchanskiy A, Wu DH, Sonntag W; Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative Consortium; Yang Y. Sex difference in brain functional connectivity of hippocampus in Alzheimer's disease. Geroscience. 2024 Feb;46(1):563-572. doi: 10.1007/s11357-023-00943-x. Epub 2023 Sep 25. PMID: 37743414; PMCID: PMC10828268. (impact factor: 5.6)
  • Mukli P, Pinto C.B., Owens C, Cispo T, Lipecz A, Szarvas Z, Peterfi A, Langley A.C.C.P., Hoffmeister J, Racz F S, Perry J W, Tarantini S, Nyul-Toth A, Sorond F A., Yang Y, et al (2023)., Impaired Neurovascular Coupling and Increased Functional Connectivity in the Frontal Cortex Predict Age‐Related Cognitive Dysfunction, Advanced Science, 2023 Dec 28: e2303516. doi: 10.1002/advs.202303516. PMID: 38155460.(impact factor: 15.1)
  • Tang, Y., Xiong, X., Tong, G. Yang Y, et al. Multimodal diagnosis model of Alzheimer’s disease based on improved Transformer. BioMed Eng OnLine, 23, 8 (2024) (impact factor: 3.9)
  • Peng R H-T; He D, James, S.A., Williamson, J.N., Skadden C; Jain S, Hassaneen W, Miranpuri A, Kaur A, Sarol J. N, Yang Y (2024), Determining the effects of targeted high-definition transcranial direct current stimulation on reducing post-stroke upper limb motor impairments—a randomized cross-over study.. Trials, 25:34. (impact factor: 2.5)
  • He D#, Sikora W.A#., James, S.A., Williamson, J.N., Lepak L.V., Cheema C.F., Sidorov E.V., Li S, Yang Y., (2024). Alteration in Resting-State Brain Activity in Stroke Survivors Following Repetitive Finger Stimulation. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2024 Jan 12. doi: 10.1097/PHM.0000000000002393. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 38261754. # co-first author. (impact factor: 3.0) 

