Dr. Zhou received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering (1995) and the M.S. degree in biomedical engineering (1999) from the University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China. He graduated with a Ph.D. degree in biomedical engineering from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, in 2004. Dr. Zhou is Adjunct Professor in PM&R of McGovern Medical School, and Director of Neuromyoelectric Engineering for Rehabilitation Laboratory at TIRR Memorial Hermann Research Center.


Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Areas of Interests

Research Interests

  • Myoelectric control for neurological injury rehabilitation
  • Motor unit analysis
  • Biomedical signal processing


Publication Information

  1. Zhang X, Barkhaus P, Rymer W, Zhou P. Machine learning for supporting diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis Using Surface Electromyogram. IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng. 2014; 22(1): 96-103
  2.  Jahanmiri-Nezhad F, Li X, Barkhaus PE, Rymer WZ, Zhou P. A clinically applicable approach for detecting spontaneous action potential spikes in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis with a linear electrode array. J Clin Neurophysiol. 2014; 31(1):35-40.
  3.  Liu J, Zhou P. A novel myoelectric pattern recognition strategy for hand function restoration after incomplete cervical spinal cord injury. IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng. 2013; 21(1):96-103
  4.  Zhou P, Li X, Rymer WZ. EMG-force relations during isometric contractions of the first dorsal interosseous muscle after stroke. Top Stroke Rehabil. 2013; 20(6):537-44
  5.  Li X, Jahanmiri-Nezhad F, Rymer WZ, Zhou P. An examination of the motor unit number index (MUNIX) in muscles paralyzed by spinal cord injury. IEEE Trans Inf Technol Biomed. 2012; 16(6):1143-9