Selected Publications

Book Chapter

1. Charles Rodenkirch, Brian Schriver, and Qi Wang. Brain-Machine Interfaces: Restoring and Establishing Communication Channels, in Neural Engineering: From Advanced Biomaterials to 3D Fabrication Techniques, ed. Lijie Grace Zhang & David L. Kaplan, 2016  

Journal Articles

1. Brian Schriver, Svetlana Bagdasarov, and Qi Wang. Pupil-linked arousal modulates behavior in rats performing a whisker deflection direction discrimination task. Journal of Neurophysiology, In press.


2. Ioannis Delis, Jacek Dmochowski, Paul Sajda, and Qi Wang. Correlation of Neural Activity with Behavioral Kinematics Reveals Distinct Sensory Encoding and Evidence Accumulation Processes During Active Tactile Sensing. NeuroImage175:12-21, 2018.


3. Matthew Downs, Stephen Lee, Georgiana Yang, Seaok Kim, Qi Wang, and Elisa E Konofagou. Non-invasive peripheral nerve stimulation via focused ultrasound in vivo. Physics in Medicine & Biology, 63(3):035011, 2018


4. Yang Liu, Charles Rodenkirch, Nicole Moskowitz, and Qi Wang. Dynamic Lateralization of Pupil Dilation Evoked by Locus Coeruleus Activation Results from Sympathetic, not Parasympathetic, Contributions. Cell Reports, 20:3099-3112, 2017.

5. Jacob Reimer, Matthew McGinley, Yang Liu, Charles Rodenkirch, Qi Wang, David A. McCormick, and Andreas S. Tolias. Pupil fluctuations track rapid changes in adrenergic and cholinergic activity in cortex. Nature Communications, 7:13289, 2016.


6. Hermes Kamimura, Shutao Wang, Hong Chen, Qi Wang, Christian Aurup, Camilo Acostaa, Antonio Carneiro, and Elisa Konofagou. Focused ultrasound neuromodulation of cortical and subcortical brain structures using 1.9 MHz, Medical Physics, 43(10):5730–5735, 2016.


8 He Zheng, Qi Wang, and Garrett Stanley. Adaptive Shaping of Cortical Response Selectivity in the Vibrissa Pathway, Journal of Neurophysiology, 113(10): 3850–3865, 2015.


9. Douglas Ollerenshaw, He Zheng, Daniel Millard, Qi Wang, and Garrett Stanley. The Adaptive Trade-off between detection and discrimination in cortical representations and behavior. Neuron, 81(5): 1152–1164, 2014 (Featured as Cover story)

9. Sean Kelly, Jens Kremkow, Jianzhong Jin, Yushi Wang, Qi Wang, Jose-Manuel Alonso, Garrett Stanley. The Role of Thalamic Population Synchrony In the Emergence of Cortical Feature Selectivity. PLOS Computational Biology, 10(1):e1003418, 2014.


10. Daniel Millard, Qi Wang, Clare Gollnick, and Garrett Stanley. System identification of the nonlinear dynamics in the thalamocortical circuit in response to patterned thalamic microstimulation in-vivo. Journal of Neural Engineering, 10(6):066011, 2013.


11. Bilal Bari, Douglas Ollerenshaw, Daniel Millard, Qi Wang and Garrett Stanley. Behavioral and Electrophysiological Effects of Cortical Microstimulation Parameters. PLOS One, 8(12):e82170, 2013.


12. Garrett Stanley, Jianzhong Jin, Yushi Wang, Gaelle Desbordes, Qi Wang, Michael Black, and Jose-Manuel Alonso. Visual Orientation and Directional Selectivity Through Thalamic Synchrony, Journal of Neuroscience, 32(26): 9073-9088, 2012.


13. Douglas Ollerenshaw, Bilal Bari, Daniel Millard, Lauren Orr, Qi Wang, and Garrett Stanley. Detection of Tactile Inputs in the Rat Vibrissa Pathway, Journal of Neurophysiology, 108(2): 479-90, 2012.


14. Qi Wang, Daniel Millard, He Zheng, and Garrett Stanley. Voltage Sensitive Dye Imaging Reveals Improved Topographic Activation of Cortex in Response to Manipulation of Thalamic Microstimulation Parameters, Journal of Neural Engineering, 9:026008, 2012.


15. Ming Ding, Qi Wang, Eng H. Lo, and Garrett Stanley. Cortical Excitation and Inhibition Following Focal Traumatic Brain Injury, Journal of Neuroscience, 31(40): 14085-14094, 2011.


16. Qi Wang, Roxanna Webber, and Garrett Stanley. Thalamic Synchrony and the Adaptive Gating of Information Flow to Cortex, Nature Neuroscience, 13(12): 1534 - 1541, 2010.


17. Qi Wang and Vincent Hayward. Biomechanically Optimized Distributed Tactile Transducer Based on Lateral Skin Deformation, International Journal of Robotics Research, 29(4):323-335, 2010.


18. Talia Konkle, Qi Wang, Vincent Hayward and Christopher I. Moore. Motion Aftereffects Transfer between Touch and Vision, Current Biology, 19(9):745-750, 2009.


