Picture: Chichibu Bridge, Saitama, Japan

Name: Chi Chung Alan Fung 馮志聰
チーチュン ファング

Occupation: Research Scientist
研究員

Affiliation: [Apr 2015 - now ]
Laboratory for Neural Circuit Theory,
RIKEN Brain Science Institute
理化学研究所 脳科学総合研究センター
脳回路機能理論研究チーム (homepage)
Host: Prof. Tomoki Fukai

Past Affiliation: [Spring 2006 - Mar 2015]
Department of Physics, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)
香港科技大學 物理系
Host: Prof. Kwok-Yee Michael Wong 王國彝教授 (homepage)

Education: PhD in Physics, HKUST (2013)
MPhil in Physics, HKUST (2011)
BSc in Mathematics and Physics, HKUST (2008)

Research Interest:
  • Continuous attractor neural networks;
  • Short-term synaptic plasticity;
  • Saccadic remapping;and
  • Complex systems
RIKEN @ Wako-shi during my internship
visit at Prof. Amari's lab in 2012.

PhD Thesis (2013)
Title: Dynamics of Continuous Attractor Neural Networks with Dynamical Synapses
Supervisor: Prof. K. Y. Michael Wong
Examiners: Prof. H. Benjamin Peng (Division of Life Science)
Prof. Xiangrong Wang (Department of Physics)
Prof. Bradley A. Foreman (Department of Physics)
Prof. Changsong Zhou (Hong Kong Baptist University)
Prof. Chi Keung Chan (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
Highlights:
  1. Analysis of intrinsic dynamics of continuous attractor neural networks (CANNs) with synaptic plasticity
  2. Analysis of tracking dynamics of continuous attractor with Synaptic Depression
  3. Introduction of a model that enhances perception resolution
  4. Two-dimensional CANNs with short-term synaptic plasticity
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Mphil Thesis (2010)
Title: Dynamics of Continuous Attractor Neural Networks
Supervisor: Prof. K. Y. Michael Wong
Examiners: Prof. Yilong Han (Department of Physics)
Prof. Bradley A. Foreman (Department of Physics)
Highlights:
  1. Simulation work on continuous attractor neural networks with Mexican-hat couplings
  2. Analysis of Dynamics of two-dimensional continuous attractor neural networks with divisive inhibition
  3. Analysis of one-dimensional continuous attractor neural networks with time-dependent couplings
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The seascape of HKUST.
HKUST is the university where I
have stayed for almost 10 years.

Review
  1. Continuous Attractor Neural Networks: Candidate of a Canonical Model for Neural Information Representation (url)
    Si Wu, K. Y. Michael Wong, C. C. Alan Fung, Yuanyuan Mi, Wenhao Zhang
    F1000Research 5 (F1000 Faculty Rev) 156 (2016)

Original Research Articles
  1. Top-down cortical input during NREM sleep consolidates perceptual memory (url)
    D. Miyamoto, D. Hirai, C. C. A. Fung, A. Inutsuka, M. Odagawa, T. Suzuki, R. Boehringer, C. Adaikkan, C. Matsubara, N. Matsuki, T. Fukai, T. J. McHugh, A. Yamanaka, M. Murayama
    Science (2016)


  2. Perisaccadic receptive field expansion in the lateral intraparietal area (url, Science Direct)
    Xiaolan Wang#, C. C. Alan Fung#, Shaobo Guan, Si Wu, Michael E. Goldberg and Mingsha Zhang
    Neuron 90(2) 400-409 (2016)
    #Co-First authors

  3. Rich spectrum of neural field dynamics in the presence of short-term synaptic depression (url, arXiv)
    He Wang, Kin Lam, C. C. Alan Fung, K. Y. Michael Wong, and Si Wu
    Physical Review E 92(3) 032908 (2015)

  4. Fluctuation-response Relation Unifies Dynamical Behaviors in Neural Fields (url, arXiv)
    C. C. Alan Fung, K. Y. Michael Wong, Hongzi Mao and Si Wu
    Physical Review E 92(2) 022801 (2015)

  5. Spontaneous Motion on Two-dimensional Continuous Attractors (url, arXiv)
    C. C. Alan Fung and S.-I. Amari
    Neural Computation 27(3) 507-547 (2015)

