Dr. Chuanxin Niu studied electrical engineering (B.S. 2006) at Beijing Institute of Technology and biomedical engineering. He received Ph.D. in BioEngineering from University of Illinois at Chicago specialized in neurorehabilitation, co-advised by Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. From the year 2010 to 2014, Dr. Niu completed his postdoctoral training as research associate at University of Southern California, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy. His interdisciplinary work has been accepted for oral presentation at American Society of Neurorehabilitation (ASNR) and published in Neural Information Processing System (NIPS), a leading conference proceeding in machine learning. Dr. Niu joined the Department of Rehabilitation, Ruijin Hospital, SJTU in 2015. His current research focuses on neural control of movements, mechanisms of neurological diseases with movement impairments, and how to apply principles of neural computation in neurorehabilitation. 

1.Niu, C. M., Nandyala, S. K., and Sanger, T. D. (2014). Emulated Muscle Spindle and Spiking Afferents Validates VLSI Neuromorphic Hardware as a Testbed for Sensorimotor Function and Disease. Front. Comput. Neurosci. 8, 141. doi: 10.3389/fncom.2014.00141 
2.Niu, C. M., Corcos, D. M., and Shapiro, M. B. (2012). Suppression of proprioceptive feedback control in movement sequences through intermediate targets. Exp. Brain Res. Exp. Hirnforsch. Expérimentation Cérébrale 216, 191–201. doi:10.1007/s00221-011-2928-0. 
3.Niu, C. M., Corcos, D. M., and Shapiro, M. B. (2010). Temporal shift from velocity to position proprioceptive feedback control during reaching movements. J. Neurophysiol. 104, 2512–2522. doi:10.1152/jn.00302.2010.