# Computational Neuroscience

## Awesome Computational Neuroscience ¶

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Computational neuroscience is a multidisciplinary science that joins biology/neuroscience, medicine, biophysics, psychology, computer science, mathematics, and statistics to study the nervous system using computational approaches.

This list of schools and researchers in computational neuroscience, theoretical neuroscience, (and systems neuroscience) aims to give a global perspective of researchers in the field, make it easier to apply to the listed institutions, and also provide a reasonable way to find an advisor.

In addition to names of PIs, excerpts of their academic biographies, and links to their publications, many of the researchers are qualified with a small scale "+/=/- computational." The metric is subjective to the editor of that material but it generally breaks down as: (+) refers to a researcher the university identifies as a computational neuroscientist, their bio consistently identifies a significant component of their research is in the field, and they have a significant body of work in the field. (=) refers to the fact that the university identifies them as practicing computational research and they have occasionally produced articles in the field. (-) means that the university identifies them as practicing computational neuroscience, their bio might also mention it, but articles could not be found that represent this material. As with ratings, this metric might change for a researcher over time as they publish more.

## Europe¶

### Germany¶

#### INI¶

| PI(Ph.D.s) | Research Areas | Research | +/=/- computational | | ---------- | ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | -------------------------------------------------------------------------- | ------------------- | | Cheng, Sen | Our first approach is modeling, including mathematic models as well as computer simulation of complex networks. While all models are simplified, we aim to build biologically realistic models that capture the essence of the neural circuit mechanism underlying learning and memory. Our second approach is data-mining. We develop methods for model-based data analysis and apply such methods to experimental data. These data include electrophysiological and EEG recordings as well as behavioral data. We collaborate closely with neuroscientists on the RUB campus and at other universities in Germany and abroad. | [Lab](https://www.ini.rub.de/the_institute/people/sen-cheng/#publications) | + |

### Italy¶

#### SISSA¶

| PI(Ph.D.s) | Research Areas | Research | +/=/- computational | | ------------------ | ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ | -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | ------------------- | | Treves, Alessandro | [Hippocampal Processing: The aim is to understand how the hippocampus contributes to memory, focusing on modelling coding strategies within each structure of the hippocampal formation (e.g. self-organization of grid representations), as well as interactions between different structures. Neural Basis of Language: The aim is to describe network behaviour that could subserve Language production. A class of reduced Potts models of large semantic associative networks, endowed with adaptation, naturally displays Latching dynamics, i.e. hopping from one attractor to the next. Such dynamics may be associated with a network capacity for infinite recursion, which is considered as the core of several higher cognitive functions.](https://people.sissa.it/~ale/limbo.html) | [Google](https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=I2Y8X5AAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate) | + |

### Norway¶

#### NTNU¶

| PI(Ph.D.s) | Department | Research Areas | Research | +/=/- computational | | ------------------------------ | ---------------------------------------- | ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ | -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | ------------------- | | Moser, Edvard Ingjald | Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience | [The Moser group implements and develops tools for large-scale brain recordings using standard tetrode recording as well as recently introduced high-site-count silicon probes (meaning they can sample from a particular brain area with high-resolution). In addition, they use portable two-photon microscopes for high-resolution optical imaging of neuronal activity. This means they can record the brain signal of many neurons, while the mice are allowed to freely move through the environment.](https://www.ntnu.edu/kavli/moser-group#/view/about) | [Lab](https://www.ntnu.edu/kavli/moser-group#/view/publications) | +? | | Moser, May-Britt | Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience | [The Moser group implements and develops tools for large-scale brain recordings using standard tetrode recording as well as recently introduced high-site-count silicon probes (meaning they can sample from a particular brain area with high-resolution). In addition, they use portable two-photon microscopes for high-resolution optical imaging of neuronal activity. This means they can record the brain signal of many neurons, while the mice are allowed to freely move through the environment.](https://www.ntnu.edu/kavli/moser-group#/view/about) | [Lab](https://www.ntnu.edu/kavli/moser-group#/view/publications) | +? | | Witter, Menno P. | Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience | [Witter’s team uses genetically engineered animals and non-infectious viral tracers to fluorescently visualize specific cell types and connections within the entorhinal cortex. After identifying cell types and connections, the team can turn specific cells on and off with laser beams (a technique known as optogenetics) and then study the effect of this manipulation on the rest of the circuit.](https://www.ntnu.edu/kavli/witter-group#/view/about) | [Lab](https://www.ntnu.edu/kavli/witter-group#/view/publications) | + | | Kentros, Clifford | Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience | [The Kentros laboratory uses mouse molecular genetic techniques to address the neural circuitry underlying learning and memory. Combining the anatomical specificity of mouse molecular genetics with in vivo recordings from awake, behaving animals gives an edge to analyzing the functional circuitry of memory.](https://www.kentroslab.com/research) | [Google](https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=YtdZeFgAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate) | + | | Roudi, Yasser | Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience | [Roudi’s team uses mathematical tools from the field of theoretical physics to analyse big datasets, to develop models that draw out neural mechanisms in big datasets, and to identify and describe universal principles in biological systems.](https://www.ntnu.edu/kavli/roudi-group#/view/about) | [Lab](https://www.spinorkavli.org/) | + | | Whitlock, Jonathan | Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience | [The Whitlock group uses several tools to tackle their research questions: (1) a tracking and visualization software (developed in-house), which follows and records a rat’s movement through three-dimensional space and (2) electrophysiological recordings of the rat’s brain while it moves through that three-dimensional space. These two pieces of information (behavior and neural activity) are then analyzed using statistical methods. The parallel anatomical work in mice used tracers and markers to map out the circuits of the PPC.](https://www.whitlocklab.org/) | [Google](https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=OFVqZ6IAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate) | + | | Yakse, Emre | Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience | [The Yaksi group uses two-photon microscopy, electrophysiology, genetic and applied mathematical tools to measure and analyze neural activity across the whole brain of awake, behaving juvenile zebrafish in naturalistic and virtual reality environments.](https://yaksilab.com) | [Lab](https://yaksilab.com/publications/) | + | | Doeller, Christian | Medicine and Neuroscience | [The Doeller and Kaplan group uses neuroimaging techniques such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and magnetoencephalography (MEG) to investigate brain systems that support learning, memory, and decision making. The former technique boasts relatively good “spatial resolution” (the ability to detect where a signal is coming from) while the latter boasts good “temporal resolution” (the ability to detect when a signal occurs). By combining this data with electrophysiological recordings from rodents, the team is able to paint a more comprehensive picture of the link between entorhinal brain signals and general cognition. ... Our framework is concerned with the key idea that this navigation system in the brain—potentially as a result of evolution—provides a fundamental neural metric for human cognition.](https://doellerlab.com/research/) | [Lab](https://doellerlab.com/publications/) | +? | | Kaplan, Raphael Samuel Matthew | Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience | [See Doeller lab](https://doellerlab.com/research/) | [Google](https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=NHhnjsIAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate) | +? |

