About me

I am a Research Scientist at Meta.

I am a PhD at University of Washington, Seattle.

I worked on computational neuroscience under the supervision of Prof. Adrienne Fairhall.


  • PhD in physics, University of Washington, 2017-2022
  • BS in physics, University of Science and Technology of China, 2013-2017


  • Research Assistant, Computational Neuroscience Center, University of Washington, 2018-2022
    • Modeling Hydra behaviors from neuron to muscle to behaviors
    • Modeling Hydra neuronal network dynamics
    • Analyzing Hydra calcium imaging videos
  • Machine Learning Engineer Intern(PhD), Facebook, Jun 2021 – Sep 2021
    • End-to-end machine learning task for aggregated identity matching


  • Research: modeling, data analysis, video analytics, machine learning
  • Programming languages: Python, C/C++, Java, SQL, MATLAB, JavaScript, Bash
  • Technical tools: Pytorch, Tensorflow, Git, Hadoop, MapReduce, Spark, Docker


  • Hengji Wang et al. “Modeling the osmotically driven bursting dynamics of Hydra CB neurons.” in preparation
  • Hengji Wang et al. “From neuron to muscle to movement: a complete biomechanical model of Hydra contractile behaviors.” bioRxiv (2020).
  • Hengji Wang et al. “Reverse engineering neural control of movements in Hydra.” Cosyne (2020), poster presentation.