Curriculum Vitae

Name Chung-Chuan Lo (羅中泉) Address Institute of Systems Neuroscience
National Tsing Hua University
Hsinchu, 30013, Taiwan
Telephone +886-3-574-2014
Webpage ORCID


1998-2004 Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts
Ph. D. in Physics
Thesis title: Statistical Physics Approaches for Understanding Sleep-Wake Transitions
Thesis advisor: H. Eugene Stanley, Professor of Physics
1995-1997 National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
M. S. in Physics
Thesis title: Study of the Effect of Site Mutation on the Structural Stability of Cobra Cardiotoxin by Time-Resolved Fluorescence
Thesis advisor: Wunshain Fann, Joint Assistant Professor of Physics.
1991-1995 National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
B. S. in Physics
Project title: The Effect of Noises on a Cascaded Lorenz System
Project advisor: Yih-Yuh Chen, Associate Professor of Physics.


2018-present National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan
Professor & director, Institute of Systems Neuroscience
2014-2018 National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan
Associate professor, Institute of Systems Neuroscience
2009-2014 National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan
Assistant professor, Institute of Systems Neuroscience
2008-2009 National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan
Assistant professor, Institute of Bioinformatics and Structural Biology
2006-2008 Yale University, New Haven, CT.
Postdoc assistant (Supervisor, Dr. Xiao-Jing Wang).
Neural network modeling
2004-2006 Brandeis University, Waltham, MA.
Postdoc fellow (Supervisor, Dr. Xiao-Jing Wang).
Neural network modeling
1997-1998 Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
Research Assistant (Supervisor, Dr. W.-S. Fann)
Experiments on time-resolved fluorescence of conformational changes in protein.

Honors and Awards

2020 Future Tech Breakthrough Award (未來科技突破獎), Future Tech Expo 2020, Taipei, Taiwan (team award)
2019 Future Tech Breakthrough Award (未來科技突破獎), Future Tech Expo 2019, Taipei, Taiwan (team award)
2017 Open Science Prize Finalist (team award)
2017 National Tsing Hua University College of Life Science Research Award
2014 National Tsing Hua University Publication Award
2011 Best paper award. Symposium on Engineering, medicine and biology application, Taichung, Taiwan
2010 National Tsing Hua University Publication Award
2004-2007 Postdoctoral fellowship in computational neuroscience (Sloan-Swartz foundation)
2003 American Physical Society travel awards for Annual Meeting.
2001 Sigma Xi award, achievement in graduate research at Boston University.
2001 Travel scholarship for Sleep Medicine Conference, Marburg, Germany
1998-2003 Boston University Ph.D. research fellowship (2000-2003); teaching fellowship (1998-2000).
1991-1995 Ministry of Education (Taiwan) bachelor degree scholarship for outstanding students.

Professional Services

2020-present Chairman of Taiwanese Society for Computational Neuroscience
2012-present Review editor of Frontiers in Decision Neuroscience
2011-present Review editor of Frontiers in Neuroinformatics
2011-2012 Technical program committee for Symposium on Engineering, Medicine and Biology Applications & International workshop on Bio-inspired Systems and Prosthetic Devices (Feb 11-13, 2012, Taichung, Taiwan)
2009-2013 Member of the task force for the multi-scale modeling, International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (INCF)

Academic Publications

(*corresponding author)

  1. Chen-Zhi Su, Kuan-Ting Chou, Hsuan-Pei Huang, Chung-Chuan Lo*, Daw-Wei Wang* (2021). Identification of Neuronal Polarity by Node-Based Machine Learning. Neuroinformatics (accepted)

  2. Rui Han, Tzu-Min Wei, Szu-Chiao Tseng and Chung-Chuan Lo* (2021). Characterizing approach behavior of Drosophila melanogaster in Buridan's paradigm. PLoS One 16.1: e0245990

  3. Hao Chi, Lee Sun, Ren-Huei Shiu, Rui Han, Chien-Ping Hsieh, Tzu-Min Wei, Chung-Chuan Lo, Hui-Yun Chang and Tzu-Kang Sang* (2020). Cleavage of human tau at Asp421 inhibits hyperphosphorylated tau induced pathology in a Drosophila model. Scientific reports 10.1:1-15