## North America¶

#### Ontario¶

##### University of Waterloo¶
| PI(Ph.D.s) | Research Areas | Research | +/=/- computational | | ------------------------------------------------------------- | ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | ------------------- | | Anderson, Britt | [Dr. Anderson combines computational and empirical approaches in the study of spatial attention and general cognitive ability.](https://uwaterloo.ca/centre-for-theoretical-neuroscience/people-profiles/britt-anderson) | [Lab](https://brittlab.uwaterloo.ca/publications/) | + | | Campbell, Sue Ann | [Her main research interest is in the mathematical modelling of neural systems at the single cell and small network level.](https://uwaterloo.ca/centre-for-theoretical-neuroscience/people-profiles/sue-ann-campbell) | [Google](https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=KgioDk8AAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate) | + | | Danckert, James | [Dr. Danckert’s research explores the role of parietal cortex in the control of visually guided actions and examines the consequences of injury to this part of the brain.](https://uwaterloo.ca/danckert-attention-group/) | [Google](https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=Bb2jD2QAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate) | = | | Eliasmith, Chris | [With Charles Anderson, I have developed a general method for building large-scale, biologically detailed models of neural systems. I have applied this method in a variety of contexts, including rat navigation, working memory, lamprey swimming, hemineglect, and language-based reasoning.](https://uwaterloo.ca/centre-for-theoretical-neuroscience/people-profiles/chris-eliasmith) | [Google](https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=KOBO-6QAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate) | + | | Fugelsang, Jonathan | [To understand the mechanisms underlying these processes, I use both behavioural and functional brain imaging (e.g., ERP, Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging $fMRI$) methodologies.](https://uwaterloo.ca/psychology/people-profiles/jonathan-fugelsang) | [Google](https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=FD3P_78AAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate) | - | | Ingalls, Brian (More computational biology than neuroscience) | [We use mathematical models and experimental methods to investigate the behaviour of intracellular molecular networks and cell-to-cell interactions. This work ranges from fundamental studies of biology to applications in biotechnology and health](https://uwaterloo.ca/scholar/bingalls/) | [Google](https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=Td4gEp0AAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate) | + | | Kapre, Nachiket (CS only, unrelated) | [Digital systems, Embedded computing systems, Reconfigurable computing, FPGA Architecture, Applications, Compilers](https://uwaterloo.ca/electrical-computer-engineering/profile/nachiket) | [Google](https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=JxwwXHMAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate) | + | | Marriott, Paul (Applied math, some NS) | [His interests focus on using geometric ideas, for example differential or convex geometry in statistics. He has recently been working on geometric methods to understand mixture models.](https://uwaterloo.ca/centre-for-theoretical-neuroscience/people-profiles/paul-marriott) | [Google](https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=hX40SzUAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate) | + | | Orchard, Jeff | [My research aim is to uncover mechanisms that underlie the computational and organizational aspects of the brain. For example, what function does feedback play in our brains, and how do our expectations influence our perceptions? I study these questions by modelling neural networks.](https://cs.uwaterloo.ca/~jorchard/UWaterloo/Home.html) | [Google](https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=cAfBytAAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate) | + | | Spafford, J. David | [Major projects in Dr. Spafford's lab focus on the: a) cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying calcium channel expression and localization in developing synapses; b) modulation of calcium channel function by G proteins, phosphorylation and synaptic proteins; c) isolation and characterization of anti-calcium channel toxins for caveolin 1 (Cav1), Cav2 and Cav3 calcium channels.](https://uwaterloo.ca/centre-for-theoretical-neuroscience/people-profiles/j-david-spafford) | | - | | Tripp, Bryan | [The central goal of the lab is to develop increasingly realistic computer/robotic models of the dorsal visual pathways and the networks that control eye and limb motion.](https://uwaterloo.ca/centre-for-theoretical-neuroscience/people-profiles/bryan-tripp) | [Google](https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=OUMJw3oAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate) | + |

