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Jaeyoon James Jun

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1525 Alta Vista Dr Ottawa ON Canada, K1G 0G1 †††


††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† University of Ottawa††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2007-2014

PhD Physics (Neurophysics, Supervisors: Dr. Leonard Maler and Dr. Andre Longtin)

        Thesis: Memory-guided sensory sampling during self-guided exploration in pulse-type electric fish

        GPA: 3.9/4.0

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Marine Biology Laboratory††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2011

Neural Systems & Behavior course (Directors: Paul Katz and James Knierim)

        Learned theories and techniques of studying neural correlates of animal behaviors from wide variety of animals including leech, mice, zebrafish, and rabbit.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† University of Calgary††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2005-2007

BSc Physics (First class Honours) with Applied Mathematics Minor††††††

        Honourís Thesis: Implementations of DEP based neuronal guidance methods using microelectrode arrays (Supervised by Dr. Naweed Syed)

        GPA: 3.7/4.0

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† University of Calgary††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2002-2005

BSc Computer Science

        CPSC 571Project: Association-Rules Mining Based Broadcasting Approach for XML Data (Supervised by Dr. Reda Alhajj and published in a book chapter)

        GPA: 3.4/4.0

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Technical certifications†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2005

        Comptia Network+ Certification (N10-003)

        Comptia A+ Certification: OS & Core (220-301 , 220-302)

Awards and Scholarships:

        Best PhD (3+years) Poster Award, Brain Health Research Day, University of Ottawa††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2014

        10th Intl. Congress of Neuroethology Travel Award ($325 USD)††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2012

        University of Ottawa Student Mobility Award ($4,000)††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2011

        University of Ottawa FGPS Travel Grant ($550)†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2011

        Lola Ellis Robertson Endowed scholarship ($3,980 USD)††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2011

        NSERC PGS-D award ($63,000)†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2009-2012

        5th Intl. Workshop Statistical Analysis of Neuronal Data Travel Award ($475 USD)††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2010

        University of Ottawa Excellence scholarship††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2009

        University of Ottawa Deanís Scholarship ($1,500)††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2009

        University of Ottawa Admissions award ($50,000) †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2007

        NSERC Undergraduate Summer Research Award ($4,500)†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2007

        University of Calgary Deanís List††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007

        AHFMR summer research award ($5,200) †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2007

        Wilfred Archibald Walter Bursary ($2,500)††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2007

        Louise McKinney Scholarship ($2,500) †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2006

        Jason Lang scholarship ($1,000) †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2003

        Alexander Rutherford Scholarship ($2,100)††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2002

        Calgary Youth Science Fair (Bronze medal)†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2001

Positions held

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Graduate Research Assistant†††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2007-2014

        Systems neurodynamics laboratory under supervision of Dr. Len Maler and Dr. Andre Longtin

        Designed and constructed a controlled environment for spatial learning experiments, and developed video tracking software and electrical tracking system for behavioral monitoring


††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Teaching Assistant††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2007-Present

        Physics help centre tutor for introductory physics classes

        Introductory physics laboratory demonstrator and marker at the University of Ottawa


††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Undergraduate Research Assistant††††††††††††††††††††† 2006-2007

        Dr. Naweed Syedís Neurobiology Laboratory at the University of Calgary

        Designed computer vision tracking software and custom electronics for microelectrodes array


†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Summer Student Research Assistant†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2006

        Dr. Michael Colicosí Neurobiology Laboratory at the University of Calgary

        Designed experimental automation software for Olympus Light microscope


††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Private Tutor††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2002-Present

        Taught subjects covering introductory level calculus, statistics, linear algebra, physics, and computer programming courses. Taught all high school level science and mathematics courses


††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Jun IT Solutions†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2002-2004

        Sole proprietor, independent computer technician

        Built customized computer systems, troubleshot and repaired hardware and software problems for homes and businesses


Peer-reviewed Journal


Jun JJ, Longtin A, Maler L (2014) Spatial memory guides sensory sampling in a pulse-type electric fish. (Under review).


Jun JJ, Longtin A, Maler L (2014) Sensory attention precedes self-initiated locomotion in an electric fish. J Exp Biol (In press).


Jun JJ, Longtin A, Maler L (2013) Long-term behavioral tracking of freely swimming weakly electric fish. J Vis Exp 82, e50962.


Jun JJ, Longtin A, Maler L (2013) Real-time localization of moving dipole sources for tracking multiple free-swimming weakly electric fish. PLoS One 8, e66596.


