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Kaibao Nie

  • Associate Teaching Professor, Electrical Engineering, University of Washington-Bothell
  • Adjunct Associate Teaching Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Affiliate Member, Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center, University of Washington-Seattle


Dr. Kaibao Nie received his Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering from Tsinghua University in 1999, and B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electronic Engineering both from Shandong University, China, in 1988 and 1991. He subsequently worked as a Postdoc Scholar at the University of California-Irvine from 2001 to 2004. He has been a faculty member of the University of Washington since 2005. He is interested in teaching courses in electronic circuits, signals and systems, embedded systems, and probability and random processes, etc. Dr. Nie’s primary research interests focus on signal processing for cochlear implants, hearing aids, and vestibular prostheses. His research has been published in PNAS, IEEE Trans. On Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Trans. on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, Hearing Research, Ear & Hearing, Otology & Neurology, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (JASA), and Frontiers in Neuroscience, etc. He received the 2010 Outstanding Paper Award of IEEE Trans. on Biomedical Engineering from IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society.


  • Speech/audio signal processing and deep learning
  • Signal processing for hearing devices
  • Embedded system design with ARM microprocessors/Digital Signal Processors
  • Biomedical signal processing
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  • Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering
    Tsinghua University, China
  • M.S. Electronic Engineering
    Shandong University, China
  • B.S. Electronic Engineering
    Shandong University, China