The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, and the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS), named He (Helen) Huang, PhD, as editor-in-chief of IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering (TNSRE) effective January 1, 2024.
Huang’s research focuses on neural-machine interfaces, prosthetic and exoskeleton control, human-robot interaction, and human movement control. She has more than 15 years of experience as a professor, and teaches at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University. She is the Jackson Family Distinguished Professor within the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) of both universities and is the director of the Closed-Loop Engineering for Advanced Rehabilitation core. Huang also co-founded AVEX Motion in 2022, a spin-off of her research lab work in wearable robotics and rehabilitation at the Joint Department of BME.
“As we look ahead to Dr. Huang’s stewardship of IEEE TNSRE, we anticipate an exciting chapter of growth, innovation, and impactful research,” said Paul Sajda, PhD, president of the IEEE EMBS. “Her remarkable achievements throughout the course of her career as a researcher, author, and associate editor give us confidence in her tenure at the journal.”
“I aspire to improve the lives of people with disabilities by creating the symbiotic relationship between people with limb loss and robotic prostheses in my own research,” said Huang. “As editor-in-chief of TNSRE, I want to amplify the voices of my colleagues in the neural systems and rehabilitation engineering fields and illuminate the importance of this work. I look forward to working with the editors and the team at IEEE TNSRE in accomplishing the missions of the journal and the society, and providing quality, field-leading research to our peers.”
To read more about Huang’s prosthetics research, visit “Robotic Gripper Gives Strength and Delicacy to Prosthesis,” “Neurally Controlled Prosthetic Ankle Allows for Balance Correction,” “Powered Prosthetic Ankles Can Restore Range of Functions,” and “Conductive Yarns Detect Prostheses’ Pressure Points.”