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Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, City College of New York (2010.9—2016.8)


2007.9—2010.6 Master degree in Biomedical Engineering, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China

2003.9—2007.6 Bachelor degree in Biomedical Engineering, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China



Automated modeling method for subject-specific high-definition transcranial direct current stimulation (HD-tDCS), including automated segmentation of MR images of human heads, automated high-definition electrode placement, and automated finite element modeling for HD-tDCS.

Automatic MRI segmentation algorithm combining intensity profiles, atlas information and neighborhood relationships.

HD-tDCS targeting on different individual head models, as well as standard MNI-152 head models. Compare these different models.

Model validation on monkey head and human epilepsy patients.


Journal Publications

Y. Huang*, A. Liu*, B. Lafon, D. Friedman, M. Dayan, X. Wang, M. Bikson, W. K. Doyle, O. Devinsky, L. C. Parra, Measurements and models of electric fields in the in vivo human brain during transcranial electric stimulation, eLife, in review, June 2016. *authors contributed equally

Data can be downloaded here.

B. Lafon*, Y. Huang*, S. Henin, D. Friedman, L. Melloni, T. Thesen, G. Buzsáki, O. Devinsky, L. C. Parra#, A. Liu#, Assessment of Transcranial Electrical Stimulation Effects on Brain Rhythms Measured by Invasive Electroencephalography, Nature Medicine, in review, June 2016. *#authors contributed equally

Y. Huang, L. C. Parra, S. Haufe, The New York Head—A precise standardized volume conductor model for EEG source localization and tES targeting, NeuroImage, 2015, doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.12.019

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Y. Huang, L.C. Parra, Fully Automated Whole-Head Segmentation with Improved Smoothness and Continuity, with Theory Reviewed, PLoS ONE 10(5): e0125477. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0125477, 2015

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Y. Huang, J.P. Dmochowski, Y. Su, A. Datta, C. Rorden, L.C. Parra, Automated MRI Segmentation for Individualized Modeling of Current Flow in the Human Head, Journal of Neural Engineering, 10(6):066004, 2013

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R. Kempe, Y. Huang, L.C. Parra, Simulating pad-electrodes with high-definition arrays in transcranial electric stimulation, Journal of Neural Engineering, 11 (2014) 026003, 2014

J.P. Dmochowski, A. Datta, Y. Huang, J. Richardson, M. Bikson, J. Fridriksson, L.C. Parra, Targeted Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation for Rehabilitation after Stroke, NeuroImage, vol. 75, 2013, pp. 12–19

N. M. Senço, Y. Huang, G. D’Urso, L. C. Parra, M. Bikson, A. Mantovani, M. Q. Hoexter, R. G. Shavitt, A. R. Brunoni, TDCS in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Emerging Clinical Evidence and Considerations for Optimal Montage of Electrodes, Expert Review of Medical Devices, vol. 12, issue 4, 2015, pp. 381–391

O. Seibt, A. R. Brunoni, Y. Huang, M. Bikson, The pursuit of DLPFC:  Non-neuronavigated methods to target the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex with symmetric bicephalic transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS), Brain Stimulation, vol. 8, issue 3, 2015, pp. 590–602

E.H. Lacey, X. Jiang, R.B. Friedman, S.F. Snider, L.C. Parra, Y. Huang, P.E. Turkeltaub, Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation for Pure Alexia: Effects on Brain and Behavior, Brain Stimulation, vol. 8, issue 2, pp. 305–307, 2015


Conference Presentations

Y. Huang, A. Liu, B. Lafon, D. Friedman, M. Dayan, X. Wang, O. Devinsky, L. Parra, Direct experimental validation of transcranial electric stimulation models with intracranial recordings in human, Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting 2016, San Diego, CA, November, 2016

Y. Huang, L.C. Parra, S. Haufe, ICBM-NY: A highly detailed volume conductor model for EEG source localization and TCS targeting, Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting 2015, Chicago, IL, October, 2015

Y. Huang, Y. Su, C. Rorden, J.P. Dmochowski, A. Datta, L.C. Parra, An Automated Method for High-Definition Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Modeling, 34th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, San Diego, CA, August, 2012

Y. Huang, Y. Su, A. Datta, Z. Jiang, J.P. Dmochowski, C. Rorden, L.C. Parra, Automated Modeling of Targeted Non-Invasive Electrical Stimulation of the Brain with Multiple Electrodes, The 2nd Annual Translational and Molecular Imaging Institute Symposium, New York, NY, May 27, 2011


Other Passions

Swimming, table-tennis, traveling, photography, video games (Star Craft!!)

Science fiction, extraterrestrial intelligence, mysterious stuff (I Ching, ancient civilizations), theoretical physics (black holes, big bang, string theory, etc.)

Political sciences, China politics