Dong Song

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Research Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Education

  • Doctoral Degree, Biomedical Engineering, University of Southern California
  • Bachelor's Degree, Biophysics, University of Science & Technology of China



Biography


Dr. Dong Song is Research Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, and Co-Director of the Center for Neural Engineering at the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Song received his B.S. degree in Biophysics from the University of Science and Technology of China in 1994, and his Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Southern California in 2004. He became a Research Assistant Professor in 2006, and a Research Associate Professor in 2013, at the Department of Biomedical Engineering, USC. He received the James H. Zumberge Individual Award at USC in 2008, the Outstanding Paper Award of IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering in 2013, and the Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics Young Investigator Award in 2018. Dr. Song has published over 170 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and reviewed conference papers. He is a member of American Statistical Association, Biomedical Engineering Society, IEEE, Society for Neuroscience, Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics, Organization for Computational Neurosciences, and National Academy of Inventors. Dr. Song’s research is supported by DARPA, NSF, and NIH.

Research Summary


Dr. Dong Song's research interests include nonlinear dynamical modeling of the nervous system, hippocampal memory prosthesis, neural interface technologies, and development of novel modeling strategies incorporating both statistical and mechanistic modeling methods. He invented the multiple-input, multiple-output (MIMO) nonlinear dynamical model of spike transformation that serves as the computational basis of hippocampal memory prostheses.

Awards


  • 2018 Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics Young Investigator Award
  • 2013 IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering Outstanding Paper Award
  • 2008 NIH Grant No. IR3EB008957-01 NIH/NIBIB EMBC08 conference support award
  • 2008 James H. Zumberge Research and Innovation Fund USC Zumberge Individual Award
  • 2001 Fifth Annual Grodins Graduate Research Symposium, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Southern California First Place Award for Platform Presentation
  • 1991 University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China Outstanding Student Award
Appointments
  • Biomedical Engineering

Office
  • DRB 140
  • Corwin D. Denney Research Center
  • 1042 Downey Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089
  • USC Mail Code: 1111

Contact Information
  • (213) 740-0839
  • dsong@usc.edu

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