Two “Hundred Talents Program” candidates, Dr. Zuo Xi-nian and Dr. Bao Min, were invited to make oral recruitment defenses on April 26th，2012. Nine accreditation experts as recruitment committee members attended this event.
Dr. Zuo obtained his Ph.D. in July 2005 from Beijing Normal University. He completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the National Laboratory of Pattern Recognition, CAS and conducted substantial exploratory analyses of "resting" brain imaging data at the State Key Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning, Beijing Normal University (Mentor: Yu-Feng Zang). Then He was an associate research scientist and senior post-doc at the Institute for Pediatric Neuroscience (IPN) at NYU Langone Medical Center (USA) from 2008 to 2010. He was the main technical member of the International "thousands of human brain function connection group program" (FCP). He has already published 32 papers on SCI journals (16 papers’ IF over 5), and those papers had been cited for 366 times.
Dr. Bao Min obtained his Ph.D. in July 2007 from University of Science and Technology of China. He served as Research Associate in University of Minnesota. His research focused on visual plasticity with biological technology, fMRI and EEG. And during his post-doc years, his work has concentrated on the properties and mechanisms of learning and adaptation. His studies will have long-lasting impact in the field of perceptual and cognitive science. He has already published 8 papers in SCI journals, including Current Biology (IF=10.99), PNAS (IF=9.77), and the Journal of Neuroscience (IF=7.18).
After introducing themselves and research achievements separately, they talked about their research plans for the future, and then answered the questions raised from nine committee members. At the end, all experts agreed to accept Dr. Zuo Xi-nian and Bao Min as “Hundred Talents Program” researchers in Institute of Psychology, CAS.
(Office of Personnel and Education)