Dr. Dong Song is Research Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Director of the Neural Modeling and Interface at the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Song received his B.S. degree in Biophysics from the University of Science and Technology of China in 1994, and his Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Southern California in 2004. He became a Research Assistant Professor in 2006, and a Research Associate Professor in 2013, at the Department of Biomedical Engineering, USC. His research interests include nonlinear dynamical modeling of the nervous system, hippocampal memory prosthesis, neural interface technologies, and development of novel modeling strategies incorporating both statistical and mechanistic modeling methods. He invented the multiple-input, multiple-output nonlinear dynamical model of spike transformation that serves as the computational basis of hippocampal memory prostheses. He received the James H. Zumberge Individual Award at USC in 2008, the Outstanding Paper Award of IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering in 2013, and the Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics Young Investigator Award in 2018. Dr. Song has published over 180 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and reviewed conference papers. He is a member of American Statistical Association, Biomedical Engineering Society, IEEE, Society for Neuroscience, Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics, Organization for Computational Neurosciences, and National Academy of Inventors. Dr. Song’s research is supported by DARPA, NSF, and NIH.