Articles in Conference Proceedings

  • Yang Y, Guo H, Tong S, Zhu Y, and Qiu Y* (2009), Neurophysiology study of early visual processing of face and non-face recognition under simulated prosthetic vision, In proceeding of 31th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (IEEE EMBC 2009), Minneapolis, MN. USA, September 2009, pp: 3952-3955. PMID: 19964326
  • Gu G, Yang Y, Guo H, Zhu Y, and Qiu Y (2010), The phase analysis of ongoing EEG oscillations under face/object perception, in Proceeding of 3rd International Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Informatics (IEEE BMEI), 16-18 Oct. 2010, Yantai, China, pp:1063-1066.
  • Yang Y, Chevallier S, Wiart J and Bloch I (2012), A self-paced hybrid BCI based on EEG and EOG, in Proceeding of 3rd TOBI workshop - Bringing BCIs to End-users: Facing the Challenge, 20-22 March 2012, Wurzburg, Germany, pp. 33-34.
  • Yang Y, Chevallier S, Wiart J, Bloch I (2012), Automatic selection of the number of spatial filters for motor-imagery BCI, in proceeding of 20th European Symposium on Artificial Neural Networks, Computational Intelligence and Machine Learning (ESANN), 25-27 April 2012, Bruges, Belgium, pp. 109-114.
  • Yang Y, Chevallier S, Wiart J and Bloch I (2012), Time-frequency selection in two bipolar channels for improving the classification of motor imagery EEG, in Proceeding of 34th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (IEEE EMBC), 28 Aug - 01 Sep 2012, San Diego, USA, pp. 2744-2747. PMID: 23366493.
  • Kyrgyzov O, Bloch I, Yang Y, Wiart J, Souloumiac A (2013), Data ranking and clustering via normalized graph cut based on asymmetric affinity, in Proceeding of 17th International Conference on Image Analysis and Processing (ICIAP), in Series of Lecture Notes Computer Science (Springer), 8157: 562-571.
  • Yang Y, Wiart J and Bloch I (2013), Towards next generation human-computer interaction – brain-computer interfaces: applications and challenges, in Proceeding of 1st International Symposium of Chinese CHI and ACM SIGCHI Conference CHI, 27 April -2 May 2013, Paris, France, pp 1-2.
  • Yang Y, Kyrgzov O, Wiart J and Bloch I (2013), Subject-specific channel selection for classification of motor imagery electroencephagraphic data. in Proceeding of 38th International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 26-31 May 2013, Vancouver, Canada, pp. 1277 – 1280.
  • Yang Y, Schouten A.C, Solis-Escalante T and van der Helm F.C.T (2015), Probing the nonlinearity in neural systems using cross-frequency coherence framework. 17th IFAC Symposium on System Identification/IFAC-PapersOnLine 48(28): 1386-1390.
  • Shi W, Xiong B, Huang M, Du M, Yang Y (2019). An Extreme Learning Machine Method for Diagnosis of Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome. In International Conference on Extreme Learning Machine, pp. 22-30. Springer, 2019.
  • Perenboom, M., Yang, Y., Carpay, J., van der Helm, F., Ferrari, M., Schouten, A. and Tolner, E., 2017. Nonlinear visual processing is faster in migraine with aura. Cephalalgia, 37(Suppl. 1), pp.56-57.
  • Van De Ruit, M., Perenboom, M., Yang, Y., Ferrari, M.D., Schouten, A.C. and Tolner, E.A., 2019. Revealing non-linear response characteristics of the migraine brain upon sum-of-sine visual stimulation. Cephalalgia, 39(1_suppl.), pp.160-160.
  • Mackenbach, C., Tian, R., Yang Y. (2020). Effects of Electrode Configurations and Injected Current Intensity on the Electrical Field of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation: A Simulation Study. In 2020 42nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society (EMBC) pp. 3517-3520.
  • James, S., Duginski, G., & Yang, Y. (2022). Impact of Short Term Focal Vibration Intervention On Upper Extremities In Chronic Stroke. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 103(12), e176-e177.
  • Williamson, J., Sikora, W. A., Lepak, L. V., Cheema, C., James, S., Sidorov, E. V., & Yang, Y. (2023). Somatosensory Evoked Potentials As A Measure Of Sensorimotor Impairment In Hemiparetic Stroke. Stroke, 54(Suppl_1), AWP63-AWP63.

