Xiaogang Hu, PhD - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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Xiaogang Hu

Xiaogang Hu, PhD

  • Research Scientist, SMPP, RIC
  • Research Assistant Professor, P M and R, NU

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Education, Residency and Internship

Education

2006
Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, BE, Mechanical Engineering
2008
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, MS., Kinesiology

Fellowship

2011
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PhD Minor, Computational Science
2011
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PhD, Kinesiology
2014
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Postdoctoral, Neuromuscular Disorder and Rehabilitation

Professional Memberships

Society for Neuroscience

American Society of Biomechanics

International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology

IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles
Hu, X., Suresh, N. L., & Rymer, W. Z. (2014) Estimating the time course of population excitatory postsynaptic potentials in motoneurons of spastic stroke survivors. J of Neurophysiol [In Press].

Hu, X., Suresh, N. L., Chardon, M. K., & Rymer, W. Z. (2014) Contributions of motoneuron hyperexcitability to clinical spasticity in hemispheric stroke survivors. Clin Neurophysiol [In Press].

Hu, X., Rymer, W. Z., & Suresh, N. L. (2014) Control of motor unit firing during step-like increases in voluntary force. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 8:721.

Suresh, A. K., Hu, X., Powers, R. K., Suresh, N. L., Heckman, C. J., & Rymer, W. Z. (2014). Changes in motoneuron afterhyperpolarization duration in stroke survivors. J of Neurophysiol 112(6), 1447-1456.

Jahanmiri-Nezhad, F., Hu, X., Suresh, N. L., Rymer, W. Z., & Zhou, P. (2014). EMG-force relation in the first dorsal interosseous muscle of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. NeuroRehab 35(2), 307-314.

Hu, X., Rymer, W. Z., & Suresh, N. L. (2014). Motor unit firing rate patterns during voluntary muscle force generation: a simulation study. J of Neural Eng 11(2), 026015.

Hu, X., Rymer, W. Z., & Suresh, N. L. (2014). Accuracy assessment of a surface electromyogram decomposition system in human first dorsal interosseous muscle. J of Neural Eng 11(2), 026007.

Hu, X., Rymer, W. Z., & Suresh, N. L. (2013). Assessment of validity of the high-yield surface electromyogram decomposition. J of NeuroEng and Rehab, 10: 99.

Hu, X., Rymer, W. Z., & Suresh, N. L. (2013). Reliability of spike triggered averaging of the surface electromyogram for motor unit action potential estimation. Muscle & Nerve, 48(4), 557-570.

Hu, X., Rymer, W. Z., & Suresh, N. L. (2013). Motor unit pool organization examined via spike triggered averaging of the surface electromyogram. J of Neurophysiol, 110(5), 1205-1220.

Hu, X., & Newell, K. M. (2012). Force and time gain interact to nonlinearly scale adaptive visual-motor isometric force control. Exp Brain Res, 221(2), 191-203.

Hu, X., & Newell, K. M. (2012). Asymmetrical interference associated with force amplitude and hand dominance in bimanual constant isometric force. Motor Control, 16(3), 297-316.

Hu, X., Mazich, M. M., & Newell, K. M. (2012). Time gain influences adaptive visual-motor isometric force control. Exp Brain Res, 218(1), 73-80.

Hu, X., & Newell, K. M. (2011). Aging, visual information, and adaptability to task asymmetry in bimanual force coordination. J of App Physiol, 111(6), 1671-1680.

Hu, X., & Newell, K. M. (2011). Modeling constraints to redundancy in bimanual force coordination. J of Neurophysiol, 105(5), 2169-2180.

Hu, X., & Newell, K. M. (2011). Visual information gain and task asymmetry interact in bimanual force coordination and control. Exp Brain Res, 212(4), 497-504.

Hu, X., & Newell, K. M. (2011). Motor-unit pool model of continuous and discrete force variability. Motor Control, 15(4), 439-455.

Hu, X., Loncharich, M., & Newell, K. M. (2011). Visual information interacts with neuromuscular factors in the coordination of bimanual isometric force. Exp Brain Res, 209(1), 129-138.

Sternad, D., Abe, M. O., Hu, X., & Müller, H. (2011) Neuromotor noise, error tolerance and velocity-dependent costs in skilled performance. PLoS Computational Biology, 7(9), e1002159.

Hu, X., & Newell, K. M. (2011). Adaptation to bimanual asymmetric weights in isometric force coordination. Neuroscience Letters, 490(2), 121-125.

Hu, X., & Newell, K. M. (2011). Dependence of asymmetrical interference on task demands and hand dominance in bimanual isometric force tasks. Exp Brain Res, 208(4), 533-541.

Research Interests

Neural Engineering, Neurorehabilitation, Motor disorder

Biomechanics, Neurophysiology, Motor control, Computational science

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