Engineering neuroscience.

We are the Brain Dynamics and Control Research Group @ Washington University in St. Louis, a cross-disciplinary academic research lab addressing problems that intersect engineering and brain science.

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Our Group.

ShiNung Ching

Principal Investigator. Associate Professor of ESE

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Giacomo Vedovati

Ph.D. Student


BethAnna Jones

Ph.D. Candidate (Systems Science and Applied Mathematics)

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Ruiqi Chen

Ph.D. Candidate (Neuroscience)


Addison Schwamb

Ph.D. Candidate (Electrical Engineering).

Lulu (Luke) Gong

Postdoctoral Associate

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Matthew Singh

Postdoctoral Associate


Recent and ongoing projects.

Examples of the types of problems we think about:


We are grateful for current and prior support from the following agencies:

National Institues of Health, National Science Foundation, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Burroughs-Wellcome Fund, Army Research Office, McDonnell Center for Systems Neuroscience


We strive to share all models and code. Please get in touch if there is something specific you would like that is not readily found through our GitHub repositories.

Note especially the following repositories:

Matthew F. Singh

Elham Ghazizadeh (Ph.D. 2020) (LinkedIn)

Open Positions.

We are currently recruiting for multiple postdoctoral positions. Projects involve the development and application of nonlinear control and optimization methods to neuroscience. Relevant background includes engineering, mathematics, physics and computational neuroscience. Candidates should have an interest in brain and/or cognitive science, though prior experience is not necessary. If you are interested, please email Dr. Ching.)

We are also currently recruiting for new Ph.D. students to join our team! If you're interested in engineering (including optimization and control theory) and/or computational neuroscience, please reach out!