### United States¶

#### U.S. West¶

##### Stanford University¶
| PI(Ph.D.s) | Research Areas | Research | +/=/- computational | | ------------------------ | --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | ------------------- | | Airan, Raag | [precisely deliver drugs to the brain, to mediate more precise control of neural activity, in addition to other therapeutic effects](http://airan-lab.stanford.edu/) | [Lab](http://airan-lab.stanford.edu/publications/) | = | | Baccus, Stephen A. | [(Brain-Machine Interfaces,Neuro-circuit interventional research consortium for understanding the brain and improving treatment) We study how the circuitry of the retina translates the visual scene into electrical impulses in the optic nerve...experimental data is used to create mathematical models to predict and explain the output of the retinal circuit.](https://baccuslab.sites.stanford.edu/) | [Google](https://scholar.google.com/scholar?as_ylo=2017&q=baccus+stephen+a&hl=en&as_sdt=0,5) | + | | Chichilnisky, E.J. | [The goal of our research is to understand how the neural circuitry of the retina encodes visual information, and to use this knowledge in the development of artificial retinas for treating incurable blindness](http://med.stanford.edu/neurosurgery/research/chichilnisky.html) | [Lab](http://med.stanford.edu/neurosurgery/research/chichilnisky/publications.html) | + | | Clandinin, Thomas | [My lab seeks to understand how the brain computes at the cellular and molecular level](https://flyvisionlab.weebly.com/) | [Lab](https://flyvisionlab.weebly.com/publications.html) | + | | Druckmann, Shaul | [We seek to relate circuit dynamics to computation by understanding the unique computational style used by the brain](https://www.druckmannlab.com/) | [Lab](https://www.druckmannlab.com/publications.html) | + | | Etkin, Amit | [we collaborate with neuroscientists, engineers, psychologists, physicians and others to establish a new intellectual, scientific and clinical paradigm for understanding and manipulating human brain circuits in healthy individuals and for treating psychiatric disease](http://www.etkinlab.stanford.edu/research-1) | [Lab](http://www.etkinlab.stanford.edu/publications) | + | | Ganguli, Surya | [we exploit and extend tools and ideas from a diverse array of disciplines, including statistical mechanics, dynamical systems theory, machine learning, information theory, control theory, and high-dimensional statistics, as well as collaborate with experimental neuroscience laboratories collecting physiological data from a range of model organisms, from flies to humans](http://ganguli-gang.stanford.edu/index.html) | [Lab](http://ganguli-gang.stanford.edu/pubs.html) | + | | Gardner, Justin | [Using knowledge of the visual system and decision theoretical models of how behavior is linked to cortical activity, we seek to understand the cortical computations that construct human vision](http://gru.stanford.edu/doku.php/shared/research) | [Lab](http://gru.stanford.edu/doku.php/shared/publications) | + | | Ghajar, Jashmid MD, FACS | [improve the diagnosis and treatment of TBI. To do this, we lead the way in cutting-edge clinical research spanning the spectrum from concussion to coma](https://www.braintrauma.org/research) | [Lab](https://www.braintrauma.org/pages/publications) | = | | Giocomo, Lisa | [Giocomo Lab integrates electrophysiology, behavior, imaging, gene manipulations, optogenetics and computational modeling to study how single-cell biophysics and network dynamics interact to mediate spatial memory and navigation](https://giocomolab.weebly.com/) | [Lab](https://giocomolab.weebly.com/publications.html) | + | | Grill-Spector, Kalanit | [Our research utilizes functional imaging (fMRI), computational techniques, and behavioral methods to investigate visual recognition and other high-level visual processes](http://vpnl.stanford.edu/) | [Lab](http://vpnl.stanford.edu/publications.htm) | + | | Gross, James | [(Psychology) The goal of this project is to create a computational model that will help us understand the unfolding of emotions at the group level (collective emotion) and to correlate this model with real life events](https://spl.stanford.edu/projects-0) | [Lab](https://spl.stanford.edu/selected-publications) | + | | Holmes, Susan | [We use computational statistics, multitable and nonparametric methods such as the bootstrap and MCMC computation of complex posterior distributions to draw inferences about complex biological phenomena](http://statweb.stanford.edu/~susan/LabIndex.html) | [Lab](http://statweb.stanford.edu/~susan/papers.html) | + | | Huguenard, John | [Our approach is an analysis of the discrete components that make up thalamic and cortical circuits, and reconstitution of components into both in vitro biological and in silico computational networks](https://huguenard-lab.stanford.edu/wp1/) | [Lab](https://huguenard-lab.stanford.edu/wp1/publications/) | + | | Knutson, Brian | [(NeuroChoice), Neural circuit dynamics of drug action](http://stanford.edu/group/spanlab/Projects/projects.html) | [Lab](http://stanford.edu/group/spanlab/Publications/publications.html) | + | | Lee, Jin Hyung | [The Lee Lab uses interdisciplinary approaches from biology and engineering to analyze, debug, and manipulate systems-level brain circuits](https://neuroscience.stanford.edu/people/jin-hyung-lee) | [Lab](https://profiles.stanford.edu/jin-hyung-lee?tab=publications) | + | | Luo, Liqun | [Organization and function of neural circuits in the mouse and Developing genetic tools to probe neural circuit assembly and