  6. Resolution Enhancement in Neural Networks with Dynamical Synapses (url)
    C. C. Alan Fung, He Wang, Kin Lam, K. Y. Michael Wong and Si Wu
    Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience 7 73 (2013)

  7. Dynamical Synapses Enhance Neural Information Processing: Gracefulness, Accuracy and Mobility (url, arXiv)
    C. C. Alan Fung, K. Y. Michael Wong, He Wang and Si Wu
    Neural Computation 24(5) 1147-1185 (2012)

  8. Moving Bump in a Continuous Manifold: A Comprehensive Study of the Tracking Dynamics of Continuous Attractor Neural Networks (url, arXiv)
    C. C. Alan Fung, K. Y. Michael Wong and Si Wu
    Neural Computation 22(3) 752-792 (2010)

  9. Dynamics of neural networks with continuous attractors (url, arXiv)
    C. C. Alan Fung, K. Y. Michael Wong and Si Wu
    Europhysics Letters 84(1) 18002 (2008)

Conference Proceedings
  1. Spike Frequency Adaptation Implements Anticipative Tracking in Continuous Attractor Neural Networks (url)
    Yuanyuan Mi, C. C. Alan Fung, K. Y. Michael Wong and Si Wu
    Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 27 (2014)
    (acceptance rate ~ 24.7%)
    Conference Venue: Montreal Convention Center, Montreal, Canada
    Conference Date: 8 – 13 December, 2014

  2. Delay Compensation with Dynamical Synapses (url)
    C. C. Alan Fung, K. Y. Michael Wong and Si Wu
    Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 25 (2012)
    (Top 5%, acceptance rate ~ 25.2%)
    Conference Venue: Lake Tahoe, Nevada, U. S. A.
    Conference Date: 3 – 5 December, 2012

  3. Dynamical Synapses Enhances Mobility, Memory and Decoding (url)
    C. C. Alan Fung, K. Y. Michael Wong and Si Wu
    Advances in Cognitive Neurodynamics (III)
    Conference Venue: Niseko Village, Hokkaido, Japan
    Conference Date: 9 – 13 June, 2011

  4. Attractor Dynamics with Synaptic Depression (url)
    C. C. Alan Fung, K. Y. Michael Wong, He Wang and Si Wu
    Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 23 (2010)
    (Top 6%, acceptance rate ~ 24.0%)
    Conference Venue: Vancouver, Canada
    Conference Date: 6 – 8 December, 2010

  5. Tracking dynamics of two-dimensional continuous attractor neural networks (url, arXiv)
    C. C. Alan Fung, K. Y. Michael Wong and Si Wu
    Journal of Physics Conference 197 012017
    Conference Venue: Kyoto, Japan
    Conference Date: 13 – 16 September, 2009

  6. Tracking Changing Stimuli in Continuous Attractor Neural Networks (url)
    C. C. Alan Fung, K. Y. Michael Wong and Si Wu
    Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 21 (2008)
    (Acceptance rate ~ 24.5%)
    Conference Venue: Vancouver, Canada
    Conference Date: 8 – 10 December, 2008

Manuscripts to be Submitted or Under Review
  • Slow Negative Feedback Modulation Implements Anticipative Tracking in Neural Systems
    Yuanyuan Mi, Yan Xia, C. C. Alan Fung, Shun-ichi Amari, K. Y. Michael Wong and Si Wu

Lake Tahoe, the place
where NIPS 2012 was held.

Hong Kong
  • Postgraduate Studentship, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (2008 - 2013)
  • Department Research Award, Department of Physics, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (2013)
  • Overseas Research Award, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (2012)
  • Best Teaching Assistant, Department of Physics, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (2011)
  • Financial support to attend Cold Spring Habour Summer School in Suzhou, Croucher Foundation (2011)
  • Research Travel Grant, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (2010)
  • Financial support to attend Canadian Undergraduate Physics Conference 2007, Paul and May Chu Research Awards (2007)

Overseas
  • Travel Award, The 3rd International Conference on Cognitive Neurodynamics (2011)
  • Young Researchers Forum Best Project Presentation Award, The 3rd International Conference on Cognitive Neurodynamics (2011)
Tai Tam Intermediate Reservoir,
Hong Kong Island

Em@i1: chichung dot fung at riken dot jp
Postal address: Lab. for Neural Circuit Theory, RIKEN Brain Science Institute, 2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama, 351-0198 JAPAN



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