UW Data Science Postdoctoral Fellow
Research Associate, UW Department of Digital Arts and Experimental Media
My work investigates connections between biological networks and computation. My research is in human-machine interface and the development of a biological internet. Experimental work focuses on neuron circuits for information processing, neural interface, and optical information transmission. The theoretical focus is context invariant computation.
I would describe myself as a researcher focusing on the biological internet, a framework for physical interchange between people and computation systems. I developed a nano-laser system for directing neuron outgrowth, which can be used to construct neural circuits. From a theoretical perspective, I developed a physical model for information transfer and context-invariant computation, based on entropy networks. In these Planck-scale networks we found an entropy NOR gate, indicating that functional completeness emerges on the smallest of physical sizes. Using nano-optics and optogenetics we can build neural circuits, and were able to accomplish free space neurotransmission.
At Beijing Sports University I worked in electrophysiology to develop a single neuron decoder with Li Zhao, and an optigenetic version at the Bio-X Institute at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in Weidong Li’s lab.
Earlier on I developed a glasses-based life recording system (Portable Film), and one of the first laser-based augmented reality systems (Portable Road) while at the State University of New York for an MFA in Digital Arts Production, Robotics.
My PhD was with Zhenjiang Miao at Beijing Jiaotong University, on the topic of observation networks and a biological internet. I am a research associate in the department of Digital Arts and Experimental Media at the University of Washington and research director of Xixuan laboratory in Beijing.