organization](http://web.stanford.edu/group/luolab/Research.shtml) | [Lab](http://web.stanford.edu/group/luolab/Publications.shtml) | + | | McClelland, Jay | [...the primary current focus is on mathematical cognition from Parallel and Distributed Processing site](https://stanford.edu/~jlmcc/) | [Lab](https://stanford.edu/~jlmcc/papers/) | + | | Newsome, William | [Computer modelling techniques are then used to develop more refined hypotheses concerning the relationship of brain to behavior that are both rigorous and testable. This combination of behavioral, electrophysiological and computational techniques provides a realistic basis for neurophysiological investigation of cognitive functions such as perception, memory and motor planning](http://monkeybiz.stanford.edu/index.html) | [Lab](http://monkeybiz.stanford.edu/pubs.html) | + | | Norcia, Anthony | [Brain mechanisms underlying face and text processing...methods for exploiting the temporal resolution of the EEG to study the dynamics of brain processing...](https://svndl.stanford.edu/research) | [Lab](https://svndl.stanford.edu/research/publications) | = | | Poldrack, Russell | [Our lab uses the tools of cognitive neuroscience to understand how decision making, executive control, and learning and memory are implemented in the human brain. We also develop neuroinformatics tools and resources to help researchers make better sense of data.](https://poldracklab.stanford.edu/) | [Google](https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=RbmLvDIAAAAJ&hl=en) | + | | Raymond, Jennifer L. | [The goal of our research is to understand the algorithms the brain uses to learn](http://raymondlab.weebly.com/) | [Lab](http://raymondlab.weebly.com/publications.html) | + | | Schnitzer, Mark J. | [Development of high-throughput, massively parallel imaging techniques for studying brain function in large numbers of Drosophila concurrently](http://pyramidal.stanford.edu/) | [Lab](http://pyramidal.stanford.edu/publications.html) | + | | Shenoy, Krishna | [(BMIs), conducts neuroscience, neuroengineering and translational research to better understand how the brain controls movement, and to design medical systems to assist people with paralysis](https://shenoy.people.stanford.edu/overview) | [Lab](https://shenoy.people.stanford.edu/journal-papers) | + | | Soltesz, Ivan | [We are interested in how brain cells communicate with each other in the normal brain, and how the communication changes in epilepsy ... highly realistic large-scale supercomputational modeling approaches](http://med.stanford.edu/ivansolteszlab/front-page.html) | [Lab](http://med.stanford.edu/ivansolteszlab/front-page.html#publications) | + | | Wagner, Anthony D | [Current research directions – which combine behavior, brain imaging, virtual reality, and computational approaches](https://memorylab.stanford.edu/) | [Lab](https://memorylab.stanford.edu/publications/2010-current) | + | | Williams, Leanne | [...Biomedical data sciences and informatics are also essential, not only because of the amount of data we generate, but also because we rely on increasingly sophisticated computational models to understand such complex phenomena as the brain and depression](http://williamspanlab.com/) | [Lab](http://williamspanlab.com/publications) | + | | Yamins, Daniel | [Our research lies at intersection of neuroscience, artificial intelligence, psychology and large-scale data analysis. We seek to "reverse engineer" the algorithms of the brain, both to learn about how our minds work and to build more effective artificial intelligence systems](http://neuroailab.stanford.edu/) | [Lab](http://neuroailab.stanford.edu/publications.html) | + |
##### University of California, Berkeley¶
| PI(Ph.D.s) | Research Areas | Research | +/=/- computational | | -------------------- | --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | ------------------- | | Banks, Martin | [Visual space perception and sensory combination](http://bankslab.berkeley.edu/) | [Lab](http://bankslab.berkeley.edu/publications/index.html) | + | | Bouchard, Kristofer | [How distributed neural circuits give rise to coordinated behaviors and perception](https://redwood.berkeley.edu/people/kristofer-bouchard/) | [Google](https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=mDvGOLkAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate) | + | | Carmena, Jose | [Neural basis of motor skill learning. Application to neural prostheses and development of neural dust technology](https://neuroscience.berkeley.edu/faculty/) | [Google](https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=qyF6UhQAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao) | | | Collins, Anne | [Computational modeling of human learning, decision-making, and executive functions.... Computational modeling lets us precisely and quantitatively define theories, make explicit predictions, and investigate how well different information representations work in different environments. Computational modeling may also provide a link to the mechanistic implementation of processes.](https://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~acollins/) | [Lab](https://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~acollins/pages/publications.html) | + | | Cooper, Emily | [Computational modeling of visual perception...We study the statistics of natural images and examine their relevance for visual coding and perception](http://www.emilyacooper.org/research.html) | [Lab](http://www.emilyacooper.org/publications.html) | + | | Dan, Yang | [Neural circuits controlling sleep; mechanisms of executive