Shanbao Tong

Dr. Shanbao Tong received the B.S. degree in radio technology from Xi'an Jiao Tong University (Xi'an, China) in 1995, and M.S. degree in turbine machine engineering and Ph.D. degree in biomedical engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 1998 and 2002 respectively. From 2000-2001, he was a research trainee in Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. From 2002-2005, he had postdoctoral training in Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. His Ph.D. dissertation was on EEG signal processing in brain injury following cardiac arrest, and was awarded the top 100 distinguished Ph.D. dissertations of China (2004). Dr. Tong joined Shanghai Jiao Tong University as associate professor in 2005 and has been full professor since 2009. He established the neural engineering laboratory. His research interests include multimodal neuroimaging techniques and brain rehabilitation, and transcranial ultrasound stimulation.

Dr. Tong is the founding chair of the IEEE EMBS Shanghai chapter which was awarded the Best New Chapter of IEEE EMBS (2013). He is also the founding chair of the IEEE EMBS international summer school of neural engineering. Dr. Tong was the associate editori of IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering. He is currently the Editor in Chief of Medical & Biological Engineering & Computation, board member of the Chinese society of neural engineering and the Chinese society for bioelectronics.  He has served many IEEE EMBS conferences as session chair or co-chair (EMBC since 2005), international program committee (NER'13) or organization committee (NER'15), the conference chair of the 2017 IEEE EMBS international conference of neural engineering(NER'17). Theme Co-chair of IEEE EMBC since 2020.


1.     Curtin A, Ayaz H, Tang Y, Sun J, Wang J, Tong S., Enhancing neural efficiency of cognitive processing speed via training and neurostimulation: An fNIRS and TMS study, Neuroimage. 2019 Sep;198:73-82. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2019.05.020.

2.     Bo B, Li Y, Li W, Wang Y, Tong S., Optogenetic excitation of ipsilesional sensorimotor neurons is protective in acute ischemic stroke: a laser speckle imaging study, IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2018 Oct 1. doi: 10.1109/TBME.2018.2872965.

3.     Guo X, Lyu Y, Wang Z, Li Y, Xiang J, Pan C, Flor H, Tong S., Correlates of Residual Limb Pain: From Residual Limb Length and Usage to Metabolites and Activity in Secondary Somatosensory Cortex, IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng. 2019 Jan;27(1):96-104. doi: 10.1109/TNSRE.2018.2885146.

4.     Zhang D, Li H, Sun J, Hu W, Jin W, Li S, Tong S., Antidepressant-Like Effect of Low-Intensity Transcranial Ultrasound Stimulation, IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2019 Feb;66(2):411-420. doi: 10.1109/TBME.2018.2845689.

5.     He J, Lu H, Young L, Deng R, Callow D, Tong S, Jia X, Real-time quantitative monitoring of cerebral blood flow by laser speckle contrast imaging after cardiac arrest with targeted temperature management, Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism, J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2017 Jan 1:271678X17748787. doi: 10.1177/0271678X17748787.

6.     Liu Q, Chen S, Soetikno B, Liu W, Tong S, Zhang H, Monitoring acute stroke in mouse model using laser speckle imaging-guided visible-light optical coherence tomography, IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2017 May 23.

7.     Li H, Sun J, Zhang D, Omire-Mayor D, Lewin P, Tong S, Low-intensity (400 mW/cm2, 500kHz) Pulsed Transcranial Ultrasound Preconditioning May Mitigate Focal Cerebral Ischemia in Rats, Brain stimulation, 2017, 10(3):695-702.

8.     Lu H, Li Y, Bo B,Yuan L, Lu X, Li H, Tong S, Intraoperative anesthetic effects in hemodynamics of photothrombotic stroke model: a study using laser speckle imaging, BMC Neuroscience, 2017, Jan 5; 18(1)

9.     Guo T, Li H, Lv Y, Lu H, Niu J, Sun J, Yang GY, Ren C, and Tong S, Neuroprotective pulsed transcranial ultrasound stimulation in ischemic brain injury after distal middle cerebral artery occlusion, IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2015 Oct;62(10):2352-7

10.  Hong X, Sun J, Bengson JJ, Mangun GR and Tong S, Normal aging selectively diminishes alpha lateralization in visual spatial attention, Neuroimage, 2015, 106: 353-363

Deputy Editor, Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing

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