Refereed Conference Papers and Presentations

  • Yang Y, Solis-Escalante T, Vlaar M.P, Schouten A.C, van der Helm F.C.T (2014), Exploring brain connectivity during force production while perturbing the wrist, selected for Young Investigator Training Program (YITP) in the 9th FENS Forum of Neuroscience, July 5-9, 2014 Milan, Italy.
  • Kalogianni K, Yang Y, Vardy A, Schouten A, van der Helm F, de Munck J. Source localization with the MUSIC algorithm and the effect of spatial prewhitening: a SEP paradigm,in the 21st Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM), 8-12 June 2015, Hamburg, German.
  • Yang Y, Solis-Escalante T, Yao J, van der Helm, F.C.T, Schouten A.C. (2015), Nonlinear connectivity of the afferent pathway in sensorimotor control, in the 21st Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM), 13-18 June 2015, Hawaii, USA.
  • Solis-Escalante T, van der Vliet R, Yang Y, Schouten A.C., van der Helm F.C.T, (2015), Quantifying performance and neuromuscular admittance during manual tracking of a visual target, in Neuroscience 2015, October 17-21, 
  • Solis-Escalante T, Yang Y, Schouten A.C, van der Helm F.C.T (2015), Scalp topography of nonlinear components of somatosensory of somatosensory steady-state responses to mechanical wrist stimulation, in 5th Dutch Bio-Medical Engineering Conference, January 22-23, 2015, Egmond aan Zee, The Netherlands.
  • Yang Y, Solis-Escalante T, Schouten A.C, van der Helm F.C.T (2015), Nonlinear connectivity in sensorimotor control, in 5th Dutch Bio-Medical Engineering Conference, January 22-23, 2015, Egmond aan Zee, The Netherlands.
  • Yang Y, Schouten A.C., van der Helm F.C.T, (2015), Multi-sine stimuli are a powerful tool for imaging nonlinearity in nervous systems, in the 2nd International Conference on Basic and Clinical Multimodal Imaging (BaCi), 1-5 Sept. 2015, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
  • Perenboom M.J.L, Yang Y, van der Helm F.C.T, Ferrari M.D, Schouten A.C, Tolner E.A, Nonlinearity of the visual system assessed by cross-frequency phase coupling, selected for best abstract presentation in the 19th biennial International Pharmaco EEG Society Meeting, 26-30 Oct 2016, The Netherlands.
  • van der Helm F.C.T, Yang Y, Solis-Escalante T, Vlaar M, Yao J, Dewald J.P.A, Schouten A.C, 4D EEG: Assessing the role of the sensorimotor cortex in reflex modulation during motor control, in the 11st Congress of the International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology (ISEK Congress), 5-8 July, 2016, Chicago, USA.
  • Yang Y, Solis-Escalante T, Yao J, van der Helm F.C.T, Dewald J.P.A, Schouten A.C, Nonlinear connectivity in the human stretch reflex revealed by nonlinear phase coherence and multisine perturbations, in the 11st Congress of the International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology (ISEK Congress), 5-8 July, 2016, Chicago, USA.
  • Yang Y, Schouten A.C, Yao J, Solis-Escalante T, Dewald J.P.A., van der Helm F.C.T (2016), Quantifying nonlinear connectivity in the human stretch reflex, in the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM), 26-30 June 2016, Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Yang Y, Solis-Escalante T, van der Helm F.C.T, Schouten A.C (2016), Nonlinear dynamics in the corticospinal interaction during movement control, selected for Young Investigator Training Program (YITP) in the 10th FENS Forum of Neuroscience, 2-6 July 2016, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Yang Y, van der Helm F.C.T, Solis-Escalante T, van de Ruit M, Yao J, Dewald J.P.A, and Schouten A.C (2017), Nonlinear coupling between cortical oscillations and muscle activity during steady-state force generation, in 27th Annual Meeting of Neural Control of Movement, May 1-5, 2017, Dublin, Ireland.
