Zhe Chen, a computer science postdoctoral scholar, was one of eight people to receive the 2019 Chancellor’s Award for Postdoctoral Research. This award honors outstanding research accomplishments by UCLA postdoctoral scholars. This year’s award ceremony was held in February at UCLA’s California NanoSystems Institute.
Chen devotes his research efforts to custom computing used to make connections between machines and the brain. Chen works under the supervision of computer science professor Jason Cong and psychology professor Hugh T. Blair. Currently, he is working on real-time image processing of calcium, which could be used to record brain activity.
Chen received a Ph.D. in microelectronics from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, and a B.E. in electronic science and technology from Tsinghua University, China.
The Chancellor’s Award for Postdoctoral Research, founded in 1998 to recognize the important contributions that postdoctoral scholars make to UCLA’s research mission, includes a $6,000 stipend for each awardee. It celebrates research achievements that make a meaningful and enduring impact in their field.