Mingzhou Ding, Ph.D.

Mingzhou Ding, PhD
Mingzhou Ding, Ph.D. mding@bme.ufl.edu

1275 Center Drive, Biomedical Sciences Building J285,
Gainesville, FL 32611

T: (352) 273-9332
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Distinguished Professor & J. Crayton Pruitt Family Professor

Cognitive neuroscience, signal processing and neural imaging


B.S., Astrophysics, Peking University, 1982
Ph.D., Physics, University of Maryland, 1990

Research Summary:

Dr. Ding’s research focuses on applying engineering approaches to understand the neural basis of cognitive functions and their impairments by neurological and psychiatric disorders. Specific areas of interest include the following: 1) multimodal neuroimaging (single unit, multiunit, LFP, EEG, ECOG, and MRI), 2) Granger causality and other novel methods of brain signal analysis, 3) neuronal oscillations, 4) large-scale brain networks, 5) cognitive aging, 6) pain processing, and 7) cognitive impairments in Parkinson’s disease and other disorders.

Honors and Awards:

  • J. Crayton Pruitt Family Professor, 2008-present
  • UF Preeminence Term Professor, 2017-2020
  • Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering Doctoral Dissertation Advisor/Mentoring Award, 2018-2019
  • Research Excellence Award, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida, 2017
  • Associate Editor, The Journal of Neuroscience, 2016
  • University of Florida Research Foundation Professor, 2013-2016
  • Editorial Board for Scientific Reports, 2015
  • Charter Member of NIH Study Sections on Cognitive Neuroscience: 1995-1998, 2002-2006, 2008-2012
  • Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), 1998

Selected Publications:

Google Scholar Citations Link

Wen, X., Yao, L., Liu, Y., and Ding, M., “Top-down regulation of default mode activity in spatial visual attention,” Journal of Neuroscience 33(2013)6444-6453

Liu, Y., Huang, H., McGinnis, M., Keil, A., and Ding, M., “Neural substrate of the late positive potential in emotional processing,” Journal of Neuroscience 32(2012)14563–14572

Bollimunta, A., Chen, Y., Schroeder, C.E., and Ding, M., “Neuronal Mechanisms of Cortical Alpha Oscillations in Awake-behaving Macaques,” Journal of Neuroscience 28(2008)9976-9988

Ding, M., Chen, Y., and Bressler, S.L., “Granger Causality: Basic Theory and Application to Neuroscience,” in Handbook of Time Series Analysis, edited by B. Schelter, M. Winderhalder, and J. Timmer, Wiley-VCH Verlag, Weinheim, 2006, pp. 437-460

Brovelli, A., Ding, M., Ledberg, A., Chen, Y., Nakamura, R., and Bressler, S.L., “Beta Oscillations in a Large-Scale Sensorimotor Cortical Network: Directional Influences Revealed by Granger Causality,” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 101(2004)9849-9854