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dezhong yao

Personal Profile

Basic Information

1.     Male, Born in Chongqing, China

2.     PhD, 1991, Chengdu University of Technology, China

3.     PhD,  2005, Aalborg  UniversityDenmark

4.     Full Professor (1995-).

5.     Director , Key Lab for NeuroInformation, Ministry of Education of China (MOE) (2009-) ( www.neuro.uestc.edu.cn )

6.     Director,  Int Joint Research Center for NeuroInformation, Ministry of Science and Technology of China  (MOST) (2013-)

7.     Director,  The Innovative Talent introduction Base for Neuroinformation (111 project), State Bureau of Foreign Affairs (SBFA) (2013-)

8.     Founder and Dean, School of Life Science and Technology, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC) (2001.11-2017.12)

9.     Director,  Research Center for Information in Medicine, UESTC (http://www.cim.uestc.edu.cn/) (2013.5-)

10.  Dean,  Sichuan Institute for Brain Science and Brain-Inspired Intelligence (SCIBrain)(www.scibrain.org) (2018.12-)



Services for International journals (Editors)

1.         Brain Topography (Editorial Board Member2018-)

2.         IEEE  Trans NSRE  (Associate Editor2018-)

3.         Physiol Measurement (Advisory board Member2018-)

4.         Plos One (Academic Editor2015-2018)

5.         Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience (Associate Editor, 2018-)

6.         Frontiers in NeuroscienceReview editor, brain imaging methods,2015-

7.         Physics in Medicine and Biology (Advisory Board Member, 2002-2006)


 Services for Domestic/International Scientific Societies:

1.     Vice-Chairman, the Chinese Society of Biomedical Engineering (2015-)

2.     Board Member, Chinese Society of Cognitive Science (2013-)

3.     President, Sichuan Society of Cognitive Science (2015-)

4.       Board Member,the International Society for Brain Electromagnetic Topography( ISBET) http://www.isbet.info/index.php/executive-board

5.      International Scientific Committee of the 19th World Congress of Psychophysiology,  Lucca | Italy September 4 - 8 | 2018


6.    Chairman of the 20th World Congress of Psychophysiology (2020, chengdu)

7.    President, Chinese EEG Consortium (2019.10-)

8.   Steering Committee Member, Global Brain Consortium (2019.11-)



Main interests:

1.     Brainformatics, such as EEG, ERP,  EEG/fMRI data and network analysis

2.     Brain-Apparatus Conversation (Bacomics) (music-brain/brain-computer/brain-video game/brain-body)

3.     Big neurodata mining

4.     neurocomputation and Brain inspired  intelligence








Honors and Awards:

1.     Electroencephalography and Clinical Neuroscience Society Roy John Award  "for his impressive  and influential contributions to  electrophysioology  Research" http://www.ecnsweb.org/awards.htm), 2018

2.        Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) ( "for outstanding contributions to biophysical and mathematical models of the EEG and fMRI and educational infrastructure development"),2017                (https://aimbe.org/college-of-fellows/cof-2220/)

3.        Listed in the Elsevier "Most Cited Chinese Researchers" from 2014 to 2018

4.       National Excellent Teachers,   Ministry of Education(MOE), 2010

5.       Natural Science Award (first class),  MOE, 2010  

6.        Huangjiasi Science Award (second class), Chinese Society of Biomedical Engineering, 2019

7.    Outstanding Tianfu Scientist, Sichuan Provincial People's Government , 2018

8.  Progress of Science and technology award ( third class),  Sichuan Provincial People's Government , 2002


Main contributions:

1.      EEG zero reference (REST), recommended by the IFCN guideline for EEG(2018) (www.neuro.uestc.edu.cn/rest); and "Best Practices in Data Analysis & Sharing in Neuroimaging using MEEG" of OHBMhttps://cobidasmeeg.wordpress.com/

2.     Scale-free music of Brain (http://www.neuro.uestc.edu.cn/brainmusic.html);

3.     Information fusion of simultaneous EEG-fMRI(http://www.neuro.uestc.edu.cn/NIT.html).

4.     China-Cuba-Canada(CCC)-axis http://www.neuro.uestc.edu.cn/CCCaxis.html , Int cooperation on brain aging based cloud platform (Webrain and Cbrain) http://webrain.uestc.edu.cn

 Details on Web 

Personal information


         http://faculty.uestc.edu.cn/yaodezhong/zh_CN/index.htm  (Chinese)

         http://faculty.uestc.edu.cn/yaodezhong/en/index.htm (English)

Team information( Neuoengineering and Neurodata):



WebBrain Platform/ International cloud based brainformatics platform for data,tools and computation together centered on electrophysiological information of the brain 



EEG zero reference(REST):



Brainwave music:



Simultaneous EEG-fMRI



Postdoctoral Recruitment



Personal Information

Doctoral Supervisor


Education Level:With Certificate of Graduation for Doctorate Study

Alma Mater:Aalborg University,Denmark

Academic Titles:Director, Center for Information in Medicine,University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Sichuan,Chengdu 610054, China

Other Post:Director, Key Laboratory for NeuroInformation, Ministry of Education, China; Director, Int Joint Research center for Neuroinformation, Ministry of Science and Technology, China

Degree:Doctor of Engineering

Status:On the job

School/Department:School of Life Science and Technology

Date of Employment:1991-07-17

Discipline:Applied Psychology
Biomedical Engineering

Business Address:Qingshuihe Campus:No.2006, Xiyuan Ave, West Hi-Tech Zone, 611731  |   Chengdu, Sichuan, P.R.China

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Honors and Titles::National Excellent Teacher, MOE,2010


Educational Experience

  • 2003.11-2005.12

    Aalborg University | Biomedical Science | With Certificate of Graduation for Doctorate Study | 博士学位

  • 1988.9-1991.7

    Chengdu Institute of Geology | Applied Geophysics | With Certificate of Graduation for Doctorate Study | Doctor of Engineering

  • 1985.9-1988.7

    Zhejiang Agriculture University | Soil Physics | With Certificate of Graduation for Study as Master's Candidates | 农学硕士学位

  • 1981.9-1985.7

    Southwest Normal College | Physics | With Certificate of Graduation for Undergraduate Study | 理学学士学位

Work Experience

  • 2018.10-Now

     Sichuan Institute of Brain Science and Brain-Inspired Intelligence  | Director 

  • 2018.1-Now

     School of Life Science and Technology,University of Electronic Science and Technology of China  | Professor (2018.1-) 

  • 2013.5-Now

     Center for Information in Medicine, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China  | Director 

  • 2001.11-2017.12

     School of Life Science and Technology, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China  | Founder, Dean (2001.11-2017.12) 

  • 2000.10-2001.4

     Department of Psychology | McMaster Uni | Visiting Professor 

  • 1997.9-1998.8

     EECS | Uni Illi Chicago | Visiting Scholar 

  • 1993.7-2001.10

     Department of automation, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China  | Professor 

  • 1991.8-1993.6

     Department of Microwave Engineering, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China  | Post Doctor 

Research Focus

  • brain-inspired Intelligence

  • brain aging

  • schizophrenia

  • epilepsy

  •  Brainformatics    
     (  https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-319-70772-3_30  )  

  • Brain-Apparatus Conversation (BAC+ omics: Bacomics)



Research Group

Neuroengineering and Neurodata


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