Ying Shi


Neuroinformatics
Data & Knowledge Engineering
Ying Shi is a Senior Technical Specialist in the Data and Knowledge Engineering Section of the Neuroinformatics Division.

Ying works on the 3D reconstruction of neurons, data collection and analysis, the development of algorithms for neural morphologies, and the development of software for automated data processing and testing of neuronal information transmission.

Before joining Blue Brain, Ying spent 12 years working as a developer and researcher for the simulation and process control of Air Separation Units (ASU) at Nippon Sanso, Tokyo, Japan, where she was awarded three patents.

Ying began her studies in process control engineering at the East China University of Chemical Technology in Shanghai, China. She has a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan.

In her free time, Ying is a keen table tennis player and enjoys hiking and reading.

Selected Publications

Kanari L, Ramaswamy S, Shi Y, Morand S, Meystre J, Perin R, Abdellah M, Wang Y, Hess K and Markram H. Objective Morphological Classification of Neocortical Pyramidal Cells. Cerebral Cortex, April 2019;29: 1719–1735. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhy339

Migliore R, Lupascu CA, Bologna LL, Romani A, Courcol J-D, Antonel S, Van Geit W, Thomson A, Mercer A, Lange S, Falck J, Rössert C, Shi Y,  et al. (2018) The physiological variability of channel density in hippocampal CA1 pyramidal cells and interneurons explored using a unified data-driven modeling workflow. PLoS Comput Biol 14(9): e1006423. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pcbi.1006423

Markram, H., Muller, E., Ramaswamy, S., Reimann, M. W., Abdellah, M., Aguado Sanchez, C., et al. (2015). Reconstruction and simulation of neocortical microcircuitry. Cell 163, 456–492. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2015.09.029 Ramaswamy S, Courcol J-D, Abdellah M, Adaszewski SR, Antille N, Arsever S, Atenekeng G, Bilgili A, Brukau Y, Chalimourda A, Chindemi G, Delalondre F, Dumusc R, Eilemann S, Gevaert ME, Gleeson P, Graham JW, Hernando JB, Kanari L, Katkov Y, Keller D, King JG. Reconstruction and Simulation of Neocortical Microcircuitry. Cell Volume 163, Issue 2, 8 October 2015, Pages 456-492. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cell.2015.09.029

Ranjan R, Reimann MW, Rössert C, Shi Y, Shillcock JC, Telefont M, Van Geit W, Villafranca Diaz J, Walker R, Wang Y, Zaninetta SM, DeFelipe J, Hill SL, Muller J, Segev I, Schürmann F, Muller EB and Markram H (2015) The neocortical microcircuit collaboration portal: a resource for rat somatosensory cortex. Front. Neural Circuits 9:44. doi: 10.3389/fncir.2015.00044