Zhang, Kechen

Associate Professor
Som Biomedical Engineering

Traylor 407
(410) 955-3538
kzhang4@jhmi.edu

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About

Experience
  • 2017 - Present:  ADJUNCT PROFESSOR (NE), SOM Neurology
  • 2016 - Present:  Associate Professor, SOM Neuroscience
  • 2013 - 2017:  JOINT/SECONDARY FACULTY, SOM Neuroscience
  • 2003 - 2015:  Assistant Professor, SOM Neuroscience

Publications

Journal Articles
  • Hedrick K, Zhang K (2018).  Analysis of an Attractor Neural Network’s Response to Conflicting External Inputs.  Journal of Mathematical Neuroscience.  8(1).
  • Doruk RO, Zhang K (2018).  Fitting of dynamic recurrent neural network models to sensory stimulus-response data.  Journal of Biological Physics.  44(3).
  • Huang W, Zhang K (2018).  Information-theoretic bounds and approximations in neural population coding.  Neural Computation.  30(4).
  • Huang W, Huang X, Zhang K (2017).  Information-theoretic interpretation of tuning curves for multiple motion directions.  2017 51st Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, CISS 2017.
  • Huang W, Liu K, Zhang K (2017).  Unsupervised learning via maximizing mutual information in neural population coding.  AAAI Spring Symposium - Technical Report.  SS-17-01 - SS-17-08.
  • Hedrick KR, Zhang K (2016).  Megamap: Flexible representation of a large space embedded with nonspatial information by a hippocampal attractor network.  Journal of Neurophysiology.  116(2).
  • Liu CH, Coleman JE, Davoudi H, Zhang K, Hussaina Shuler MG (2015).  Selective Activation of a Putative Reinforcement Signal Conditions Cued Interval Timing in Primary Visual Cortex.  Current Biology.  25(12).
  • Zhang K (2014).  How to compress sequential memory patterns into periodic oscillations: General reduction rules.  Neural Computation.  26(8).
  • DiMattina C, Zhang K (2013).  Adaptive stimulus optimization for sensory systems neuroscience.  Frontiers in Neural Circuits.  (JUNE).
  • Knierim JJ, Zhang K (2012).  Attractor dynamics of spatially correlated neural activity in the limbic system.  Annual Review of Neuroscience.  35.
  • Issa JB, Zhang K (2012).  Universal conditions for exact path integration in neural systems.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.  109(17).
  • Welday AC, Shlifer IG, Bloom ML, Zhang K, Blair HT (2011).  Cosine directional tuning of theta cell burst frequencies: Evidence for spatial coding by oscillatory interference.  Journal of Neuroscience.  31(45).
  • Monaco JD, Knierim JJ, Zhang K (2011).  Sensory feedback, error correction, and remapping in a multiple oscillator model of place-cell activity.  Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience.  5.
  • Kulkarni M, Zhang K, Kirkwood A (2011).  Single-cell persistent activity in anterodorsal thalamus.  Neuroscience Letters.  498(3).
  • Carlson ET, Rasquinha RJ, Zhang K, Connor CE (2011).  A sparse object coding scheme in area V4.  Current Biology.  21(4).
  • Mydlarz WK, Zhang K, Micchelli ST, Kim M, Tufano RP (2010).  Ipsilateral double parathyroid adenoma and thyroid hemiagenesis.  ORL.  72(5).
  • DiMattina C, Zhang K (2010).  How to modify a neural network gradually without changing its input-output functionality.  Neural Computation.  22(1).
  • Blair HT, Gupta K, Zhang K (2008).  Conversion of a phase- to a rate-coded position signal by a three-stage model of theta cells, grid cells, and place cells.  Hippocampus.  18(12).
  • DiMattina C, Zhang K (2008).  How optimal stimuli for sensory neurons are constrained by network architecture.  Neural Computation.  20(3).
  • Blair HT, Welday AC, Zhang K (2007).  Scale-invariant memory representations emerge from moiré interference between grid fields that produce theta oscillations: A computational model.  Journal of Neuroscience.  27(12).
  • Zhang K, Sejnowski TJ (2001).  Accuracy and learning in neuronal populations.  Progress in Brain Research.  130.
  • Zhang K, Sejnowski TJ (2000).  A universal scaling law between gray matter and white matter of cerebral cortex.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.  97(10).
  • Zhang K, Sejnowski TJ (1999).  A theory of geometric constraints on neural activity for natural three- dimensional movement.  Journal of Neuroscience.  19(8).
  • Zhang K, Sejnowski TJ (1999).  Neuronal tuning: To sharpen or broaden?.  Neural Computation.  11(1).
  • Pouget A, Zhang K, Deneve S, Latham PE (1998).  Statistically Efficient Estimation Using Population Coding.  Neural Computation.  10(2).
  • Zhang K, Ginzburg I, McNaughton BL, Sejnowski TJ (1998).  Interpreting neuronal population activity by reconstruction: Unified framework with application to hippocampal place cells.  Journal of Neurophysiology.  79(2).
  • Zhang K, Ganis G, Sereno MI (1997).  Anti-Hebbian synapses as a linear equation solver.  IEEE International Conference on Neural Networks - Conference Proceedings.  1.
  • Pouget A, Zhang K (1997).  Statistically efficient estimation using cortical lateral connection.  Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems.
  • Zhang K (1996).  Representation of spatial orientation by the intrinsic dynamics of the head-direction cell ensemble: A theory.  Journal of Neuroscience.  16(6).
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