Linxing Preston Jiang

Ph.D. student at Neural Systems Lab

Paul G. Allen Center, Office 374

University of Washington

Seattle, WA 98195

My name is Linxing (Preston) Jiang (姜麟星, jiāng línxīng). I’m a third-year PhD student in Computer Science at the University of Washington. My advisor is Rajesh Rao. I received my BS and MS degree in computer science, both from the University of Washington. I’m from Harbin, China.

I’m interested in developing theories in neuroscience from the principles of Bayesian inference and generative models. Currently, I’m focusing on predictive coding theories to explain spatiotemporal feature learning of the visual cortex. I also collaborate with Nick Steinmetz on analyzing Neuropixel data for verifying predictive coding. My ultimate goal is to provide functional explanations for various brain functions such as perception, decision making, and memory through the lens of internal (generative) model building.

I’m a member of the Neural Systems Lab and Center for Neurotechnology at UW CSE. Please feel free to reach out if you are interested in joining the lab for research opportunities!

news

Oct 5, 2022 Two abstracts accepted at SfN 2022:
  • Dynamic and Active Predictive Coding: New Approaches to Understanding Cortical Functions
  • Stimulus-specific Omission Responses in Mouse Primary Visual Cortex
See you in San Diego!
Jun 27, 2022 New preprint out in bioRxiv! Dynamic Predictive Coding: A New Model of Hierarchical Sequence Learning and Prediction in the Cortex
Jun 20, 2022 I am honored to receive the Best Poster Award at the 2022 CVPR NeuroVision Workshop!

selected publications

  1. arXiv
    Neural Co-Processors for Restoring Brain Function: Results from a Cortical Model of Grasping
    Bryan, Matthew, Jiang, Linxing Preston, and Rao, Rajesh PN
    arXiv preprint arXiv:2210.11478 2022
  2. bioRxiv
    Dynamic Predictive Coding: A New Model of Hierarchical Sequence Learning and Prediction in the Cortex
    Jiang, Linxing Preston, and Rao, Rajesh PN
    bioRxiv 2022
  3. ORE of Neuro
    Predictive Coding Theories of Cortical Function
    Jiang, Linxing Preston, and Rao, Rajesh PN
    Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Neuroscience 2022