  4. Kuo-Wei Kao and Chung-Chuang Lo* (2020). Short term depression, presynaptic inhibition and local neuron diversity play key functional roles in the insect antennal lobe. Journal of Computational Neuroscience 48:213–227(2020)

  5. Chi-Tin Shih*#, Yen-Jen Lin#, Cheng-Te Wang, Ting-Yuan Wang, Chih-Chen Chen, Ta-Shun Su, Chung-Chuang Lo*, and Ann-Shyn Chiang* (2019). Diverse Community Structures in the Neuronal-level Connectome of the Drosophila Brain. Neuroinformatics (online early publication) #: equal contribution

  6. Hung-Hsiu Yen, Rui Han and Chung-Chuan Lo* (2019). Quantification of Visual Fixation Behavior and Spatial Orientation Memory in Drosophila melanogaster. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience 13:215

  7. Huang-Yu Yao, Hsuan-Pei Huang, Yu-Chi Huang and Chung-Chuan Lo* (2019). Flyintel - a Platform for Robot Navigation based on a Brain-Inspired Spiking Neural Network. 2019 IEEE International Conference on Artificial Intelligence Circuits and Systems (AICAS) p.219-220 (Conference proceeding)

  8. Yu-Chi Huang, Cheng-Te Wang, Ta-Shun Su, Kuo-Wei Kao, Yen-Jen Lin, Chao-Chun Chuang, Ann-Shyn Chiang and Chung-Chuan Lo* (2018). A Single-Cell Level and Connectome-Derived Computational Model of the Drosophila Brain. Frontiers in Neuroinformatics 12:99

  9. Ta-Shun Su, Wan-Ju Lee, Yu-Chi Huang, Cheng-Te Wang and Chung-Chuan Lo* (2017). Coupled symmetric and asymmetric circuits underlying spatial orientation in fruit flies. Nature Communications. 8:139.

  10. Po-Yen Chang, Ta-Shun Su, Chi-Tin Shih* and Chung-Chuan Lo* (2017). The Topographical Mapping in Drosophila Central Complex Network and its Signal Routing. Frontiers in Neuroinformatics. 11:26.

  11. Chung-Chuan Lo* and Ann-Shyn Chiang* (2016). Toward Whole-Body Connectomics. Journal of Neuroscience. 36:11375-11383.

  12. Chung-Chuan Lo*, and Xiao-Jing Wang* (2016). Conflict Resolution as Near-Threshold Decision-Making: A Spiking Neural Circuit Model with Two-Stage Competition for Antisaccadic Task. PLOS Computational Biology. 12:e1005081.

