- Scholarship in 2004 at the University of Southern California
Dr Rosa H. M. Chan received her Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering in 2011 at University of Southern California (USC), where she also received her M.S. degrees in Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Aerospace Engineering. During her graduate studies at the University of Southern California (USC), Rosa joined the DARPA REMIND project which was led by Dr. Theodore W. Berger to develop neural prostheses for damaged cognitive function resulting from injury or diseases. Their research breakthroughs in mathematical modelling for hippocampal cognitive prosthesis and memory facilitation received the Outstanding Paper Award from the IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering.
She received the B.Eng (1st Hon.) degree in Automation and Computer-Aided Engineering from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in 2003. After graduation, she spent a year researching the manipulation of carbon nanotubes using dielectrophoretic force in the CUHK Center for Micro and Nano Systems led by Dr Wen J. Li. She was later awarded the Croucher Scholarship and Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fellowship for Overseas Studies in 2004. In the summer of 2010, she was awarded Google Scholarship and participated in the Singularity University Graduate Studies Program at NASA AMES.
Dr. Chan is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Electronic Engineering at City University of Hong Kong. Her primary research interests include brain-machine interface, neural prostheses, and mathematical models of neural systems. She is elected to the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) Administrative Committee as the Asia Pacific Representative (2018-2020).