Yaoping Hu

Prof. Yaoping Hu

PhD, PEng



Schulich School of Engineering, Department of Electrical and Software Engineering

Associate Member

Hotchkiss Brain Institute

Contact information


Educational Background

Ph.D. Robotics and Neuroscience, University of Western Ontario,


Areas of Research

Brain-Machine Interfaces, Mutil-sensory User Interaction in XR (Virtual/Mixed/Augumented Reality), Immersive Analytics


My main research area is in Human-Computer Interactions. The goal of the research is to suggest principles and methods for facilitating intuitive human interactions within virtual environments (virtual/mixed/augmented reality = XR). Human neural mechanisms underlying visual perception and visually guided actions are being applied to various fields. Specific topics include:

  • Investigation and modelling of neural mechanisms underlying high-level visuomotor processes
  • Methods for cognitive-ergonomic, multi-sensory, 3D user interactions in XR
  • Development of XR applications in various fields (e.g., brain-machine interfaces, human-machine collaboration, visualization and interaction of complex data, immersive analytics, surgical planning systems, etc.)

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Participation in university strategic initiatives


Course number Course title Semester
ENSF 619.36 Science and Technology of Brain-Machine Interface Systems Winter 2023
ENSF 519.51 Brain-Machine Interfaces Winter 2023
ENEL 602 Virtual Environments and Applications Fall 2023
ENSF 545 Introduction to Virtual Reality Fall 2023