George K. Shoane

George Shoane

Professor

Biomedical Engineering

Phone:848-445-6583
Fax:732-445-3753
Email:shoane@rci.rutgers.edu
Office:BME-306
Office Hours: By appointment
Website: George K. Shoane

Biography

Professor George K. Shoane has published extensively (under the Cantonese phonetic spelling of his last name, Hung) in the areas of experimentation and modeling of the human accommodation and vergence systems, as well as the dynamic interactions between saccade and vergence. He developed a model of myopia (nearsighteness) development that has clarified a field which had been clouded in controversy over the past three decades. He is currently investigating the application of these models in the clinical environment with the aim of quantifying the remediation of clinical deficits. In addition, he was the first to investigate the dynamics of eye and head movements during golf’s putting stroke and has provided important quantitative insights into the effect of grip style on eye and head movements during the putting stroke. Finally, he has published a book titled Models of Oculomotor Control (World Scientific, 2001), and co-edited three books titled Models of the Visual System (World Scientific, 2002), Biomedical Engineering Principles in Sports (Kluwer Academic/Plenum, 2004), and Biomedical Engineering Principles of the Bionic Man (World Scientific, 2010).

Teaching

Biomedical Engineering
  125:305  Numerical Modeling in Biomedical Systems (Undergrad)
  125:355  Physiological Systems for Biomedical Engineers (Undergrad)
  125:414  Vision Research and Instrumentation (Undergrad) 
  125:513  Vision Research and Instrumentation (Grad)
 
Electrical Engineering
  332:221  Principles of Electrical Engineering Laboratory (Undergrad)
  332:373  Elements of Electrical Engineering (Undergrad)
  332:375  Elements of Electrical Engineering Laboratory (Undergrad)
  125:525  Biocontrol, Modeling, and Computation in Physiological Systems (Grad)

Education

Ph.D., Physiological Optics, University of California at Berkeley, 1977
M.S., Bioengineering, University of California at Berkeley
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley

Research Interests

Our laboratory investigates the neural and motor processes of oculomotor control. We have been exploring the complex interactions that control one`s ability to focus and converge the eyes,which have important implications for the remediation of visual motor deficits. We have developed a theory of myopia which predicts the effect of a change in visual optics on neurochemical transmission and scleral tissue growth. We have also been studying the coordinated relationship between eye and head motions during the putting stroke of the beginner and expert golfers. Finally, we are investigating the effect of video-based cognitive training on improving performation in traumatic brain injury patients

Professor George K. Shoane has published extensively (under the Cantonese phonetic spelling of his last name, Hung) in the areas of experimentation and modeling of the human accommodation and vergence systems, as well as the dynamic interactions between saccade and vergence. He developed a model of myopia (nearsighteness) development that has clarified a field which had been clouded in controversy over the past three decades. He is currently investigating the application of these models in the clinical environment with the aim of quantifying the remediation of clinical deficits. In addition, he was the first to investigate the dynamics of eye and head movements during golf’s putting stroke and has provided important quantitative insights into the effect of grip style on eye and head movements during the putting stroke. 

Selected Publications

1.   Hung, G. K. (Ed.), Biomedical Engineering Principles of the Bionic Man, World Scientific Publishers, 2010.
2.   Hung, G. K., Fiedler, A. J., and Ciuffreda, K. J., "Homeomorphic Matlab Model of Myopia Development", Journal of Computer Science & Systems Biology, 3:30-39, 2010. http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/jcsb.1000052.
3.   Agarwal, N. K., Nadeem, B., Shah, S. B., Hung, G. K., and Ciuffreda, K. J., "Effect of Video-Based Training on Traumatic Brain Injury Patients", Journal of Behavioral Optometry, 21: 125-129, 2010. 
 
(Dr. Shoane publishes under G.K. Hung)