Yuzhen Qin

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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Department of Artificial Intelligence,
Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour,
Radboud University
Maria Montessoribuilding, Room 01.150
Thomas van Aquinostraat 4, 6525 GD Nijmegen, the Netherlands
Email: yuzhen.qin(at)donders(dot).ru.nl

Short Biography

  • Since Mid-September 2023, I have been a tenure-track assistant professor at Radboud University. As a member of the multi-institude consortium DBI2, backed by a substantial 10-year grant totaling 21.9M Euros, I do not have to teach in the initial 3 years. Thus, You may call me a researcher.

  • From Jan. 2020 to Jul. 2023, I was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, Riverside, advised by Prof. Fabio Pasqualetti.

  • In Dec. 2019, I obtained my Ph.D. degree from University of Groningen. My advisor was Prof. Ming Cao.

  • Before that, I did my master in Wuhan University, China.

Research Interests

My research mainly aims to develop brain-inspired efficient, adaptive, and autonomous learning and decision-making models. Toward this goal, I build network systems to reveal the fundamental principles underlying the brain's efficiency, adaptability, and autonomy in integrating and processing information from a lens of control theory and dynamical systems. As a complementary goal, I also leverage tractable control systems design to inform mechanistic and predictable therapeutics for neurological disorders.


  • Sep. 16: I started a new position as an assistant professor at the Department of Artificial Intelligence in the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour at Radboud University, the Netherlands. Thanks to the substantial grant DBI2 (Dutch Brain Interface Initiative), I do not have to teach in the first 3 years. You can simply call me a researcher.

  • Feb. 16: I gave a talk on “Stochastic Contextual Bandits with Long Horizon Rewards” at ITA 2023.

  • Feb. 9: I gave a talk on “Stochastic Contextual Bandits with Long Horizon Rewards(PDF) at AAAI 2023.

  • Jan: Our ACC paper “Vibrational Stabilization of Complex Network Systems” has been accepted to ACC 2023! Paper coming soon.