Dr. Rayleigh Ping-Ying ChiangResearch Director
National Taiwan University, Taiwan
PostDoc Fellow in Sleep Medicine from Stanford University, California, USA
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After the fellowship in Stanford Sleep Disorders Center in 2005, Dr. Chiang has devoted himself to sleep medicine and sleep technology. His team is currently focusing on international collaboration of research and sleep technology industry. In June 2010, he got the honor of Investigator Award from American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM, www.aasmnet.org). As the president, he also organized the 1st & 2nd International Sleep Technology Symposium in National Taiwan University in 2010 and 2011 respectively and several subsequent conferences, including the “ISSTA Sleep Technology Industry Forum held on March 18, 2013, and the “International Sleep Medicine & Science Expert Forum” at the end of 2013. In addition to the invitation as a visiting professor of University of Washington, Seattle, WA, and Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, U.S.A. in 2011, Dr. Chiang was also the chief editor of the first textbook - “Introduction to Modern Sleep Technology” in this field (http://www.springer.com/computer/communication+networks/book/978-94-007-5469-0?changeHeader), meanwhile defining the brand new field “Sleep Technology” by cross-domain collaboration between sleep medicine, psychology, engineering, industrial design and technology management with many new definitions. He and colleagues from 16 countries initiated the “International Sleep Science and Technology Association” (www.issta-sleep.org) registered in Germany in 2012. Under ISSTA, Dr. Chiang proposed the “Sleep Science and Technology Research and Education Infrastructure” to the European Commission, and is also the Major Proposer of Sleep Technology Agenda for APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Corporation). He is also planning a new academic journal, the “Journal of Sleep Science, Medicine, Technology and Service” as the official journal of ISSTA with Elsevier, the Netherlands in 2016.
In 2013, Dr. Chiang passed the ESRS (European Sleep Research Society) board exam of “Grandparent Somnologist” and is the only scholar who gets this honor from Asia and therefore is joined by the company of 121 other ESRS certified expert somnologists in the world. This is the second and last examination directed exclusively at “grandparenting” which is a procedure applied to professionals with wide experience in sleep medicine and research. It is envisioned by ESRS that the “grandparents” in this context may take the lead in future European and National activities to promote sleep medicine professionals (http://www.esrs.eu/education-career/esrs-examination-in-sleep-medicine/certified-expert-somnologists-2013.html).
Dr. Chiang has been devoting himself on the research and “Global Field Standards Establishment” of Sleep Technology. Currently, Dr. Chiang is also in charge of a national project, the “International Wisdom Technology Wellness Park" in National Development Council of Taiwan government, and are integrating the technology, medical care, clinical psychology, occupational therapy, participatory design and long-term care insurance (Dr. Chiang and the vice-principle, also a professor in law school of Fu-Jen Catholic University are running a course on this theme) for the “Elderly Care” to facilitate the "Active" & "Healthy" aging process for the older adults. But, this project is not for the elderly only, it`s to build up the "National Brand" as a "Wisdom Island" for Taiwan, composed by many smart cities.
For this, Dr. Chiang has formed a multidisciplinary team and has anchored in both community and home care settings. During the construction of “Wisdom Technology Wellness Parks", he also incorporate the concepts of “Field Standards” formation, adopting the previous experience from Sleep Technology Standards.
Starting from 2014, Dr. Chiang led colleagues to form the ISSTA Consortium with 16 institutes in Europe and Asia for application of Horizon 2020, the largest research infrastructure in EU. This consortium includes ISSTA (Germany-based), Sintef (Norway) , Akershus Universitetssykehus (Norway), University of Oslo (Norway), University of Bergen (Norway), IT-Universitetet, Kobenhavn (Denmark), Poly Tech University, Milano, Italy, National University Hospital of Iceland, Reykjav`ik, J"onk"oping University (Sweden), Taipei Veterans General Hospital, 4 top universities in Taiwan (including NTU, NCTU, NTHU, NCKU), Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology, SleepWell (well-known sleep technology company) and AiQ (a global Smart Clothing company) for application of PHC-25 Advanced ICT systems and services for integrated care
(http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/topics/2269-phc-25-2015.html) and other calls in 2016.
ISSTA Taiwan Chapter was officially and legally founded on June 27th, 2015 in Taipei, and Dr. Chiang was elected as the President. Among series international invitations, giving a nation-wide speech in the "Great Hall of the People in Beijing" for the World Sleep Day (March 21st) sponsored by the "Chinese Medical Doctor Association” was one of the 2 most critical occasions when preparing the APEC Sleep Technology agenda proposal and ISSTA China chapter preparation. The other speech was invited in “Academician Summit" with 4 other academicians from "Chinese Academy of Sciences (http://english.cas.cn)" to address on "Big Data for the Wisdom Wellness Park”
(http://mp.weixin.qq.com/s?__biz=MzAxODU0MTI4MQ==&mid=206312438&idx=1&sn=2b653804d4c0d812c97db55ac5dd540f&scene=2&from=timeline&isappinstalled=0#rd) on June 18th, 2015.
Dr. Chiang has plenty of experiences on editing academic articles. In addition to chief editing the textbook “Introduction to Modern Sleep Technology" mentioned above, Dr. Chiang is now sitting on the editorial board of several academic journals.