control...](http://mcb.berkeley.edu/faculty/NEU/dany) | [Google](https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=8dea7mQAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate) | + | | DeWeese, Mike | [experimental and theoretical neuroscience](https://redwood.berkeley.edu/people/mike-deweese/) | [Google](https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=DZ9-LmkAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate) | + | | Feinberg, David | MRI technology development, mapping columnar and visual circuitry, modeling neurovascular coupling. | | + | | Gallant, Jack | [Identifying cortical maps to discover how the brain represents information about the world and its own mental states... To address this problem, our laboratory makes heavy use of an inductive scientific approach called system identification. System identification is a systematic approach for discovering the computational principles of an unknown system such as the brain.](http://gallantlab.org/) | [Google](https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=nSZG-vcAAAAJ&hl=en) | + | | Li, Lexin | [Neuroimaging data analysis: brain connectivity and network analysis, imaging causal inference, imaging genetics, longitudinal imaging analysis, multi-modality analysis, tensor analysis; Statistical genetics, computational biology; Dimension reduction, variable selection, high dimensional regressions; Statistical machine learning, data mining, computational statistics](http://lexinli.biostat.berkeley.edu/) | [Google](https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=JTwOVhEAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate) | + | | Maharbiz, Michel | [Building micro- and nano- scale machine interfaces to cells and organisms, including development of neural dust technology.](https://github.com/eselkin/awesome-computational-neuroscience/blob/master/maharbizgroup.wordpress.com) | [Lab](https://https://github.com/eselkin/awesome-computational-neuroscience/blob/master/maharbizgroup.wordpress.com/publications/) | + | | Olshausen, Bruno | [Developing new theoretical frameworks and models of vision](https://redwood.berkeley.edu/people/bruno-olshausen/) | [Lab](http://www.rctn.org/bruno/papers/) | + | | Sommer, Friedrich | [Theoretical principles of learning and perception.My lab investigates the theoretical principles of learning and perception and their biological bases in the circuit dynamics of the brain. To study these issues we develop computational models of the brain, as well as advanced techniques of data analysis](http://www.rctn.org/wiki/Fritz_Sommer#Research_Interests) | [Google](https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=lA-oLkgAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate) | + | | Theunissen, Frédéric | [The overarching goal of our laboratory is to understand how complex natural sounds such as human speech, music and animal vocalizations are detected and recognized by the brain...We use computational methods in neuroscience to generate theories of audition, to study sounds and to analyze our neural data](http://theunissen.berkeley.edu/) | [Lab](http://theunissen.berkeley.edu/publications.html) | + |
##### University of California, Davis¶
| PI(Ph.D.s) | Research Areas | Research | +/=/- computational | | ------------------------ | ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | ------------------- | | Antzoulatos, Evangelos | [large-scale neural networks that implement cognitive functions](https://neuroscience.sf.ucdavis.edu/people/evangelos-antzoulatos) | [Google](https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=cMIRlNwAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate) | + | | DeBello, William | [complete wiring diagram of local circuits in the barn owl auditory localization pathway](https://neuroscience.ucdavis.edu/people/william-debello) | | + | | Ditterich, Jochen | [bridging this gap by utilizing both behavioral and neurophysiological methods and by using mathematical models for exploring potential neural mechanisms](https://neuroscience.ucdavis.edu/people/jochen-ditterich) | [Google](https://scholar.google.com/scholar?as_ylo=2018&q=Ditterich,+Jochen&hl=en&as_sdt=0,5) | + | | Goldman, Mark | [wide variety of systems and seek to address questions ranging from cellular and network dynamics to sensory coding to memory and plasticity](https://neuroscience.ucdavis.edu/people/mark-goldman) | [Google](https://scholar.google.com/scholar?as_ylo=2018&q=Goldman,+Mark+uc+davis&hl=en&as_sdt=0,5) | + | | Hanks, Tim | [We use the knowledge gained from these experiments to develop and constrain circuit-level descriptions of the computations that underlie decision making.](https://neuroscience.ucdavis.edu/people/tim-hanks) | [Google](https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=a2nnsrAAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate) | + | | Nord, Alex | [(Brain Disease, Disorders), To that end, I perform both experimental work and computational analysis to reveal function of primary DNA sequence, epigenomic modifications, and chromatin structure](https://neuroscience.ucdavis.edu/people/alex-nord) | [Google](https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=_FbUThYAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate) | + | | Usrey, W. Martin (Chair) | [Structure, Function and Development of Neural Circuits for Vision](https://neuroscience.ucdavis.edu/people/w-martin-usrey) | [Google](https://scholar.google.com/scholar?as_ylo=2018&q=Usrey+uc+davis&hl=en&as_sdt=0,5) | + |
