Changwei W. Wu
Changwei W. Wu was born in Taipei, Taiwan in 1979. He received the B.Eng. and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan in 2001 and 2009, respectively. In 2010, he served as a postdoctoral visiting fellow in National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health, Baltimore, USA. He then became junior faculty in Graduate Institute of Biomedical Engineering, National Central University, Taoyuan, Taiwan. Now he joins the family of Taipei Medical University as an associate professor, investigating sleep neuroimage and brain consciousness.
Professor Wu’s research orientation is to investigate the underlying functionality of spontaneous brain activities in cognition, neurology and psychiatry, and to determine associated biomarkers. His recent focus is targeting on sleeping neurophysiological mechanisms using electroencephalography (EEG) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Professor Wu is leading his Physiological Rhythms Laboratory (PRLab) toward 3 major topics: ① consciousness dynamics in sleep; ② brain spontaneous activities in aging and creativity; ③neurovascular coupling in medicine. Professor Wu’s international collaborations encompass interdisiplinary research topics including consciousness (Prof. Georg Northoff in University of Ottawa, Canada), sleep neuroimage (Prof. Qihong Zhou in Peking University, China), psychiatric disorders (Prof. Elliot Stein in National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIH, USA), and cerebrovascular diseases (Prof. Tsung-Hai Lee in Chang-Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan).