Laboratory of

Mind, Machine, and Mathematics


(The M3 LAB)



Jun Zhang, Ph.D.


Professor, Department of Psychology,

Professor, Department of Mathematics,

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor


(updated: 11/22/2017)





B.S. 1985, Fudan University, Shanghai, China. Theoretical Physics.

Ph.D. 1992, University of California, Berkeley, California. Neurobiology.




1992 now. Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor of Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

1999 Visiting Senior Lecturer, University of Melbourne, Australia

1999 Visiting Researcher, CRNS Marseille, France

1999 Visiting Associate Professor, University of Waterloo, Canada

2006 Visiting Research Scientist, RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Japan

2007 – 2011 Program Manager, Air Force Office for Scientific Research

2013 – Professor of Mathematics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

2014 Visiting Research Professor, Harvard University


Other Positions and Titles:


Fellow, Association for Psychological Science (APS) (2012- )

Fellow, Psychonomic Society (2016- )

Associate Editor, Journal of Mathematical Psychology by Elsevier (2010- )

Founding Co-Editor, Information Geometry by Springer (2018- )

Governing Board Member-at-Large, Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences (2016-18)

President, Society for Mathematical Psychology (2007-2008)



Contact Address:


530 Church Street

Department of Psychology

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1109

734-763-6161 (office)

734-763-7480 (fax)

junz `at





Listed in reverse chronological order


Research Interests

Topics with publications


Grant Support

Federally funded projects


Former Student Collaborators

Please send updates and keep me posted!




My Recorded Lectures on Information Geometry:


Video-Lectures at Emergent Trends in Visual Computing (ECVP08):


Institute of Mathematics and Applications (IMA) University of Minnesota:



My Recorded Lectures on Theory-of-Mind Research:


MIT Center for Brain, Mind, and Machines (CBMM):



The M3 Lab is recruiting motivated students and postdocs with strong mathematics backgrounds!


Please send email inquiry along with a copy of transcript.