Dr Dongping Yang

Postdoctoral Research Associate

F09 - Madsen Building
The University of Sydney


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Biographical details

Member of the Brain Dynamics Group within the Complex Systems Research Group. The Brain Dynamics group is an interdisciplinary team with backgrounds in physics, engineering, mathematics, IT, psychology, physiology, medicine, and other areas. Its aim is to understand the connections between physiology and stimuli, on one hand, and resulting brain activity and experimental data, on the other.

Previously, my research focused on evolutionary dynamics on complex networks, biological modelling of calcium channel dynamics in the cell, and multi-scale modelling of cortical activities.

Research interests

My research focuses on the spatiotemporal properties of critical dynamics in the brain system, such as cortical, subcortical and corticothalamic activities, employing computational modelling and theoretical analysis to provide new insights into various cortical or brain states, e.g. wake-sleep transitiion, onset of spindle instability in sleep, onset and propagation of epileptic seizures.

Current research students

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

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). [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), 1-14. [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). [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), 1-14. [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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