##### University of California, Los Angeles¶
| PI(Ph.D.s) | Department | Research Areas | Research | +/=/- computational | | ------------------------ | -------------------------------------------------------- | ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ | -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | ------------------- | | Adhikari, Avishek | Psychology, Brain Reasearch Institute | [We have discovered neural circuits in mice that control specific symptoms of high anxiety states, such as avoidance of risk and increases in heart rate. We also showed how the flow of neural activity in brain circuits control anxiety.](https://adhikarilab.psych.ucla.edu/) | [PubMed](https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=avishek+adhikari) | + | | Basso, Michele A. | Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, BRI | [Dr. Basso's work is aimed at understanding how the brain combines memory and sensory information to guide decisions and how these processes are impaired in diseases.](http://neuroscience.ucla.edu/profile/basso-michele) | [Google](https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=YmmvnoYAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate) | + | | Bisley, James | Neurobiology, BRI | [Dr. Bisley’s research interests revolve around the cognitive processing of visual information, with particular foci on understanding the neural mechanisms underlying the guidance of visual attention, the guidance of eye movements and spatial stability. His lab has also studied visual working memory and he has been involved in implementing haptic feedback for surgical robotics.](http://neuroscience.ucla.edu/profile/bisley-james) | [Google](https://scholar.google.com/scholar?as_ylo=2018&q=james+bisley&hl=en&as_sdt=0,5) | + | | Buonomano, Dean | Behavioral Neuroscience, Neurobiology, BRI | [Our research focuses on how neural circuits learn and perform complex computations--such as telling time and temporal processing. Towards this goal our lab uses electrophysiological, optogenetic, computational, and psychophysical techniques.](http://www.buonomanolab.com) | [Lab](http://www.buonomanolab.com/publications) | + | | Golshani, Peyman | Neurology, BRI | [The mission of our laboratory is to discover how changes in the excitability and connectivity of neuronal ensembles results in autism and developmental epilepsies.](https://golshanilab.neurology.ucla.edu/) | [Google](https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=H-e-YNUAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate) | + | | Hong, Weizhe | Biological Chemistry, Neurobiology | [We aim to understand how social behavior is regulated at the molecular and circuit level and how social behavior and social experience lead to molecular and circuit level changes in the brain](http://www.hong-lab.com/) | [Lab](http://www.hong-lab.com/publications.html) | + | | Kao, Jonathan | Electrical Engineering, BRI | [Our research group studies questions at the intersection of neuroscience and computation. In particular, we develop and apply statistical signal processing and machine learning techniques to elucidate how populations of neurons carry out computations in the brain. Further, we also develop experimental and algorithmic techniques for neural engineering applications, including brain-machine interfaces.](https://seas.ucla.edu/~kao/) | [Lab](https://seas.ucla.edu/~kao/pubs.html) | + | | Masmanidis, Sotiris | Neurobiology, BRI | [Key questions: What are the dynamics of neural microcircuits during reward-conditioned behavior? What role does the activity of specific microcircuits play in reward-conditioned behavior? How is neural activity and information processing disrupted in models of brain disorders?](https://masmanidislab.neurobio.ucla.edu/) | [Lab](https://masmanidislab.neurobio.ucla.edu/publications.html) | + | | Mehta, Mayank | Physics and Astronomy, Neurology,Neurobiology, BRI | [Key techniques: Develop hardware to measure and manipulate neural activity and behavior; Measure the activity of ensembles of well isolated neurons from many hippocampal and neocortical areas simultaneously during learning and during sleep; Develop data analysis tools to decipher the patterns of neural activity and field potentials, and their relationship to behavior; Develop biophysical theories of synapses, neurons and neuronal networks that can explain these experimental findings, relate them to the underlying cellular mechanisms, and make experimentally testable predictions.](http://www.physics.ucla.edu/~mayank/) | [Lab](http://www.physics.ucla.edu/~mayank/publications.html) | + | | Portera-Cailliau, Carlos | Neurology, Neurobiology, BRI | [Autism; How are cortical circuits assembled during typical brain development? What are the underlying circuit defects in autism and intellectual disability? What are the best ways to model neuropsychiatric symptoms?](https://porteralab.dgsom.ucla.edu/pages/) | [Lab](https://porteralab.dgsom.ucla.edu/pages/publications) | + | | Ringach, Dario | Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience, Neurobiology, BRI | [Our research focuses on visual perception and neurophysiology. In particular, we are interested in cortical dynamics, circuitry, function, and mathematical modeling of the visual system. The main methods in the laboratory include multi-electrode recordings from single neurons, as well as intrisic and voltage senstive dye imaging of visual cortex.](http://neuroscience.ucla.edu/profile/ringach-dario) | [Google](https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=V6xKYw4AAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate) | + | | Sharpe, Melissa J. | Psychology | [The lab has a particular interest in how this model building goes awry in schizophrenia. People with schizophrenia