Dr. Chen Sun
I am a postdoc fellow at the University of Montreal and Mila, interested in creating brain (especially hippocampal)-inspired AI. My PhD was in the neuroscience department at MIT, under the supervision of Susumu Tonegawa. During my PhD I found representations in the hippocampus that are tuned to discrete variables ("events") as fundamental units rather than continuous variables, suggesting a different organizing principle for episodic experience (Sun et al 2020 Nature Neuroscience).
Before my PhD, I did my undergraduate degree at the University of Cambridge. Before that, I grew up in London, Ontario, and was on Team Canada to the International Mathematical Olympiad (2008-2010). I enjoy playing the piano and mindlessly roaming Netflix.
Differential Target Propagation
Modularity in brain-inspired AI