Dr Runchun Mark Wang

Research Program: Biomedical Engineering and NeuroscienceRunchun Mark Wang

Biography

Runchun Mark Wang is a postdoctoral fellow at The MARCS Institute. Dr Wang's supervisor is Professor André van Schaik and his research field is Neuromorphic Engineering. The project he is working on is Hardware Acceleration for Neural Systems.

As part of this project, Dr Wang will help build an electronic system, which includes both FPGA implementation and mixed/signal analogue VLSI, which is capable of simulating neural networks of a size similar to that of the human brain. Mark will provide open source software, so that other researchers can also use the system. His PhD topic was "Neuromorphic Implementations of Polychronous Spiking Neural Networks".

The work includes the design of a polychronous spiking neural network using a novel delay-adaptation algorithm, an FPGA implementation of the proposed neural network, an analogue implementation of the proposed neural network, and their integration into a mixed-signal platform.

Before Mark started his PhD study, he worked as a SoC/ASIC design engineer in industry.

Research Interests

  • Neuromorphic Engineering
  • Mixed-signal/analog VLSI design
  • ASIC/SoC/FPGA design
  • Computational neuroscience
  • Signal processing
  • Deep network
  • Machine learning
  • Cognition systems

Qualifications and Honours

  • Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 2014–2017
  • PhD, Western Sydney University, 2013
  • Australian Postgraduate Research Award 2009–2013
  • MSEE, Shanghai Jiaotong University, 2008
  • BSEE, East China University of Science and Technology, 2003

Publications

For a full listing of my publications, please see my Western Sydney University profile page.(opens in a new window)

Contact Runchun

Emailmark.wang@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone+61 2 4736 2473
LocationWestern Sydney University Penrith campus (Second Ave, Kingswood)
RoomXB.1.09F