Po-Chih Kuo 郭柏志 



    Welcome to the website of Dr. Po-Chih Kuo. I am a Postdoctoral fellowship in the functional neuroimaging lab at Institute of Statistical Science, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan. The PI of our lab is Dr. Michelle Liou and we develop statistical methods for analyzing fMRI data, and conduct real-life EEG and fMRI experiments. 

    I received my Ph.D. degree in the Institute of Computer Science and Engineering at National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) under joint supervision of Professor  Yong-Sheng Chen and Professor Li-Fen Chen. . My Ph.D. thesis titled “Manifold Encoding and Decoding for Investigation into Information Processing in Human Brain using MEG” focuses on applying non-linear dimension reduction method and feature extraction algorithm for high-dimensional neuroimaging data.

    I have investigated brain function and related application and gained expertise in biomedical engineering especially in MEG/EEG. I have inspired by my advisors and dedicated myself into the interdisciplinary knowledge such as neuroscience, physiology, and statistics. I have learned the experimental skills through the experience in EEG experiment in NCTU and MEG experience in Taipei Veterans General Hospital. In the meantime, I have developed and utilized methods in signal processing, pattern recognition, and machine learning based on my knowledge in computer science.  One of our works, in which we constructed a bi-directional model for decoding and encoding of visual images, was published on NeuroImage. Our results showed the achievement to reconstruct the visual images from MEG signals as well as predict the brain activity by given images. During my Ph. D. program, I am always interested in new research topics and participated in several projects in which I have cooperated with the researchers from different research fields.

In 2015, I have got an excellent program granted by NCTU to visit Swartz Center for Computational Neuroscience, University of California, San Diego as a visiting scholar. Dr. Tzzy-Ping Jung is my advisor and he supports me on the research of visual imagery using EEG.

I am also working on the deep learning algorithm which has the potential to be applied on neuroimaging data. In the future, I hope that I can be involved in contributive research for exploring the mystery of brain function by using multiple modalities and novel methodologies. Feel free to contact me with any questions or paper requests.