About me

I am interested in understanding the brain. I build models (mainly neural networks now).

My CV and Google Scholar page.

Contact me at gyyang.neuro {at} gmail.com or robert.yang {at} columbia.edu.

In July 2021, I will be starting as an Assistant Professor in the MIT Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences (BCS) with a joint appointment in the EECS Department in the Schwarzman College of Computing (SCC).

If you are applying to grad school and are interested in working together, please apply to MIT’s BCS or EECS program. Feel free to reach out as well. If you are looking for a postdoc or research assistant position, please contact me directly.

I am currently a postdoc at the Center for Theoretical Neuroscience of Columbia University, and a Junior Fellow at the Simons Society of Fellows. I’m mainly advised by Larry Abbott.

Before that, I was a Software Engineering Intern at Google Brain working with David Sussillo.

Before that, I was a Ph.D. candidate in Xiao-Jing Wang’s lab at the Center for Neural Science of New York University.

Before that, I studied physics at Peking University.