Dr. Alan Chiu received his B.A.Sc. degree in Engineering Science (2000), his M.A.Sc. (2002) and Ph.D. (2006) in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Toronto, Canada. Immediately after the completion of his graduate work, he moved to the United States and worked as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana. He later joined the Biology and Biomedical Engineering program at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology as an Associate Professor in the Fall of 2012.

Dr. Chiu's teaching focus on integrating knowledge between the electrical engineering, biology, and medicine is a direct reflection of his research expertise in neural engineering. Some of the courses he had taught include: biosignals and systems, medical instrumentation, and digital signal processing courses at the undergraduate level; nonlinear neural modeling, neural signal processing, pattern recognition and machine learning, as well as brain computer interfaces at the graduate level.