Dr Dongping Yang

Postdoctoral Research Associate

F09 - Madsen Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone 02 8627 0894

Website Researchgate
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Biographical details

Dongping Yang currently is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the School of Physics. He is also a Member of the Brain Dynamics Group within the Complex Systems Research Group. After he got a Ph.D. in Biological Physics from Xiamen University in China mainland, he traveled to Hong Kong to be a Postdoc, working on Computational Neuroscience. His research in Ph.D period focused on evolutionary dynamics on complex networks as well as biological modelling of intracellular calcium channel dynamics. Afterwards, he switched to computational neuroscience, and focused on multiscale modelling of cortical activities, such as irregular spiking of individual neuron, neuronal avalanches, and synchronized oscillation of neuronal population, which are found to be simultaneously co-organized by the principle of cost-efficiency.

He is excellent in modelling and numerical simulations, also strong at mathematical and theoretical analysis, especially on the theory of complex systems and nonlinear dynamics.

Research interests

Currently, he focuses on spatiotemporal properties of critical dynamics in the brain system. He employs computational modelling and theoretical analysi to get new insights on the critical dynamics of wake-sleep transition, transitions from normal arousal states to epileptic seizures, as well as the transition from seizure suppression to seizure generalization. His aim is to get more insights of spatiotemporal dynamics of the brain and to discovery potential precursors for the transition to seizure or seizure generalization, which is expected to be applicable in seizure prediction and control.

Current research students

Project title Research student
Modes of brain activity and brain network Farah DEEBA

Associations

Complex Systems Group, School of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Sydney

ARC Center of Excellence: Centre of Integrative Brain Function

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Yang, D., Zhou, H., Zhou, C. (2017). Co-emergence of multi-scale cortical activities of irregular firing, oscillations and avalanches achieves cost-efficient information capacity. PLoS Computational Biology, 13(2), 1-28. [More Information]
  • Yang, D., Robinson, P. (2017). Critical dynamics of Hopf bifurcations in the corticothalamic system: Transitions from normal arousal states to epileptic seizures. Physical Review E, 95(4), 042410-1-042410-14. [More Information]
  • Chan, H., Yang, D., Zhou, C., Nowotny, T. (2016). Burst Firing Enhances Neural Output Correlation. Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, 10, 1-12. [More Information]
  • Yang, D., McKenzie-Sell, L., Karanjai, A., Robinson, P. (2016). Wake-sleep transition as a noisy bifurcation. Physical Review E, 94(2), 1-10. [More Information]

2017

  • Yang, D., Zhou, H., Zhou, C. (2017). Co-emergence of multi-scale cortical activities of irregular firing, oscillations and avalanches achieves cost-efficient information capacity. PLoS Computational Biology, 13(2), 1-28. [More Information]
  • Yang, D., Robinson, P. (2017). Critical dynamics of Hopf bifurcations in the corticothalamic system: Transitions from normal arousal states to epileptic seizures. Physical Review E, 95(4), 042410-1-042410-14. [More Information]

2016

  • Chan, H., Yang, D., Zhou, C., Nowotny, T. (2016). Burst Firing Enhances Neural Output Correlation. Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, 10, 1-12. [More Information]
  • Yang, D., McKenzie-Sell, L., Karanjai, A., Robinson, P. (2016). Wake-sleep transition as a noisy bifurcation. Physical Review E, 94(2), 1-10. [More Information]

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