Michael Fang

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PhD Student


DeWeese Lab

Current Research

I am working on novel parameter estimation schemes and applying them to interesting problems in physics and theoretical neuroscience. In particular, I’m currently interested in natural scene statistics and associative memory systems (i.e. Hopfield networks).


I grew up and went to college in Toronto where I often go back to visit friends and family when I miss snow a bit too much. After finishing undergrad, I came to Berkeley to start my PhD in physics.

Before arriving at the Redwood Center, I did some work in condensed matter and quantum optics. However, eventually, I found interest in exploring problems outside of the traditional fields of physics.

When I’m not working, I enjoy traveling and photography to maintain my sanity.