Ph.D., Cognitive Science, University of California, San Diego, USA

M.S., Cognitive Science, University of California, San Diego, USA

M.S., Electrical Engineering (& Vision Science), National Chung Cheng University, Chia-Yi, Taiwan

B.S., Electrical Engineering (& Cognitive/Biological Psychology), National Chung Cheng University, Chia-Yi, Taiwan

  • 2019/10-Present, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Institute of Collaborative Innovation & Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Macau
  • 2018-Present, Associate Project Scientist, Institute for Neural Computation, University of California, San Diego
  • 2010-2018, Assistant Project Scientist, Institute for Neural Computation, University of California, San Diego
  • 2009-2015, Acting Principal Investigator, NIH R01 Grant, Department of Cognitive Science & Institute for Neural Computation, University of California, San Diego
  • 2006-2010, Postdoctoral Fellow, Swartz Center for Computational Neuroscience, Institute for Neural Computation, University of California, San Diego
  • 2000-2006, Graduate Student Researcher, Department of Cognitive Science & Institute for Neural Computation, University of California, San Diego
  • 2001-2003, Teaching Assistant, Department of Cognitive Science, University of California, San Diego
  • 1998-2000, Second Lieutenant and Chief Counselor, Taiwan Army
  • 1996-1998, Graduate Student Researcher, Departments of Electrical Engineering, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan
  • 1997, The Phi Tau Phi Scholastic Honor Society of The Republic of China, Taiwan
  • 1996, Outstanding Engineering Student Award, Chinese Institute of Engineers, Taiwan
  • Topological mapping of visual, auditory, somatosensory, motor, and multisensory areas using fMRI
  • Neural basis of spatial cognition in peripersonal space: linking the brain, body, space, and action
  • Spatiotemporal multisensory integration in peripersonal space
  • Multisensory representations of space in multiple reference frames
  • Multimodal neuroimaging of sensorimotor maps and dynamics
  • Spatiotemporal brain dynamics during sustained-attention tasks and visually-guided actions
  • Development of MRI-compatible devices (wearable stimulation techniques; 4-D multisensory virtual reality)
  • 2016-2017, UCSD Frontiers of Innovation Scholars Program (FISP) (total cost awarded: $25,000 USD)

Project: Validation and classification of human brain mapping data

Role: Co-PI (with Prof. Kenneth Kreutz-Delgado, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UCSD)

Sponsored: ECE Ph.D. student (Ching-fu Chen)

  • 2009-2015, US NIH R01 MH081990 (total cost awarded: $1,824,267 USD)

Project: Cognitive functions of multisensory cortical maps

Role: Acting PI (with Prof. Martin I. Sereno, Department of Cognitive Science, UCSD)

  • 2007-2009, Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind at UCSD (total cost awarded: $33,300 USD)

Project: A functional magnetic resonance study of ego-reference-point spatial construals of time

Role: Co-PI (with Prof. Rafael Núñez, Department of Cognitive Science, UCSD)

Ad Hoc Reviewer for Sleep, Journal of Neuroscience Methods, Cognitive Processing, Journal of Cognitive Science, Behavior Research Methods, IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems & Rehabilitation Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, NeuroImage, Visual Neuroscience, Brain Research, Human Brain Mapping, and Neuroscience Letters

(*corresponding author)

  • Chen, C.F., Kreutz-Delgado, K., Sereno, M.I., Huang*, R.S. (2019), Unraveling the spatiotemporal brain dynamics during a simulated reach-to-eat task. NeuroImage, 185, 58–71.
  • Huang*, R.S., Sereno, M.I. (2018), Chapter 7. Multisensory and Sensorimotor Maps. in Vallar, G., Coslett, H.B. (Eds.), The Parietal Lobe. Neurological and neuropsychological deficits (Handbook of Clinical Neurology, vol. 151, Elsevier). pp. 141–161.
  • Huang*, R.S., Chen, C.F., Sereno, M.I. (2018), Spatiotemporal integration of looming visual and tactile stimuli near the face. Human Brain Mapping, 39(5), 2156–2176.
  • Huang*, R.S., Chen, C.F., Sereno, M.I. (2017), Mapping the complex topological organization of the human parietal face area. Neuroimage, 163, 459–470.
  • Chen, C.F., Kreutz-Delgado, K., Sereno, M.I., Huang*, R.S. (2017), Validation of periodic fMRI signals in response to wearable tactile stimulation. Neuroimage, 150, 99–111.
  • Huang*, R.S., Chen, C.F., Sereno, M.I. (2015), Neural substrates underlying the passive observation and active control of translational egomotion. The Journal of Neuroscience, 35(10), 4258–4267.
  • Sereno, M.I., Huang, R.S. (2014), Multisensory maps in parietal cortex. Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 24, 39–46.
  • Huang*, R.S., Sereno M.I. (2013), Bottom-up retinotopic organization supports top-down mental imagery. The Open Neuroimaging Journal, 7, 58–67.
  • Huang*, R.S., Chen, C.F., Tran, A.T., Holstein, K.L., Sereno, M.I. (2012), Mapping multisensory parietal face and body areas in humans. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 109(44), 18114–18119.
  • Chuang, S.W., Ko, L.W., Lin, Y.P., Huang, R.S., Jung, T.P., Lin, C.T. (2012), Co-modulatory spectral changes in independent brain processes are correlated with task performance. Neuroimage, 62(3), 1469–1477.
  • Filimon, F., Nelson, J.D., Huang, R.S., Sereno, M.I. (2009), Multiple parietal reach regions in humans: cortical representations for visual and proprioceptive feedback during online reaching. The Journal of Neuroscience, 29(9), 2961–2971.
  • Huang*, R.S., Jung, T.P., Delorme, A., Makeig, S. (2008), Tonic and phasic electroencephalographic dynamics during continuous compensatory tracking. NeuroImage, 39(4), 1896–1909.
  • Huang*, R.S., Sereno, M.I. (2008), Visual stimulus presentation using fiber optics in the MRI scanner. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 169(1), 76–83.
  • Huang, R.S., Sereno, M.I. (2007), Dodecapus: An MR-compatible system for somatosensory stimulation. NeuroImage, 34(3), 1060–1073.
  • Sereno, M.I., Huang, R.S. (equal contribution) (2006), A human parietal face area contains aligned tactile and visual maps. Nature Neuroscience, 9(10), 1337–1343.
  • Pitzalis, S., Galletti, C., Huang, R.S., Patria, F., Committeri, G., Galati, G., Fattori, P., Sereno, M.I. (2006), Wide-field retinotopy defines human cortical visual area V6. The Journal of Neuroscience, 26(30), 7962–7973.
  • Kuo, C.J., Huang, R.S., Lin, T.G. (2002), 3D facial model estimation from single front-view facial image. IEEE Transactions on Circuits and System for Video Technology, 12(3), 183–192.
  • Huang, R.S., Tsai, L.L., Kuo, C.J. (2001), Selection of valid and reliable EEG features for predicting auditory and visual alertness levels. Natl. Sci. Counc. ROC(B): Life Sciences, 25(1), 17–25.