Hung-Tu Chen

I am a PhD student in the Psychological and Brain Sciences Department at Dartmouth College working with Matthijs van der Meer. My research interest focuses on how the brain, particularly the hippocampus, encodes an experience in one environment using a learned representation formed in another environment. I am also interested in understanding the role of hippocampal replay in learning and memory, specifically its coupling effect with dopamine.

Previously, I was a research assistant working with Jeffery Erlich at New York University Shanghai. We developed a travelling salesperson-like task for rodents to study the neural mechanism of planning and adaptive behaviors. Before that, I received a BA in Economics at National Tsing Hua University where I was introduced to normative models explaining how people make economical decisions.

Besides research, I develop open-source projects ranging from implementation of (deep) machine/reinforcement learning models to web development. I am also a coffee aficionado who enjoys to be a barista and a coffee roaster at home.