  • Perenboom M, Yang Y, Schouten A.C, Tolner E. (2017), Nonlinear dynamics of the visual system in migraine, in 6th Dutch Bio-Medical Engineering Conference, January 26-27, 2017, Egmond aan Zee, The Netherlands, oral presentation.
  • Maceira-Elvira P, Filatova O. G, Yang Y, Takeda Y, Dewald J.P.A., Kwakkel G, Yamashita O, van der Helm, F.C.T (2017), Neural Dynamics based on EEG and diffusion MRI: Potential in studying stroke, in the 3rd International Conference on Basic and Clinical Multimodal Imaging (BaCi), 29 Aug-9 Sept. 2017, Bern, Switzerland, oral presentation.
  • Perenboom M, Yang Y, Carpay J, van der Helm F.C.T, Ferrari M, Schouten A.C, Tolner E.A (2017), Nonlinear visual processing is faster in migraine with aura, in the 18th Congress of the International Headache Society, September 7-10, 2017, Vancouver, Canada, oral presentation.
  • Yang Y, Solis-Escalante T, Schouten A.C, van der Helm F.C.T (2017), Nonlinear Neuronal Coupling in the human stretch reflex, in 6th Dutch Bio-Medical Engineering Conference, January 26-27, 2017, Egmond aan Zee, The Netherlands, oral presentation.
  • Yang Y, Filatova O, Maceira P.E, Takeda Y, Dewald J.P.A, Kwakkel G, Yamashita O, van der Helm F.C.T (2017), Multimodal brain imaging for improving EEG source localization: Application to Chronic Stroke, selected for Young Scientist Award Presentation in 2nd Congress on NeuroRehabilitation and Neural Repair, 22-24 May 2017, Maastricht, the Netherlands.
  • Wang L, Noordanus E, Yang Y, van Opstal J.A (2019), Evaluating nonlinear auditory steady-state responses in EEG using multi-spectral phase-coherence analysis. Neuroscience 2019; October 19-23, 2019; Chicago, IL. no. 7651
  • Yang Y (2019), Multi-model brain imaging approach for tracking neural information flow in stroke, The Workshop on AI + Radiology: Collaboration between Physicians, Engineers, and Computer Scientists, September 11, 2019, Chicago, IL.
  • Tian R, Dewald J.P.A., Sinha N, Yang Y (2019), Assessing linear and nonlinear connectivity and associated time delays in the muscle responses to continuous elbow joint perturbations, Biomedical Engineering Society BMES Annual Meeting; October 16-19, 2019; Philadelphia, PA, no 214
  • Yang Y, Hogenhuis C.H.E.Y, Tian R, Cates A, van de Herm F.C.T, Dewald J.P.A (2019). Effects of Electrode Distance and Injected Current Intensity on High-definite tDCS: A Simulation Study. Biomedical Engineering Society BMES Annual Meeting; October 16-19, 2019; Philadelphia, PA, no 559.
  • Yang Y, Tian R, Cummings M, Hogenhuis C.H.E.Y, Deol J, Drogos J, Dewald J.P.A (2019). Determine the usage of indirect motor pathways following a hemiparetic stroke: A pilot study. Neuroscience 2019; October 19-23, 2019; Chicago, IL. no. 5134.
  • Yang Y, Tian R, Cummings M, Drogos J, Dewald J.P.A (2019). Transcranial direct current stimulation over lesioned motor cortices reduces the expression of the flexion synergy and nonlinear brain-muscle connectivity in hemiparetic stroke. American Society of Neurorehabilitation (ASNR) Annual Meeting; October 16-18, 2019; Chicago, IL. no. T50.
  • Yang Y, Tian R, Sanha N, Gurari N, Drogos J, Dewald J.P.A (2020). Determining the Increased Usage of Indirect Motor Pathways in Hemiparetic Stroke, American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Combined Sections Meeting (CSM), Platform presentation in Research Section, Feb 12-15, 2020, Denver, CO, ID 24201.
  • Yang Y., Sidorov E.V., Dewald J.P.A (2021), Targeted tDCS reduces the expression of the upper limb flexion synergy in chronic hemiparetic stroke, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) 98th Annual Conference: Progress in Rehabilitation Research, September 26-29, 2021.
  • Yang, Y., Sidorov, E., & Dewald, J. P. (2021). Targeted tDCS reduces the expression of the upper limb flexion synergy in chronic hemiparetic stroke. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 102(10), e10.