Jun JJ, Longtin A, Maler L (2012) Precision measurement of electric organ discharge timing from freely moving weakly electric fish. J Neurophysiol 107, 1996-2007.


Book Chapter


Chenier C, Jun JJ, Zhang J, ÷zyer T, Alhajj R (2006) Association-Rules Mining Based Broadcasting Approach for XML Data. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 4243, 207-216.


Conferences contributions

Jun JJ, Longtin A, Maler L (2014) Spatial learning and adaptive sampling in a pulse-type Gymnotiform fish. Electrosensory Meeting, Mont St-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada.

Jun JJ, Longtin A, Maler L (2013) Sensory attention precedes self-initiated movements in an electric fish. Gordon Research Conference on Neuroethology, West Dover, VT, USA.

Jun JJ, Longtin A, Maler L (2013) Sensory sampling rate predicts spontaneous swimming initiation in an electric fish. Electrosensory Meeting, Mont St-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada.


Kiar G, Mamatjan Y, Jun JJ, Maler L, Adler A (2013) Electrical localization of weakly electric fish using neural networks. 15th International Conference on Electrical Bio-Impedance & 14th Conference on Electrical Impedance Tomography, Heilbad Heiligenstadt, Germany.


Jun JJ, Harvey-Girard E, Longtin A, Maler L (2012) Spatial learning in Gymnotus sp.: Spatial memory shapes active sensory sampling in pulse-type electrc fish. 10th Intl. Congress of Neuroethology, College Park, MD, USA.


Jun JJ, Longtin A, Maler L (2011) Spatial learning in Gymnotus sp.: Up states and the E-saccade. Electrosensory Meeting, Mont St-Hilaire, QC, Canada.


Jun JJ, Longtin A, Maler L (2010) Causal State Modeling on the EOD Pulse Rate of Weakly Electric Fish. 5th Intl. Workshop on Statistical Analysis of Neuronal Data, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA.


Jun JJ, Longtin A, Maler L (2010) Precision EOD Pulse Timing Detector for Freely Swimming Fish. Electrosensory Meeting, Mont St-Hilaire, QC, Canada.


Jun JJ, Longtin A, Maler L (2009) Navigation and spatial learning in Gymnotus Carapo - Novelty response as a probe of spatiotemporal memory. Electrosensory Meeting, Mont St-Hilaire, QC, Canada.

Jun JJ, Longtin A, Maler L (2008) Spatial memory experiment in Gymnotus Carapo. Electrosensory Meeting, Merrickville, ON, Canada.


Courses taken

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Neuroscience

        Graduate level: Computational Neuroscience, Systems Neuroscience, Cellular & Molecular Neuroscience

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Engineering

        Graduate level: Biomedical Instrumentation

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Physics

        Graduate level: Computational Physics (I/II), Nonlinear Dynamics, Statistical Mechanics

        Classical Mechanics (I/II), Modern physics (I/II), Quantum Mechanics(I/II), Optics,Electromagnetics (I/II/III), Thermodynamics, Statistical mechanics, Relativity

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mathematics

        Calculus (I/II/III/IV), Linear algebra (I/II/III), Discrete Mathematics, Statistics (I/II), Mathematical methods for Physics, Fourier Analysis

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Computer Science

        Computer architecture and low-level programming (I/II), Operating systems, Computability (I/II), Information Structures (I/II/III), Distributed processing, Computer Communications, Software engineering (I/II), Database(I/II), Digital circuit design, Advanced Programming Techniques, Quantum Computation

Technical Skills

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Computer skills


†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Electronics skills††††

        Microcontrollers: AVR, PSoC, TI MS430, Arduino

        PCB layout design and fabrication

        Analog circuit design and fabrication

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Language skills†††††††††††††††††

       Fluent in English and Korean

Professional Membership

        International Society for Neuroethology (since 2012)

        Canadian Association of Physicists (since 2007)

        The Association of Korean-Canadian Scientists and Engineers (since 2012)

Personal Activities

        Half Marathon (Calgary 2007, Ottawa 2008, 2009, 2012)

        Full Marathon (Ottawa 2011, 2013)

        Soldiers of Fitness (Ottawa 2013)

Volunteer Experiences

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Rollercoasterology at Calaway park††††††††††††††† 2007 Summer

        Department of Physics, University of Calgary†††

        Assisted Dr. Langill in helping highschool students with physics worksheets regarding amusement park rides

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Research Assistant††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2001 Summer

        The Health Science Centre, University of Calgary†††††††††

        Assisted Dr. Liu (Microbiology specialist) in bacterial genome mapping