Ting Xu, PhD

Senior Research Scientist, Center for the Developing Brain

Child Mind Institute

Ting Xu, PhD

Ting Xu, PhD, is a senior research scientist in the Center for the Developing Brain at the Child Mind Institute. Her research focuses on investigating the brain connectome in human and non-human primates via various mathematical/statistical methods and applying them to investigate brain changes associated with normal brain development and those caused by disorders.

Dr. Xu was initially trained in mathematics and increased her focus on neuroscience and neuroimaging with a particular focus on the processing and handling of large-scale datasets, investigating the low-frequency oscillations in BOLD (blood oxygen level dependent) signals by using time-frequency analyses (e.g., wavelet), as well as on developing the computational platforms and statistical models for establishing reliability and reproducibility of the functional connectome. Recently, she has placed a growing emphasis on parcellation methodologies for characterizing cortical areal organization based upon functional MRI and understanding issues related to inter-individual variation and reliability in human and non-human primates (NHP). She has also participated in the organization, sharing and analysis of open large-scale neuroimaging datasets in human and NHP (i.e., Consortium for Reliability and Reproducibility [CoRR], and the non-human PRIMatE Data Exchange [PRIME-DE]).


  • Post-doctoral fellow, Center for Biomedical Imaging and Neuromodulation, Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research, Orangeburg, NY 10962
  • Post-doctoral fellow, Laboratory for Functional Connectome and Development, Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China


  • PhD, Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neuroscience, Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • BS, Mathematics, Renmin University of China