Song Qi
漆  松
Research Fellow at NIMH

National Institute of Mental Health
​6001 Executive Blvd, Bethesda, MD 20892-9663

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Short Bio​​​
I earned my Ph.D. in Social and Decision Neuroscience from Caltech in 2019. Currently, I'm a research fellow at NIMH focusing on mood disorders. As a neural data scientist, I'm broadly interested in cognitive processes and decision making in humans. ​​In particular, I study how decision-making behaviors are optimized under threat/social influence with ecologically inspired paradigms, fMRI techniques, and computational modeling.

I work primarily in R and Python and use libraries like NumPy, SciPy, SciKit-Image, SciKit-Learn, and TensorFlow. My work involves applying regression, clustering, predictive modeling, and data visualization to neural and behavioral datasets.

In my spare time, I enjoy Japanese literature and grand strategy games.  

What's New
[08/2020] Started my research fellowship at NIMH. 

​[07/2019] Defended my Ph.D. thesis. 

​​[03/2018] Two papers on "decision making under threat/social influence" got accepted into PNAS and JN respectively. Our research was featured on Caltech News.  

​​[06/2017] Entered my 3rd year as a PhD student at Caltech. 

​[09/2016] Passed candidacy and received my M.A. at Columbia University. Moved to Caltech. 

​​[​02/2015] My paper on "Oxytocin's effects on social learning" got accepted into Human Brain Mapping.

​​[12/2014] 1st semester nearly ended. Gave my first-year talk to the entire department. 

​​[09/2014] "Officially" started at Columbia University. PhD Grind on.  

​​[03/2014] Accepted Columbia University's offer for graduate study in Cognitive Psychology. 

​[12/2013] I feel honored to be awarded as one of the Outstanding Students in my university, the highest honor for UESTC graduates. (10 out of around 4,500 undergraduates in 10’)

​[08/2013] I was featured by Mitacs Globalink internship program about my research on computational modeling of cell migration.

[07/2013] Went to University of Manitoba and started to serve as a visiting research assistant here!

[06/2013] Short-term visit to NEMO group @ University of Bonn, Germany.​

[03/2013] Our paper in 2013 Interdisciplinary Contest of Modelling was awarded Honorable Mention. 

last updated: 10/2020​​​

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