19. Qi Wang and Vincent Hayward. Tactile Synthesis and Perceptual Inverse Problems Seen from the View Point of Contact Mechanics, ACM Transactions on Applied Perception, 5(2):1-19, 2008.


20. Olivia Carter, Talia Konkle, Qi Wang, Vincent Hayward, Christopher I. Moore. Tactile Rivalry Demonstrated with an Ambiguous Apparent-Motion Quartet. Current Biology, 18(4):1050-1054, 2008.


21. Qi Wang and Vincent Hayward. In Vivo Biomechanics of the Fingerpad Skin Under Local Tangential Traction, Journal of Biomechanics, 40(4):851-860, 2007.


22. J. Pasquero, J. Luk, V. Levesque, Qi Wang, V. Hayward, and K. E. MacLean. Haptically Enabled Handheld Information Display with Distributed Tactile Transducer. IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, 9(4):746-753, 2007.

Peer-reviewed Conference Papers

1. Zhewei Jiang, Joao Pedro Cerqueira, Seongjong Kim, Qi Wang, Mingoo Seok, “1.74-uW/ch, 95.3%-Accurate Spike-Sorting Hardware based on Bayesian Decision” IEEE Symposium on VLSI Circuits (VLSI), 2016

2. Hermes Kamimura, Shutao Wang, Hong Chen, Qi Wang, Christian Aurup, Camilo Acosta, Antonio Carneiro, Elisa Konofagou “Pupil dilation and motor response elicitation by ultrasound neurostimulation”, IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, 2015


3. Beinuo Zhang, Zhewei Jiang, Qi Wang, Jae-Sun Seo, Mingoo Seok, “A Neuromorphic Neural Spike Clustering Processor for Deep-Brain Sensing and Stimulation Systems,” ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design (ISLPED), 2015

4. Hermes Kamimura, Shutao Wang, Hong Chen, Qi Wang, Christian Aurup, Kathtleen Fan, Antonio Carneiro, Elisa Konofagou, “Ipsi- and Contralateral Motor Response Using Ultrasound-induced Neurostimulation in Deeply Anesthetized Mice”, 2015 ICU International Congress on Ultrasonics, 2015


5. Daniel Millard, Qi Wang, and Garrett Stanley, 2011, Nonlinear System Identification of the Thalamo-cortical Circuit in Response to Thalamic Microstimulation, Proc. 5th International IEEE EMBS Neural Engineering Conference, pp.1-4.

6. Qi Wang, L. Kong, S. Sprigle, and Vincent Hayward, 2006. Portable Gage for Pressure Ulcer Detection. Proc. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Conference, EMBC06, pp.5997-6000.

7. Qi Wang and Vincent Hayward, 2006, Compact, Portable, Modular, High-performance Distributed Tactile Display Device Based on Lateral Skin Deformation, Proc. 14th IEEE Symposium on Haptic Interfaces For Virtual Environment And Tele-operator Systems, IEEE VR 2006, pp. 67-72. (Best Paper Award)

8. Qi Wang, Vincent Levesque, Jerome Pasquero, and Vincent Hayward, 2006, A Haptic Memory Game using the STReSS2 Tactile Display, Proc. of the 2006 ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2006. pp. 271-274.

9. Gianni Campion, Qi Wang, 2005, and Vincent Hayward. The Pantograph Mk-II: A Haptic Instrument. Proc. 2005 IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. Intelligent Robots 

10. Qi Wang, Vincent Hayward, and Allan M. Smith, 2004, A New Technique for the Controlled Stimulation of the Skin. Proc. Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society Conference.


11. Qi Wang, Yongsheng Ou, and Yangsheng Xu, 2002, A Prototype of Virtual Haptic Bronchoscope, Proc. 2002 IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), pp.1361-1366.

12. Wenjie Dong, Yangsheng Xu, and Qi Wang, 2000, On Tracking control of Mobile Manipulator, Proc. 2000 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp.3455-3460.

Conference Posters (after 2013)

1. Ioannis Delis, Jacek Dmochowski, Paul Sajda, and Qi Wang, “Neural correlates of visual-haptic decision making in a texture discrimination task”, Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting. 2016


2. Matt Downs, G Yang, Qi Wang, & Elisa Konofagou. “Peripheral nerve stimulation in mice via non-invasive focused ultrasound”, Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting. 2016

3. Charlie Rodenkirch, Yang Liu, and Qi Wang, Modulation of coding properties in the ventral postero-medial nucleus of the thalamus of the rat vibrissae pathway by LC activity patterns, Society for Neuroscience (SfN) Annual Meeting. 2015

4. Brian Schriver, Svetlana Bagdasarov, and Qi Wang, Pupillary dynamics reflect behavioral states in head-fixed rats performing whisker direction discrimination tasks, Society for Neuroscience (SfN) Annual Meeting. 2015

5. Yang Liu, Edward Li and Qi Wang, Dynamic pupillary response to tonic and phasic patterns of Locus Coeruleus activity. Society for Neuroscience (SfN) Annual Meeting, 2014


1. USPTO 8,095,706: Systems and methods for the analysis of mechanical properties of materials.


2. USPTO 15/153,985. Systems and methods for early detection and monitoring of osteoarthritis. (Pending)






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