Dr Hu Xiaoling received her PhD in Electronic Engineering from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Since graduation, she has been devoting herself in the area of Biomedical Engineering at PolyU. Currently, she is an Associate Professor in Dept of Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Hu invented several hybrid robots for stroke rehabilitation, e.g., neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) and robot hybrid exoskeletons and mobile exo-neuro-musculo-skeletons. The core patents of the inventions have been licensed out to companies for further commercialization. Dr. Hu serves as a reviewer of journals, including Annuals of Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Signal Processing and Control, Clinical Biomechanics, Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, Journal of Applied Biomechanics, Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Rehabilitation, Therapy & Technology, and Current Medical Imaging Reviews. She is also an associate editor for Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation and IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering. Dr. Hu has served as a committee member of IEEE Engineering, Medicine, and Biology Society (EMBS), Hong Kong and Macau Joint Chapter since 2008. She was the programme officer of the Chapter in 2008 and 2009, the secretary in 2010 and 2011, and was the vice chair from 2017 to 2019.
Academic and Professional Experiences
- Panel Member: Assessment Panel (AP) of the “Innovation and Technology Fund for Application in Elderly and Rehabilitation Care” (I&T Fund), Social Welfare Department, The Government of the Hong Kong SAR, Nov 2019 – current
- Committee Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Engineering, Medicine, and Biology Society (EMBS), Hong Kong and Macau Joint Chapter, Jan 2020 – current
- Vice Chair, IEEE EMBS Hong Kong and Macau Joint Chapter, Jan 2017 – Dec 2019
- Committee Member, IEEE EMBS Hong Kong and Macau Joint Chapter, Jan 2012 – Dec 2016