are known to exhibit failures in associative learning, characteristically learning to associate events that are not really related or may be irrelevant. This is thought to contribute to the positive symptoms of the disorder, such as hallucinations and delusions, as patients attempt to cognitively rationalize their aberrant learning experience. As a lab, we want to uncover how dysfunction in particular neural circuits contribute to these associative learning deficits, which ultimately lead to positive symptoms of the disorder. The hope is that this work will provide the impetus to develop novel therapeutic compounds targeting these neural circuits to improve quality of life in patients.](https://sharpelab.psych.ucla.edu/) | [Lab](https://sharpelab.psych.ucla.edu/publications/) | + | | Suthana, Nanthia | Neurosurgery | [We focus on development of invasive and non-invasive methodologies to restore cognitive functions such as learning, memory and spatial navigation. This research program utilizes methods of deep brain stimulation combined with intracranial recordings of single-unit and local field potentials to characterize and develop neuromodulatory methods of memory restoration in individuals with debilitating memory impairments.](http://mentalhealth.ucla.edu/lonn/) | [Lab](http://lonn.semel.ucla.edu/?page_id=53) | =? | | Trachtenberg, Joshua | Neurobiology, BRI | [But how do novel sensory experiences embed themselves in the fabric of the brain to form memories? This question drives the research in my laboratory, which examines the cellular and synaptic mechanisms of experience-dependent plasticity in the neocortex](https://www.neurobio.ucla.edu/people/joshua-trachtenberg-phd) | [Google](https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=7KQc7SMAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate) | =? | | Wikenheiser, Andrew | Psychology | [Our lab studies how neural representations support behaviors like decision making. We approach this question by recording the electrical activity of neurons as rats perform behavioral tasks. Electrophysiological techniques are augmented with optogenetics and computational analyses.](https://wikenheiserlab.psych.ucla.edu/) | [Google](https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=W1fYwRMAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate) | + |
##### University of California San Diego¶
Sejnowski, Terrence
| [(One of the founders of Deep Learning)... To uncover linking principles from brain to behavior using computational models...New techniques have been developed for modeling cell signaling using Monte Carlo methods (MCell)...new methods for analyzing sources for electrical and magnetic signals... from functional brain imaging by blind separation using independent components analysis (ICA)](https://medschool.ucsd.edu/education/neurograd/faculty/Pages/terrence-sejnowski.aspx) | [Lab](http://papers.cnl.salk.edu/index.php?SearchText=Type=Article) | + | | Serences, John | [To investigate the influence of behavioral goals and previous experiences on perception and cognition, we employ a combination of psychophysics, computational modeling, and neuroimaging techniques](https://medschool.ucsd.edu/education/neurograd/faculty/Pages/john-serences.aspx) | [Google](https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=mSaemJkAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate) | + | | Sharpee, Tatyana | [Our approaches are often derived from methods in statistical physics, mathematics, and information theory](https://medschool.ucsd.edu/education/neurograd/faculty/Pages/tatyana-sharpee.aspx) | [Lab](http://papers.cnl-t.salk.edu/index.php?SearchText=Type=Article) | + | | Silva, Gabriel | [(Ophthlmology) In particular, we are interested in the mechanisms that underlie signal and information propagation in biological cellular neural networks, and the computational potential of such networks in the brain](http://www.silva.ucsd.edu/) | [Lab](http://www.silva.ucsd.edu/publications) | + | | Stevens, Charles F. | [mechanisms responsible for synaptic transmission](https://medschool.ucsd.edu/education/neurograd/faculty/Pages/charles-stevens.aspx) | [Google](https://scholar.google.com/scholar?as_ylo=2017&q=Charles+stevens+salk&hl=en&as_sdt=0,5) | + | | Störmer, Viola | [...Cognitive and neural mechanisms of human perception, selective attention, and multisensory processing...to understand the computations and processes involved to process these diverse inputs, it is important to consider the full breadth of incoming information](https://medschool.ucsd.edu/education/neurograd/faculty/Pages/viola-stormer.aspx) | [Lab](http://stoermerlab.ucsd.edu/publications) | + | | Voytek, Bradley | [focused on combining large scale data-mining and machine-learning techniques with hypothesis-driven experimental research to understand the relationships between the human frontal lobes, cognition, and disease](https://medschool.ucsd.edu/education/neurograd/faculty/Pages/bradley-voytek.aspx) | [Lab](https://voyteklab.com/publications/) | + | | Yeo, Gene | [leader in developing the molecular and cellular resources and robust technologies required for truly large-scale studies of hundreds of RNA binding proteins and their RNA targets](https://medschool.ucsd.edu/education/neurograd/faculty/Pages/gene-yeo.aspx) | [Lab](http://yeolab.github.io/papers/) | + | | Yu, Angela J. | [Computational modeling and psychophysics of attention, learning, and decision-making](https://medschool.ucsd.edu/education/neurograd/faculty/Pages/angela-yu.aspx) | [Lab](http://www.cogsci.ucsd.edu/~ajyu/) | + |
