The Waterloo International Workshop on Neural Engineering and Rehabilitation was Held on 7-10 July 2021

The Waterloo International Workshop on Neural Engineering and Rehabilitation was hosted virtually on 7-10 July, 2021.  The workshop was co-organized by IEEE Brain Initiative, University of Waterloo and HKUST Institute for Advanced Study.  Prof. Yiwen WANG of IAS, ECE & CBE served as the Co-host at the workshop.  Dario FARINA of Imperial College London was the Chair and Ning JIANG of University of Waterloo was the Co-host.

The workshop invited 22 world-renowned speakers from North America (John Hopkins University, University of Southern California, University of Florida, University of Washington, University of Waterloo, McMaster University), Europe (Imperial College London, University College London, The École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne), and Asia (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, National University of Singapore, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University). To promote the gender diversity, 1/3 of them was female speakers. 

The workshop attracted 96 registered participants, demographically from North America (US, Canada), South America (Brazil), Europe (Netherlands, UK, Finland, Denmark, Germany, France), Asia (Malaysia, Iran, India, Hong Kong and Mainland China). With live streaming, cumulative 5445 viewers and 437.7 effective watching hours were generated, including the maximal 1598 viewers for the first session.   

Neural Engineering is an emerging interdisciplinary area, including not only the traditional computation and device design in ECE, but also in biomedical, material and mechanic, and neuroscience. The aim of this workshop is to discuss the state-of-the-art in neural engineering and its applications in rehabilitation, fostering new international collaborations that would lead to collaborative research projects and initiatives and impulses the development of the neural engineering technology and rehabilitation. 


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Co-organizer: IAS, HKUST


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