Wei Ji grew up the Netherlands; the Dutch spelling of his name is Whee Ky Ma. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Groningen, but mostly supervised by Erik Verlinde, then at Utrecht University and Princeton University. He continued as a postdoc in computational neuroscience with Christof Koch at Caltech and then with Alex Pouget at the University of Rochester. He was Assistant Professor of Neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine from 2008 to 2013, with an affiliate appointment in Psychology at Rice University. Read his unofficial story here.
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