University of Southern California Center for Neural Engineering The USC Andrew and Erna Viterbi School of Engineering USC

Ude Lu

(email: luxxx542[at]umn.edu; ude.lu77[at]gmail.com)


EDUCATION

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
School of Law
J.D., 2011-2014

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Viterbi School of Engineering
Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, May 2005 - Aug 2011

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Viterbi School of Engineering
M.S. in Biomedical Engineering, May 2005 - May 2007

National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan
School of Biological Sciences and Technologies
M.S. in Biological Sciences and Technologies, June 2000 - May 2002

National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan
School of Electrical Engineering
B.S. in Electrical Engineering, June 1996 - May 2000


ADMISSIONS

United States Patent and Trademark Office, Agent (68711), since 2011


RESEARCH AND WORK EXPERIENCE
 
Research Associate, May 2005 - Aug 2011
Center for Neural Engineering, University of Southern California
Advisor: Dr. Theodore W. Berger; Dr. Dong Song
Research Field: Neuroscience, Electrophysiology, Programming, Signal Processing

Researcher, May 2002 - Dec 2004
Laboratory of Molecular Diagnostics
Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
Advisor: Dr. Konan Peck
Research Field: Bioinstrumentation, High-throuput Technology, Bio-MEMS

Research Associate, June 2000 - May 2002
Laboratory of Enzyme and Protein Engineering
Institute of Biological Sciences and Technologies, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan
Advisor: Dr. Yuh-Shyong Yang
Research Field: Bioinstrumentation, Enzymology, Circuit Design

Intern, June 1999 - May 2000
Laboratory of Enzyme and Protein Engineering
Institute of Biological Sciences and Technologies, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan
Advisor: Dr. Yuh-Shyong Yang
Research Field: Protein Purification, Enzyme Assay

Intern
, June 1998 - May 1999
Information and Multimedia Laboratory
Electrical Engineering Department, National Chiao Tung Univeristy, Hsinchu, Taiwan
Advisor: Dr. Chin-Teng Lin
Research Field: 8051 Microcontroller, Assembly Language


PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

Lu, U., Roach, S., Song, D., Berger, T.W. (2011)  Nonlinear dynamical modeling of neuron action potential threshold during synaptically-driven broadband intracellular activity, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering (submitted).

Lu, U.
, Roach, S., Song, D., Berger, T.W. (2011)  A two-stage model to the separation and quantification of nonlinear dynamcis of neuron pre- and post-synaptic mechanisms, Proceeding of 33rd Annual IEEE EMBC Conference

Lu, U.
, Song, D., Berger, T.W. (2011) Nonlinear dynamic modeling of synaptically-driven single hippocampal neuron intracellular activity, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 58(5), 1303-1313

Lu, U.
, Song, D., Berger, T.W. (2010) Nonlinear dynamic analyses of single hippocampal neurons before and after long-term potentiation, Proceeding of 32nd Annual IEEE EMBC Conference, 2762-2765

Lu, U., Song, D., Berger, T.W. (2009) Nonlinear model of single hippocampal neurons with dynamical thresholds, Proceeding of 31st Annual IEEE EMBC Conference, 3330-3334

Lu, U., Song, D., Berger, T.W. (2008) Nonparametric modeling of single neurons, Proceeding of 30th Annual IEEE EMBC Conference, 2469-2472.

Lu, U., Hu, B. C.-P., Shih, Y.-C., Wu, C.-Y., Yang, Y.-S. (2004) The Design of a Novel CMOS Detection System for Biochemical Luminescence, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 19(10):1185-91.

Lu, U., Hu, B. C.-P., Lin, C.-T., Wu, C.-Y., Yang, Y.-S. (2004) A novel CMOS base handheld device for biological luminescence quantification, Proceeding of 2004 IEEE International Workshop on Biomedical Circuits and Systems, pp.S1.4.INV/16-19

Lu, U, Hu, B.C.P, Shih, Y.-C., Yang, Y.-S., Wu, C.-Y., Yuan, C.-J., Ker, M.-D., Wu, T.-K., Li, Y.-K., Hsieh, Y.-Z., Hsu, W., and Lin, C.-T. (2003) CMOS Chip As Luminescent Sensor For Biochemical Reactions, IEEE Sensors Journal, 3, 310-316.

Yang, Y.-S., Lu, U., and Hu, B. C.-P. (2002) Prescription chips. The development of enzyme and biochemical CMOS sensor chips for biological and medical applications may be just what the doctor ordered. IEEE Circuits & Devices.18, 8-16. Cover Story.


INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Aug 2011, Boston. A two-stage cascade model to the separation and quantification of the nonlinear dynamics of neuron pre- and post-synaptic mechanisms. Oral/slides presentation.

40th Neuroscience Meeting. Nov 2010, San Diego. Nonlinear dynamic modeling of sub- and supra-threshold activities of single hippocampal neurons. Poster presentation.

40th Neuroscience Meeting. Nov 2010, San Diego. Nonlinear dynamic analyses of single hippocampal neurons before and after long-term potentiation. Poster presentation.

32nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Sep 2010, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Nonlinear dynamic analyses of single hippocampal neurons before and after long-term potentiation. Oral/slides presentation.

39th Neuroscience Meeting. Oct 2009, Chicago. Nonlinear single neurons modeling with dynamical thresholds. Poster presentation.

31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Sep 2009, Minneapolis. Nonparametric modeling of single neurons. Oral/slides presentation.

38th Neuroscience Meeting. Nov 2009, Washington DC. High-order nonparametric single neuron modeling. Poster presentation.

30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Aug 2008, Vancouver.  Nonparametric modeling of single neurons. Poster presentation.

37th Neuroscience Meeting. Nov 2007, San Diego.Modeling Input-Output Property of Single Hippocampal CA1 Pyramidal Neurons using Random-Interval EPSP, and Spike Train Datasets. Poster presentation.

2007 Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Annual Meeting. Sep 2007, Los Angeles. Modeling input-output property of single neuron using random-interval EPSC, EPSP, and Spike Train Datasets. Poster presentation.

36th Neuroscience Meeting. Oct 2006, Atlanta. Modeling input-output property of single hippocampal CA1 pyramidal neuron using random-Interval EPSC, EPSP, and spike train datasets. Poster presentation.

208th Meeting of the Electrochemical Society. Oct 2005, Los Angeles. Quantification of biological luminescence using complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) sensors. Invited speaker, oral/slides presentation.

2004 IEEE International Workshop on Biomedical Circuits & Systems (BioCAS). Dec 2004, Singapore. A novel CMOS base handheld device for biological luminescence quantification. Oral/slides presentation.

16th The Federation of Asian and Oceanian Biochemists and Molecular Biologists (FAOBMB). Sep 2002, Taipei, Taiwan.  Development of CMOS Base Instruments for the Quantification of Biological Luminescence. Poster Presentation.