I am an Assistant Professor in the Preston M. Green Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. Previously, I was a postdoctoral associate at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. I completed my Ph.D at the University of Michigan and my M.A.Sc and B. Eng. degrees at the University of Toronto and McGill University, respectively.

Postdoctoral positions open. Positions are open for postdoctoral associates in the area of modeling and analysis of neuronal network dynamics. A particular area of interest in modeling and analyzing macro-scale neuronal activity in states of reduced arousal, such as coma (more info here). Other areas of interest include theoretical analysis of neuronal networks using systems and network science methods. To apply, please email me a CV and brief description of research interests.

Updated news from my research group can be found here:

My research group uses systems and control theory to study the relationship between dynamics and information transfer in biophysical neuronal networks. In parallel, we are elucidating new ways of manipulating neuronal circuit dynamics using pharmacology and emerging neurostimulation technologies. Our approach combines computational neuroscience with control theoretic analysis and design. The complexities of neuronal circuits yield tremendous opportunities for developing new engineering theory, toward insights in basic neuroscience and translational applications in brain medicine.


Office: Preston M. Green Hall, Room 1120C
Email: shinung (at) ese.wustl.edu
tel: +1 (314) 935 6508

Many thanks to the following for their support: