Research Interests ( More )

 

Mathematical modeling and scientific computing for scientific problems in physical and biological sciences:

In particular, I’m interested in understanding of the relation between structure and functions of biological neuronal networks, development of new efficient computational methods for modeling large-scale cortical networks, discovery of potential mechanisms underlying information processing in the brain, and investigation of new mathematical structures and tools to extract useful information from data measured in experiment.

Selected Publications ( More ) ( correspondence author )

 

★   S. Li, N. Liu, X. Zhang, D. Zhou and D. Cai, “Determination of effective synaptic conductances using somatic

      voltage clamp”, PLoS Comput. Biol., accepted, 2019.

 

★   Q.L. Gu, S. Li, W.P. Dai, D. Zhou and D. Cai, Balanced active core in heterogeneous neuronal networks”, Front. 

      Comput. Neurosci., 12, 109, 2019. ( PDF )

 

★   W.P. Dai, D. Zhou, D.W. McLaughlin and D. Cai, “Mechanisms underlying contrast-dependent orientation

      selectivity in mouse V1”, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., USA, 115 (45), 11619-11624, 2018. ( PDF )  ( Code )

 

★   S. Li, Y. Xiao, D. Zhou and D. Cai, “Causal inference in nonlinear systems: Granger causality versus time-delayed mutual information”, Phys. Rev. E, 97 (5), 052216, 2018. ( PDF ) ( Code )

 

★  Y. Zhang, Y. Xiao, D. Zhou and D. Cai, “Spike-triggered regression for synaptic connectivity reconstruction in neuronal networks”, Front. Comput. Neurosci., 11, 101, 2017. ( PDF ) ( Code )

 

★   S. Li, J. Xu, G. Chen, L. Lin, D. Zhou and D. Cai, “The characterization of  hippocampal theta-driving neurons—a

      time delayed mutual information approach”, Sci. Rep., 7, 5637, 2017. ( PDF )

 

★   Z.J. Xu, G. Bi, D. Zhou and D. Cai, “A dynamical state underlying the second order maximum entropy principle in

      neuronal networks”, Comm. Math. Sci., 15 (3), 665-692, 2017. ( PDF )

 

★  V.J. Barranca, G. Kovacic, D. Zhou and D. Cai, “Improved compressive sensing of natural scenes using localized 

      random sampling”, Sci. Rep., 6, 31976, 2016. ( PDF )

 

★   S.W. Jiang, H. Lu, D. Zhou, and D. Cai, “Stochastic linearization of turbulent dynamics of dispersive waves in

      equilibrium and  non-equilibrium state”, New J. Phys., 18 (8), 083028, 2016. ( PDF )

 

★   V.J. Barranca, D. Zhou and D. Cai, “Compressive sensing reconstruction of feed-forward connectivity in

      pulse-coupled nonlinear networks”, Phys. Rev. E, 93 (6), 060201 (Rapid Communication), 2016. ( PDF )

 

★  V.J. Barranca, D. Zhou and D. Cai, “A novel characterization of amalgamated networks in natural systems”, Sci. 

      Rep., 5, 10611, 2015. ( PDF )

 

★  S. Li, N. Liu, X. Zhang, D. Zhou and D. Cai, “Bilinearity in Spatiotemporal integration of synaptic inputs”, PLoS

      Comput. Biol., 10 (12), e1004014, 2014. ( PDF )

 

★  V.J. Barranca, G. Kovacic, D. Zhou and D. Cai, “Sparsity and compressed coding in sensory systems”, PLoS 

      Comput. Biol., 10 (8), e1003793, 2014. ( PDF )

 

★  D. Zhou, Y. Zhang, Y. Xiao and D. Cai, “Reliability of the Granger causality inference”, New J. Phys., 16 (4),  

     043016, 2014. ( PDF )

 

★  D. Zhou, Y. Xiao, Y. Zhang, Z. Xu and D. Cai, “Granger causality network reconstruction of conductance-based 

      integrate-and-fire neuronal systems”, PLoS ONE, 9 (2), e87636, 2014. ( PDF ) ( Code )

 

 D. Zhou, Y. Xiao, Y. Zhang, Z. Xu and D. Cai, “Causal and structural connectivity of pulse-coupled nonlinear

      networks”, Phys. Rev. Lett, 111 (5), 054102, 2013. ( PDF ) ( Code )

 

 D. Zhou, A.V. Rangan, D.W. McLaughlin and D. Cai, “Spatiotemporal dynamics of neuronal population response in the primary visual cortex”, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., USA, 110 (23), 9517-9522, 2013. ( PDF )

 

 D. Zhou, S. Li, X. Zhang and D. Cai, “Phenomenological incorporation of nonlinear dendritic integration using integrate-and-fire neuronal frameworks”, PLoS ONE, 8 (1), e53508, 2013. ( PDF )

 

★   D. Zhou, Y. Sun, A.V. Rangan and D. Cai, “Spectrum of Lyapunov exponents of non-smooth dynamical systems of 

      integrate-and-fire type”, J. Comput. Neurosci., 28 (2), 229-245, 2010. ( PDF )

 

★   D. Zhou, A.V. Rangan, Y. Sun and D. Cai, “Network-induced chaos in integrate-and-fire neuronal ensembles”, 

      Phys. Rev. E, 80 (3), 031918, 2009. ( PDF )

 

 Y. Sun, D. Zhou, A.V. Rangan and D. Cai, “Library-based numerical reduction of the Hodgkin–Huxley neuron for network simulation”, J. Comput. Neurosci., 27 (3), 369-390, 2009. ( PDF )

 

 D. Zhou, A.C. Shi and P. Zhang, “Numerical simulation of phase separation coupled with crystallization”, J. Chem. Phys., 129 (15), 154901, 2008. ( PDF )

 

 D. Zhou, P. Zhang and W. E, “Modified models of polymer phase separation”, Phys. Rev. E, 73 (6), 061801, 2006. ( PDF )

 

 

 

Education

 

 B.S. in Computational Mathematics,  1998 — 2002

 

     Department of Mathematics, Peking University, Beijing, China

 

 Ph.D. in Computational Mathematics,  2002 — 2007

 

     Department of Mathematics, Peking University, Beijing, China

    Advisors: Prof. Pingwen Zhang & Prof. Weinan E

 

    PhD thesis ( in Chinese ):

    Study of Phase Separation in Complex Fluids: Modeling and Numerical Simulation

 

 

Academic Affiliation

 

 Professor,  2016.02 — present

 

     Institute of Natural Sciences & School of Mathematical Sciences, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

 

 Visiting Professor,  2016.02 — 2016.05

 

     Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University

 

 Distinguished Research Fellow,  2010.01 — 2016.01

 

     Institute of Natural Sciences & Department of Mathematics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

 

 Visiting Member,  2013.09 — 2013.12

 

     Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University

 

 Courant Instructor,  2007.09 — 2009.08

 

     Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University

 

 Research Scientist,  2007.02 — 2009.12

 

     Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University

 

Updated on Feb 27th, 2019

Douglas Zhou (周栋焯)

Professor

Institute of Natural Sciences and School of Mathematical Sciences

Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China

 

 

Office:    Pao Yue-Kong Library,Room 523

Tel:         86-21-54747359

Fax:        86-21-54747359

Email:    zdz{At}sjtu{dot}edu{dot}cn