SueYeon Chung

Email: schung at fas dot harvard dot edu
Address: 
52 Oxford St., NW Bldg. 245
Cambridge, MA 02138

USA


I am a doctoral student in Applied Physics at Harvard University. My research interests are computational neuroscience, machine learning, and neural networks. Specifically, I have been working on problems related to invariant decoding in perception and neural networks. I am fortunate to study under the supervision of Haim Sompolinsky (primary advisor) and collaborate with Yoram Burak and Dan D. Lee. I have been a visiting research student at The Edmond & Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences (formerly The Interdisciplinary Center for Neural Computationat the Hebrew University of Jerusalem  (Dec 2011 - Jan 2012, Oct 2012 - Jan 2013, Nov 2013 - Jan 2014, June-July 2015, Oct 2015 - Jan 2016, Mar-June 2016, Nov 2016-Jan 2017). My SEAS co-advisor is Ryan P. Adams

Before that, I received my bachelor's degree in Physics and Mathematics from Cornell University, where I was a Cornell Presidential Research Scholar and did an undergraduate research on biophysics with Michelle Wang, and on experimental particle physics with Julia Thom


Publications

Conference Posters  
  • Linear Readout of Object Manifolds.
    • Organization for Computational Neurosciences (OCNS) Annual Meeting, Jeju Island, South Korea, July 2016 
    • Gatsby Tri-Center Meeting on Theoretical Neuroscience, London, UK, June 2016 
    • COSYNE Main Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, Feb 2017
  • Quadratic Decoder for Invariant Perceptual Discrimination. COSYNE Main Meeting, Mar 2012
  • Activating Backside Junctions in Thin Silicon Pixel Detectors through Laser AnnealColumbia Univ. Spring Undergrad. Research Symposium, 2008 

Talks   
  • COSYNE 2017 Workshop: "Deep Learning" and the brain: understanding neural representations with deep networks, Snowbird, Utah, Feb 2017
  • Annual Sloan-Swartz Meeting for Computational Neuroscience, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, Aug 2016
  • Neurolunch, Center for Brain Science, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, May 2015 
  • Computational Neuroscience Seminar, Center for Brain Science, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, May 2013
  • Annual Sloan-Swartz Meeting for Computational Neuroscience, Salk Institute/UCSD, San Diego, CA, June 2012
  • Computational Neuroscience Seminar, Center for Brain Science, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, Sep 2011

Teaching

Brains, Minds, Machines course, Summer 2015 (Marine Biology Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA)
Brains, Minds, Machines course, Summer 2016 (Marine Biology Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA)
Brains, Minds, Machines course, Summer 2017 (expected) (Marine Biology Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA)


See also

Curriculum Vitae [PDF]
Machine Learning Tea at Harvard [Link]
Harvard Intelligent Probabilistic Systems Blog [Link

Personal

I was a resident advisor for Harvard GSAS Residence Halls in 2011-2012. 
I am a graduate of Seoul Science High School
My favorite pastime activity is outdoor running
Great books that have been mentors at times: 
         'Pleasure of Learning (학문의 즐거움)' by Hironaka Heisuke (in Japanese and Korean only)
         'What is life?' by Erwin Schrödinger
         'What I talk about when I talk about running' by Haruki Murakami