Ph.D. / M.D. Students


Yu (Caly) Xiao

I graduated with a Bachelor degree from Sun Yat-sen University in National Information Management in 2017. I did my undergraduate thesis in Computational Affective Neuroscience Lab of Sun Yat-sen University, and continued as a Research Assistant.

Currently, I am a Duke-NUS IBB (Integrated Biostatistics and Bioinformatics) PhD student under Dr. Helen Zhou, and I am interested in using multimodal neuroimaging and machine learning analysis to develop effective diagnostic/prognostic biomarkers in neuropsychiatric disorders.

In my spare time, I enjoy listening to various genres of music and traveling.

Wan Lin Yue

I graduated with a B.Sc. (Hons) in Biological Sciences under the multidisciplinary research-oriented CN Yang Scholars' Programme in Nanyang Technological University. Currently, I am a NGS PhD student under Dr Thomas Yeo and Dr Helen Zhou.

I am interested in combining the knowledge from neurobiology and neuroimaging to gain a more holistic perspective of the human brain. I am particularly interested in memory, thoughts and dreams and their representations in our brains, and how these can differ in aging and in disease.

My hobbies include reading, watching psychological thrillers and listening to music. Currently, I am also learning Japanese.

Yao Feng Chong

I'm a neurologist at National University Hospital who subspecialises in behavioural neurology. I am interested in cognitive and theoretical neuroscience, and the application of models to explain cognitive deterioration in dementia.

In my free time, I read eclectically.










Zijiao Chen

I completed my bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Sydney in 2020.

Currently, I am a PhD student at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, under the supervision of Professor Helen Zhou. My research topic is Multimodal Neuroimaging in Neuropsychiatric Disorders. I am especially interested in combining knowledge in machine learning and neuroscience, and performing analysis on fMRI/EEG data.

In my spare time, I enjoy petting my cat, reading and traveling. I am especially an outdoor person. I love diving and hiking from time to time.

Thuan Tinh (Sophia) Nguyen

I graduated with a B.Sc. (Hons) in Biological Sciences under the CN Yang Scholars' Programme in Nanyang Technological University in 2019.

I am interested in using multimodal neuroimaging to investigate the changes in structural and functional brain networks associated with neuropsychiatric disorders, in particular dementia.

In my spare time, I enjoy reading and solving puzzles.

Yilei Wu

I graduated with a Bachelor degree from University of California, Irvine in Computer Science in 2020 Winter.

I worked in the CPCC lab under the EECS Department for my undergraduate research project. Currently, I am a Phd Student under Dr Helen Zhou.

My research area is computational algorithms in Medical imaging. I am interested in combining Machine Learning knowledge with Neuroimaging.

I like reading books and exploring Eastern-Asian culture. I am also very interested in knowing space technology.