School of Biomedical Sciences
The Chinese University of Hong Kong 香港中文大學

CHEUNG Chi Kwan VincentAssistant Professor

Telephone:  39439389

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 Room 322A, Lo Kwee-Seong Integrated Biomedical Sciences Building, Area 39, CUHK


  1. Neural mechanisms for the control of voluntary movement and learning of new motor skills
  2. Motor control and learning of stroke survivors; stroke rehabilitation engineering
  3. The use of emerging technologies and tools for understanding neural functions
  4. Computer simulations of the musculoskeletal system
  5. Understanding the fundamental building blocks of motor control (known as motor primitives or muscle synergies or motor modules)
  1. Coscia M, Cheung VCK, Tropea P, Koenig A, Monaco V, Bennis C, Micera S, Bonato P (2014) The effect of arm weight support on upper limb muscle synergies during reaching movements, Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 11(1): 22
  2. Devarajan K, Cheung VCK (2014) On non-negative matrix factorization algorithms for signal-dependent noise, with application to electromyography data, Neural Computation 26: 1128-1168
  3. Bizzi E, Cheung VCK (2013) The neural origin of muscle synergies, Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience 7: 51
  4. Cheung VCK, DeBoer C, Hanson E, Tunesi M, D'Onofrio M, Arisi I, Brandi R, Cattaneo A, Goosens KA (2013) Gene expression changes in the motor cortex mediating motor skill learning, PLoS One 8(4): e61496
  5. Coscia M, Cheung VCK, Tropea P, Koenig A, Monaco V, Bennis C, Micera S, Bonato P (2013) Effect of gravity compensation on upper limb muscle synergies during reaching: preliminary results from healthy subjects, Converging Clinical and Engineering Research in Neurorehabilitation (eds. JL Pons et al.) pp. 141-145
  6. Cheung VCK, Turolla A, Agostini M, Silvoni S, Bennis C, Kasi P, Paganoni S, Bonato P, Bizzi E (2012) Muscle synergy patterns as physiological markers of motor cortical damage, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 109(36): 14652-14656 [Recommended by Faculty of 1000]
  7. Cheung VCK, Bizzi E (2011) Neuroscience at MIT, IEEE Pulse 2(4): 47-50
  8. Roh J, Cheung VCK, Bizzi E (2011) Modules in the brainstem and spinal cord underlying motor behaviors, Journal of Neurophysiology 106: 1363-1378
  9. Cheung VCK, d' Avella A, Bizzi E (2009) Adjustments of motor pattern for load compensation via modulated activations of muscle synergies during natural behaviors, Journal of Neurophysiology 101: 1235-1257
  10. Cheung VCK, Piron L, Agostini M, Silvoni S, Turolla A, Bizzi E (2009) Stability of muscle synergies for voluntary actions after cortical stroke in humans, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 106(46): 19563-19568
  11. Bizzi E, Cheung VCK, d' Avella A, Saltiel P, Tresch MC (2008) Combining modules for movement, Brain Research Reviews 57: 125-133
  12. Tresch MC, Cheung VCK, d' Avella A (2006) Matrix factorization algorithms for the identification of muscle synergies: evaluation on simulated and experimental data sets, Journal of Neurophysiology 95: 2199-2212
  13. Cheung VCK, d' Avella A, Tresch MC, Bizzi E (2005) Central and sensory contributions to the activation and organization of muscle synergies during natural motor behaviors, Journal of Neuroscience 25(27): 6419-6434
  14. Cheung VCK, Tresch MC (2005) Non-negative matrix factorization algorithms modeling noise distributions within the exponential family, Conference Proceedings of IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society 5: 4990-4993