Distinguished Research Professor
Institute of Psychology, CAS
4A Datun Road
Dr. Zuo was appointed a research professor at the Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) on December 1, 2010. Previously, he was an associate research scientist (2008-2010) at the Institute for Pediatric Neuroscience at NYU Langone Medical Center (USA). His scientific focus at NYU was on understanding "resting" (task-free) brain dynamics and their relevance to various psychiatric disorders (Principal mentor: Michael P. Milham; Senior mentor: F. Xavier Castellanos). Dr. Zuo 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). He obtained his B.S. degree in Mathematical Education from Capital Normal University in 1999, and his M.S. in Probability Theory and Statistics (Mentor: Yi-Ci Zhang) from the same university in 2002. Subsequently, he enrolled in the School of Mathematics at Beijing Normal University and majored in Applied Mathematics. In June 2005, he finished his Ph.D. defense with a dissertation on Mathematical Modeling on Biological Image Processing (Mentor: Lai-Fu Liu).