2002年与2007年毕业于北京大学，分别获得数学学士学位、数学博士学位。2007—2009年于纽约大学库朗研究所从事博士后研究工作。2010年加入上海交通大学自然科学研究院/数学科学学院。主要研究方向为计算神经学，在PNAS、PRL等核心期刊发表文章50余篇，研究成果两次被PLOS Computational Biology选为亮点文章。主持国家自然科学基金优秀青年基金，面上项目等，应邀作世界华人数学家大会45分钟邀请报告、世界华人神经科学家大会特邀报告等。入选青年科技启明星计划等荣誉项目。
On May 6, 2020, Institute of Natural Sciences held a spring semester faculty and staff meeting. Xu Xuemin, Vice President of Shanghai Jiaotong University, the leadership team of INS and all the faculty and staff attend the conference. Director Shi Jin announced the appointment decision of the Institute of Natural Sciences, appointing Hepeng Zhang and Douglas Zhou as Vice Directors of the Institute of Natural Sciences. Vice President Xuemin Xu addressed and congratulated the two newly appointed vice presidents.
Prof. Zhang and Prof. Zhou are young professors who grew up together with the Institute of Natural Sciences. They witnessed and contributed to the development of the Institute’s high-level cross-discipline research platform.
For ten years, they have always stayed on the front line of teaching. Through the establishment of undergraduate and postgraduate discussion classes, organizing summer/winter schools related to soft matter physics and computational neuroscience, they have further built a teaching system with Shanghai Jiao Tong University characteristics and an interactive platform for teaching and scientific research to cultivate top-notch talents in Zhiyuan College, School of Physics and Astronomy and School of Mathematical Sciences. In 2019, Prof.Zhang and Prof.Zhou were appointed as “Fellow of Zhiyuan College”.
At the same time, they devote themselves to scientific research, utilizing a strong professional background to extending their research into interdisciplinary fields. By combining theoretical and experimental tools, they have obtained breakthrough results in various research topics. In addition, they actively participate in Institute management and event organization, promote the smooth development of administrative affairs, and help creating a soft environment that is commonly found in many internationally acclaimed academic institutions.
Vice Director, Institute of Natural Sciences, Shanghai Jiao Tong University; Professor, Institute of Natural Sciences / School of Physics and Astronomy, Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
He graduated from Fudan University in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in physics. He graduated from the City University of New York in 2004 with a doctorate in physics. From 2004 to 2010, he carried out research as a postdoc in the Center for Nonlinear Dynamics in University of Texas at Austin. He joined the faculty of the Institute of Natural Sciences / School of Physics and Astronomy, Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2010.His research focuses on collective dynamics in biological and robotic systems and utilizes well-controlled laboratory experiments complemented with theoretical and numerical models. He has published more than 30 articles in scientific journals including PNAS and PRL and have delivered keynote talks in multiple international conferences. His research receives supports from the National Natural Science Foundation and Shanghai Municipal Government. He has been elected as a National Outstanding Young Researcher and a Changjiang Distinguished Young Professor.
Vice Director, Institute of Natural Sciences, Shanghai Jiao Tong University; Professor, Institute of Natural Sciences / School of Mathematical Sciences, Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
He graduated from School of Mathematical Sciences at Peking University and received a bachelor’s degree and a doctorate in 2002 and 2007, respectively. From 2007 to 2009, carried out research as a postdoc at the Courant Institute of New York University. In 2010, he joined the Institute of Natural Sciences / School of Mathematical Sciences, Shanghai Jiao Tong University. The main research area is computational neuroscience. He has published more than 50 articles in core journals such as PNAS、PRL, etc. His research results have been selected as the highlight article twice by PLOS Computational Biology. He was in charge of the National Natural Science Foundation for Outstanding Young Researcher , General programs, etc., and made the 45-minute invited reports at the World Chinese Neuroscientists Conference and the World Chinese Numerologists Conference，etc. He has been elected into the Youth Science and Technology Star Program and other honorary projects.