Clearing 2021

Yiyuan Han

Graduate Laboratory Assistant
School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Postgraduate Research Student
School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering
 Yiyuan Han



Yiyuan Han is currently a PhD student at BCI-NE Lab (entry year: 2019), whose research interests mainly include brain-computer interface, biomedical signal processing and the neural signature of pain. Yiyuan obtained her B. Eng. in Information Engineering in 2019 from Southern University of Science and Technology in China as Magna Cum Laude. During her undergraduate study, she was working on human speech perception and acoustic signal processing under the supervision of Dr Fei Chen. In October 2019, she started her PhD in Computer Science at the University of Essex, under the supervision of Dr Sebastian Halder and Dr Elia Valentini. Now she is investigating the novel approach to assess pain in unresponsive patients based on electrophysiological signals. GLA Teaching Modules: CE142 Mathematics for Engineers CE152 Object-oriented Programming CE203 Application Programming


  • BEng Southern University of Science and Technology (2019)

Research and professional activities


Development of a novel approach to neurophysiological pain assessment in unresponsive patients

Currently, pain has become a societal burden, however, unresponsive patients cannot report the pain they are suffering, which caused difficulty to their care takers to notice the pain instantly. This research focuses on the development of an approach to detect pain from neurophysiological signals recorded by the devices which can be applied at the bedside, e.g. electroencephalography (EEG).

Supervisor: Sebastian Halder , Elia Valentini



Colchester Campus

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