Robert Yang is interested in building neural network and circuit models of brain functions. He has contributed to the modern use of recurrent neural networks as a modeling tool in neuroscience. His work has shed light on neural mechanisms for cognitive flexibility. The Yang lab focuses on building multi-scale, multi-system integrative models of higher cognitive functions.
2018-2021 Junior Fellow, Simons Society of Fellows
2018 Dean’s Outstanding Dissertation Award in the Sciences, New York University
2016 Samuel J. and Joan B. Williamson Fellowship, New York University
2013-2016 MacCracken Fellowship, New York University
2011 Benz Scholarship, Peking University
2010 National Scholarship of China, China
Artificial neural networks for neuroscientists: A primer GR Yang, X-J Wang (2020) Neuron. Sep 23;107(6):1048-1070.