  • Tian R, Sikora, W.A, Yang Y (2021), Influence of White Matter Tract Orientation on the Effect of tDCS: a computer simulation study, Biomedical Engineering Society BMES Annual Meeting; October 6-9, Orlando, Florida 2021
  • Sikora, W.A, Tian R, Yang Y (2021), Predicting Sex from Resting-state Functional MRI Based on Functional Connectivity of Brain Regions, Biomedical Engineering Society BMES Annual Meeting; October 6-9, Orlando, Florida 2021
  • Sikora W.A, Azizoddin D.R, Lepak L.V, Cheema C.F, Safdar F, Ashton B.R, Yang Y (2022). Cortical Mechanisms of Pain in the Adult Somatosensory Cortex: A Pilot EEG Study. Biomedical Engineering Society BMES Annual Meeting; October 13-16; San Antonio, TX2022
  • Williamson, J.N., James, S.A., Apple, B., Sharps, J., Sidorov, E., Yang, Y. (2022). High-Definition Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation for Improving Upper Extremity Motor Function Post Stroke. 3rd Annual Workshop on Noninvasive Brain Stimulation, Minneapolis, MN, June 8-10, 2022
  • Williamson, J.N., James, S.A., Apple, B., Sharps, J., Monrose, A., He. D., Kolobe, T.H.A., Sidorov, E., Yang, Y. (2022). High-Definition Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation for Upper Extremity Rehabilitation Post Stroke: A Pilot Trial in Oklahoma. Medical Rehabilitation Research Resource Network: Rehabilitation Clinical Trials Innovations, Designs, and Tribulations, Virtual, Sept. 29-30, 2022
  • Williamson, J.N., James, S.A., Yabluchanskiy, A, Mukli, P., Wu, D.H., Sonntag, W., Ciro, C., Yang, Y. (2022). Sex Differences in Interacting Genetic and Imaging Biomarkers in Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease. Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, Oct. 12-15, 2022
  • Williamson, J.N., Sikora W., Parmar, N., Lepak, L.V., Cheema, C., Dewald, P., Wu, D.H., Sidorov, E.V.., Yang, (2022). Cortical Somatosensory Reorganization in Hemiparetic Stroke. Society of Neuroscience 2022, San Diego, CA, Nov. 12-16, 2022
  • Williamson, J.N., Yabluchanskiy, A, Mukli, P., Wu, D.H., Sonntag, W., Ciro, C., Yang, Y. (2022). Sex Differences in Hippocampal Connectivity in Mild Cognitive Impairment. College of Allied Health 12th Annual Research Day, Oklahoma City, OK, April 22, 2022
  • Lepak L.V., Cheema C.F, James S.A., Yang Y (2023), Computer-Guided Non-Invasive High-Definition Transcranial Direct Current Brain Stimulation as a Targeted Intervention after a Stroke, American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Combined Sections Meeting (CSM), San Diego, CA, Feb 23-25, 2023.
  • Williamson, J.N., James, S.A., Apple, B., Sharps, J., Monrose, A., He. D., Kolobe, T.H.A., Sidorov, E., Yang, Y. (2022). High-Definition Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation for Upper Extremity Rehabilitation Post Stroke: A Pilot Trial in Oklahoma. Advances in Stroke Recovery Scientific Conference, Virtual, Jan. 29-30, 2023
  • Williamson, J.N., James, S.A., Brixey, J.R., Apple, B., Sharps, J., Monrose, A., He. D., Li, S., Dewald, J.P.A., Corcos, D.M., Kolobe, T.H.A., Sidorov, E., Yang, Y. (2023). High-Definition Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation for Upper Extremity Rehabilitation Post Stroke: A Pilot Trial. American Society of Neurorehabilitation Annual Meeting, Charleston, SC, Mar. 14-16, 20023
  • Williamson J. N., Peng, R. H. T., He, D., James, S. A., Sidorov, E. V., & Yang, Y. (2024), High-Definition Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Altering Resting-State Brain Activity in Chronic Stroke. Bugher Foundation Collaborative Symposium 2024, Phoenix, Arizona, Feb.7-9, 2024.
  • Peng, R. H. T., Williamson, J. N., Skadden, C., James, S., Sidorov, E. V., Mostafa, W. H., Miranpuri, A., Jain, S., Li, S., Daniels, R., & Yang, Y. (2024), Targeted High-definition Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation For Reducing Post-stroke Upper Limb Motor Impairments. International Stroke Conference 2024, Phoenix, Arizona, Feb.7-9, 2024.

