Chen Zhang

Ph.D. Student, Neuroscience Graduate Program
Master's Student, Computer Science 
University of Southern California

Address: HNB 06, 3641 Watt Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089-2520


I am a graduate student in the Neuroscience Graduate Program and Computer Science at USC, supervised by Prof. Laurent Itti. I received my Bachelor's Degree from Tsinghua University. Before coming to USC, I worked as Research Assistant at Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Hospital for Prof. Dana Boatman and at Tsinghua University for Prof. Shangkai Gao and Prof. Bo Hong.


My research interests lie in visual attention, machine learning and neural engineering. I am currently focusing on theory and applications for human visual behavior and attention for both the normal and clinical populations.

I am also enrolled in projects on facilitating the diagnosis and classification of neurological disorder groups based on natural and structured eye movements, neuropsychological tests and neural imaging data.


Classification of children with FASD from neuroimaging, neuropsychological and natural eye movement data, Chen Zhang, Angelina Paolozza, Po-He Tseng, James N. Reynolds, Douglas P. Munoz Laurent Itti, Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting (SfN13).

Auditory attentional modulation of ECoG and its BCI application, Chen Zhang, Shangkai Gao, Bo Hong, Annual Conference of Chinese Biomedical Engineering (CBME 2011).


Ph.D. student, University of Southern California

Master's student, University of Southern California

B.E., Tsinghua University, Beijing, China


2011, Teaching Assistant for System and Computational Neuroscience, Medical Pattern Recognition, Tsinghua University

2010, Teaching Assistant for Medical Pattern Recognition, Tsinghua University


2010~2012, Clinical Research Assistant for Functional mapping using fMRI and high gamma oscillations, electrode implantation and resection of epileptic seizure focus, The Second Affiliated Hospital, School of Medicine, Tsinghua University

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