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Dong Song

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Research Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering


  • Doctoral Degree, Biomedical Engineering, University of Southern California
  • Bachelor's Degree, Biophysics, University of Science & Technology of China


Dong Song is a research associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Southern California. He received the B.S. degree in Biophysics from the University of Science and Technology of China in 1994, and the Ph.D. degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Southern California in 2003. He is a member of the American Statistical Association, the Biomedical Engineering Society, the IEEE, and the Society for Neuroscience.

Research Summary

Dong Song's main research interests include nonlinear systems analysis of the nervous system, cortical neural prosthesis, electrophysiological mechanisms of learning and memory formation, and development of novel modeling techniques incorporating both statistical and mechanistic modeling methods. Together with Drs. Marmarelis and Berger, he developed the multiple-input, multiple-output (MIMO) nonlinear dynamical model that serves as the computational basis of the hippocampal memory prosthesis. He has published over 70 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters.


  • 2018 Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics Young Investigator Award
  • 2013 IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering Outstanding Paper Award
  • 2008 NIH Grant No. IR3EB008957-01 NIH/NIBIB EMBC08 conference support award
  • 2008 James H. Zumberge Research and Innovation Fund USC Zumberge Individual Award
  • 2001 Fifth Annual Grodins Graduate Research Symposium, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Southern California First Place Award for Platform Presentation
  • 1991 University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China Outstanding Student Award
  • Biomedical Engineering

  • DRB 140
  • Corwin D. Denney Research Center
  • 1042 Downey Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089
  • USC Mail Code: 1111

Contact Information
  • (213) 740-0839
  • dsong@usc.edu


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