Pending Articles

  • Sinha N, Dewald JPA, Yang, Y. (2024), Perturbation-induced electromyographic activity is predictive of flexion synergy expression and a sensitive measure of post-stroke motor impairment. the 46th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (IEEE EMBC 2024), Orlando, Florida, July 15-19, 2024. [Submitted]  
  • Williamson, J. N., James, S. A., He, D., Peng, R. H. T., Mulyana, B. E., & Yang, Y. (2024), Bilateral High-Definition Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation for Stroke Rehabilitation. IEEE EMBC 2024, Orlando, Florida, July 15-19, 2024. [Submitted]
  • Peng, R. H. T., Camacho, P., Sutton, B., Subramanian, A., Wszalek, T., Anderson, A., Mulyana, B. E., Lam, F., & Yang, Y. (2024), Improving Focality and Minimizing Cross-Hemispheric Current Leakage in Bilateral HD-tDCS. IEEE EMBC 2024, Orlando, Florida, July 15-19, 2024. [Submitted]
  • Peng, R. H. T., Parmar, N., Williamson, J. N., Sirpal, P., Mulyana, B. E., Darvish, M. R., Sung, J., Sidorov, E. V., & Yang, Y. (2024), Alteration of Cortical Somatosensory Feedback in Post-Stroke Movement Control. the 46th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (IEEE EMBC 2024), Orlando, Florida, July 15-19, 2024. [Submitted]
  • Mulyana B. E., Yuan Yang (2024), Safety and Quality Evaluation of Concurrent Transcranial Electrical Stimulation with fMRI, the 46th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (IEEE EMBC 2024), Orlando, Florida, July 15-19, 2024. [Submitted]
  • Mulyana B. E., Yuan Yang (2024), Real-time standalone image reconstruction for multi-slice multiband EPI using matrix vectorization and GPUs CUDA implementation, the 46th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (IEEE EMBC 2024), Orlando, Florida, July 15-19, 2024. [Submitted]
  • Sirpal P, Refai, HH, Dewald JPA. Yang Y, The Magnitude of a Synergy Inducing Motor Execution Task in Stroke Increases EEG Signal Complexity (2024), Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing, [Under review].
  • Williamson, J.N., James, S.A., Mullen, S.P., Sutton, B.P., Wszalek, T., Mulyana, B. E., Mukli, P. Yabluchanskiy, A., Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative Consortium and Yang, Y. (2024). Sex difference in interacting genetic and functional connectivity biomarkers in Alzheimer’s disease. GeroScience [Under Review].
  • Parmar N, Sirpal P, Dewald JPA, Refai HH, Yang Y (2024), Beta-Band Cortico-Muscular Phase Coherence in Hemiparetic Stroke, Biomedical Signal Processing and Control, [Under review].

Invited Lectures

  • Subject-specific optimization in brain-computer interfaces
  • Quantifying connectivity in motor control using causality measures and multisine perturbations
  • Quantifying nonlinear connectivity in the human sensorimotor system
  • Quantifying connectivity in motor control using connectivity measures and multisine stimulations
  • Quantifying neuronal connectivity in the nervous system using cross-frequency coupling metric and multisine stimulations.
  • Quantifying neuronal connectivity in the nervous system using cross-frequency coupling metric and multisine stimulations
  • Accessing Functional Neural Connectivity in Hemiparetic Stroke
  • Neural Assessments and Targeted Interventions for Hemiparetic Stroke
  • Neural Engineering for Sensorimotor Rehabilitation in Hemiparetic Stroke
  • Targeted high-definition transcranial direct current stimulation to reduce sensorimotor impairments post hemiparetic stroke 

Other Publications

  • Schouten AC, Vlaar M, Solis-Escalante T, Yang Y, van der Hem FCT (2019), Cortical response evoked by wrist joint manipulation, Nonlinear System Identification Benmarks, Doi: 10.4121/uuid:176d8f78-d9fd-491e-90e7-9370e249b701.

Research Honors

  • NSF CAREER Award (2023 )
  • Vice President for Research and Partnerships Annual Award for Excellence in Research Grant (2023)
  • American Heart Association Career Development Award (2022 )
  • Hojjat Adeli Award for Outstanding Contributions in Neural Systems (2017)
  • Young Investigator Training Program Award (Denmark) (2016)
  • EU-Australasia Young Researchers Exchange Program Award (2016)
  • EU-Japan Young Researchers Exchange Program Award ( 2015)
  • Young Investigator Training Program Award (Italy) (2014)

Public Service Honors

  • Outstanding Reviewer (2017)
  • Outstanding Reviewer (2017)

Other Honors

  • Winner of LooxidVR Happiness Challenge (2018)