  13. Cheng-Wei Li, Chung-Chuan Lo, and Bor-Sen Chen* (2016). Estimating Sensorimotor Mapping From Stimuli to Behaviors to Infer C. Elegans Movements by Neural Transmission Ability Through Connectome Databases. IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems. 27:2229 - 2241.
  14. Cheng-Wei Li, Chung-Chuan Lo, and Bor-Sen Chen* (2015). Robust Sensorimotor Control of Human Arm Model under State-Dependent Noises, Control-Dependent Noises and Additive Noises. Neurocomputing. 167:61-75.
  15. Chung-Chuan Lo# , Cheng-Te Wang and Xiao-Jing Wang*# (2015). Speed-accuracy tradeoff by a control signal with balanced excitation and inhibition. Journal of Neurophysiology. 114:650-661. (#: equal contribution)
  16. Chi-Tin Shih*, Olaf Sporns, Shou-Li Yuan, Ta-Shun Su, Yen-Jen Lin, Chao-Chun Chuang, Ting-Yuan Wang, Chung-Chuan Lo, Ralph J. Greenspan, and Ann-Shyn Chiang* (2015). Connectomics-Based Analysis of Information Flow in the Drosophila Brain. Current Biology. 25:1-10
  17. Yi-Hsuan Lee, Yen-Nan Lin, Chao-Chun Chuang and Chung-Chuan Lo* (2014). SPIN: A Method of Skeleton-based Polarity Identification for Neurons. Neurinformatics. 12:487.
  18. Yen-Nan Lin, Po-Yen Chang, Pao-Yueh Hsiao and Chung-Chuan Lo* (2014). Polarity-specific high-level information propagation in neural networks. Frontiers in Neuroinformatics. 8:27.
  19. Pao-Yueh Hsiao and Chung-Chuan Lo* (2013). A Plastic Cortico-Striatal Circuit Model of Adaptation in Perceptual Decision. Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience. 7:178.
  20. Chung-Chuan Lo, Ronny P. Bartsch and Plamen Ch. Ivanov* (2013). Asymmetry and basic pathways in sleep-stage transitions. EPL (Europhysics Letters). 102:10008.
  21. Cheng-Te Wang, Chung-Ting Lee, Xiao-Jing Wang, Chung-Chuan Lo* (2013). Top-down modulation on perceptual decision by exogenous and endogenous balance of excitation and inhibition. PLoS One. 8:e62379.
  22. Ying-Zu Huang, Chin-Song Lu, John C. Rothwell, Chung-Chuan Lo, Wen-Li Chuang, Yi-Hsin Weng, Szu-Chia Lai, Rou-Shayn Chen* (2012) Modulation of the disturbed motor network in dystonia by multisession suppression of premotor cortex. PLoS One. 7:e47574.
  23. Chung-Chuan Lo, Leanne Boucher, Martin Pare, Jeffery D. Schall and Xiao-Jing Wang* (2009). Proactive inhibitory control and attractor dynamics in countermanding action: a spiking neural circuit model. Journal of Neuroscience. 29:9059-9071.
  24. Chung-Chuan Lo and Xiao-Jing Wang* (2006). Cortico-basal ganglia circuit mechanism for a decision threshold in reaction time tasks. Nature Neuroscience. 9:957-963 (2006).

  25. Chung-Chuan Lo, Thomas Chou, Thomas Penzel, Thomas E. Scammell, Robert E. Strecker, H. Eugene Stanley, and Plamen Ch. Ivanov* (2004). Common scale-invariant pattern of sleep-wake transitions across mammalian species. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 50:17545-17548

  26. Thomas Penzel, Jan W. Kantelhardt, Chung-Chuan Lo, Karlheinz Voigt and Claus Vogelmeier* (2003). Dynamics of Heart Rate and Sleep Stages in Normals and Patients with Sleep Apnea. Neuropsychopharmacology 28:S48-S53

  27. Chung-Chuan Lo, L. A. Nunes Amaral, S. Havlin, Plamen. Ch. Ivanov, Thomas Penzel, J.-H. Peter and H. Eugene Stanley* (2002). Dynamics of sleep-wake transitions during sleep. EPL (Europhysics Letters) 57:625-631.

  28. Plamen. Ch. Ivanov* and Chung-Chuan Lo (2002). Stochastic Approaches to Modeling of Physiological Rhythms, in Modeling Biomedical signals, edit. G. Nardulli & S. Stramaglia. World Scientific.

  29. Chung-Chuan Lo, Jui-Hung Hsu, You-Cheng Sheu, Chein-Min Chiang, Wen-guey Wu, Wunshain Fann* and Pei-Hsi Tsao (1998). Effect of D57N mutation on membrane activity and molecular unfolding of cobra cardiotoxin. Biophysical Journal 75: 2382-2388

Other Publications

  1. 昆蟲動態視覺與其仿生應用,<電腦與通訊> 2020年12月號184期

  2. 小腦袋大數據-大腦圖譜研究計畫 <科學月刊> 2018 三月號

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  4. Roozbeh Kiani, Timothy D Hanks & Michael N Shadlen. When is enough enough? Nature Neuroscience 9, 681-683 (2006).
  5. Taylor McNeil, Bring on the Sandman. Bostonia. Summer 2002.
  6. Michael Brooks, Feature: Snooze Control. New Scientist p. 173, 38-40, Feb. 23, 2002.
  7. "Tired? Well, you woke up 35 times last night", The Daily Mail, p. 35, Feb. 21, 2002.
  8. "Sleep well last night? You woke up 37 times", The Mirror, Feb. 21, 2002.
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