Xiaopeng Zhao

Assistant Professor - Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering Department

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Dr. Zhao earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Engineering Mechanics from Tsinghua University. He earned his Ph.D. in Engineering Science and Mechanics from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Dr. Zhao is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering at UT. He is senior personnel at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Institute. Dr. Zhao’s research interests are focused on Computational Systems Biology and Medical Informatics.

Focus Areas: Computational Systems Biology | Bioinformatics | Systems Dynamics and Control | Machine Learning | Infectious Disease Modeling

Skills and Expertise: Signal Processing | Mathematical Biology | Nonlinear Dynamics | Optimal Control | Agent-based Modeling

Selected Publications:

Resting EEG Discrimination of Early Stage Alzheimer's Disease from Normal Aging Using Inter-Channel Coherence Network Graphs (to appear)
J. McBride, X. Zhao, N. Munro, C. Smith, G. Jicha, and Y. Jiang, Annals of Biomedical Engineering,
A Cloud-Based Software for Improving the Quality of ECGs (to appear)
H. Xia, I. Asif, and X. Zhao, Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine,
Scalp EEG-Based Discrimination of Cognitive Deficits after Traumatic Brain Injury Using Event-Related Tsallis Entropy Analysis
J. McBride, X. Zhao, T. Nichols, V. Vagnini, N. Munro, D. Berry, and Y. Jiang, IEEE Transaction on Biomedical Engineering, vol. 60(1), pp. 90-96, 2013.
Estimating Eigenvalues of Dynamical Systems from Time Series with Applications to Predicting Cardiac Alternans
A. Petrie and X. Zhao, Proceedings of Royal Society A, vol. 468(2147), pp. 3649-3666, 2012.
A Fully Coupled Model for Electromechanics of the Heart
H. Xia, K. Wong, and X. Zhao, Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine, 2012.
Matrix of Regularity for Improving the Quality of ECG
H. Xia, G. Garcia, J. Bains, D. Wortham, and X. Zhao, Physiological Measurement, vol. 33(9), pp. 1535-48, 2012.
Automatic Detection of Electrode Misplacement in ECG: A Tale of Two Algorithms
H. Xia, G. Garcia, and X. Zhao, Physiological Measurement, vol. 33(9), 1549-61, 2012.
An Agent-Based Model for the Transmission Dynamics of Toxoplasma Gondii
W. Jiang, A. Sullivan, C. Su, and X. Zhao, Journal of Theoretical Biology, vol. 293, pp. 15-26, 2012.
Reconstruction of Physiological Signals Using Iterative Retraining and Accumulated Averaging of Neural Network Models
J. McBride, A. Sullivan, H. Xia, A. Petrie, and X. Zhao, Physiological Measurement, vol. 32(6), pp. 661-675, 2011.
Period-Doubling Bifurcation to Alternans in Paced Cardiac Tissue: Crossover From Smooth to Border-Collision Characteristics
C.M. Berger, X. Zhao, D.G. Schaeffer, W. Krassowska, H.M. Dobrovolny, and D.J. Gauthier, Physical Review Letters, vol. 99(5), pp. 1-9, 2007.