##### University of Oregon¶
| PI(Ph.D.s) | Research Areas | Research | +/=/- computational | | ------------------ | ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | ------------------- | | Ahmadian, Yashar | [(Theoretical Neuroscience)...understanding how large networks of neurons...process sensory inputs and give rise to higher-level cognitive functions through their collective dynamics on multiple time scales](http://ion.uoregon.edu/content/yashar-ahmadian) | [Google](https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=ZDaThWgAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate) | + | | Doe, Chris | [Assembly and function of neural circuits driving larval locomotion in Drosophila... interested in (1) temporal identity programs used to generate an ordered series of neural progeny from a single progenitor, (2) how spatial patterning and temporal identity are integrated to generate heritable neuronal identity, (3) how neuronal progenitors change competence to respond to intrinsic and extrinsic cues over time, and (4) the developmental mechanisms driving neural circuit assembly, with a focus on larval locomotor circuits and adult central complex circuits.](http://ion.uoregon.edu/content/chris-doe-0) | [Lab](http://www.doelab.org/recent-pubs.html) | + | | Huxtable, Adrianne | [neural control of breathing (the central brainstem and spinal cord networks), with a specific focus on how inflammation ... undermines breathing](http://ion.uoregon.edu/content/adrianne-huxtable) | [Lab](https://huxtable.uoregon.edu/publications/) | = | | Lockery, Shawn | [nervous system controls behavior by analyzing the neural networks for decision making, focusing on spatial exploration behaviors, and food choice involving trade-offs that mimic human economic decisions](http://ion.uoregon.edu/content/shawn-lockery) | [Google](https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=x4paaz0AAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate) | + | | Mazzucato, Luca | [Computational models of cortical network function.](https://www.mazzulab.com) | [Lab](https://www.mazzulab.com/publications.html) | + | | Miller, Adam C. | [Neural circuit wiring, synapse formation, and electrical synaptogenesis in zebrafish](http://ion.uoregon.edu/content/adam-miller) | [Lab](http://millerlab.brainbuild.org/publications) | + | | Niell, Cris | [Function and development of neural circuits for visual processing](http://ion.uoregon.edu/content/cris-niell) | | + | | Smear, Matt | [will pursue general principles of how neural circuits generate behavior](http://ion.uoregon.edu/content/matt-smear) | [Google](https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=nU455D0AAAAJ&hl=en) | + | | Swann, Nicki | [Studies the motor system in healthy people as well as patients with movement disorders (e.g. Parkinsons), using a combination of invasive and non-invasive electrophysiology.](http://ion.uoregon.edu/content/nicki-swann) | [Lab](https://swannlab.uoregon.edu/publications/) | + | | Sylwestrak, Emily | [understand how heterogeneous, molecularly-defined neuronal populations work together to drive behavior](http://ion.uoregon.edu/content/emily-sylwestrak) | [Lab](https://www.sylwestraklab.com/papers) | = | | Washbourne, Philip | [Molecular mechanisms of synapse formation](http://ion.uoregon.edu/content/philip-washbourne) | [Lab](https://blogs.uoregon.edu/washbournelab/publications/) | = | | Wehr, Michael | [How local circuits in the auditory cortex encode and transform sensory information](http://ion.uoregon.edu/content/michael-wehr) | [Lab](http://uoneuro.uoregon.edu/wehr/publications.html) | + |
##### University of Texas, Austin¶
| PI(Ph.D.s) | Research Areas | Research | +/=/- computational | | --------------------- | ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | ------------------- | | Goris, Robbe | [He uses behavioral experiments, computational theory, and monkey electrophysiology to study representation and computation in the primate visual system](http://ctcn.utexas.edu/member/robbe-goris/) | [Lab](http://ctcn.utexas.edu/publications/) | + | | Fiete, Ila | [uses computational and theoretical approaches to understand the nature of distributed coding, error correction, and dynamical mechanisms that underlie representation and computation in the brain](http://ctcn.utexas.edu/member/ila-fiete/) | [Lab](http://clm.utexas.edu/fietelab/publications.html) | + | | Geisler, Bill | [research combines behavioral studies, neurophysiological studies, studies of natural stimuli, and mathematical analysis](http://ctcn.utexas.edu/member/bill-geisler/) | [Lab](https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/cps/faculty/wsg8#publications) | + | | Huth, Alex | [Our lab uses quantitative, computational methods to try to understand how the human brain processes the natural world. In particular, we are focused on understanding how the meaning of language is represented in the brain](https://www.cs.utexas.edu/~huth/) | [Lab](https://www.cs.utexas.edu/~huth/publications.html) | + | | Soloveichik, David | [(molecular programming), theoretical connections between distributed computing and molecular information processing. David is also interested in understanding how neural networks can execute distributed computing algorithms](http://ctcn.utexas.edu/member/david-soloveichik/) | [Google](https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=dSPQHDoAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate) | + | | Taillefumier, Thibaud | [We develop novel analytical and algorithmic tools to address questions at the interface of Systems Neuroscience and Applied Mathematics](https://mathneuro.cns.utexas.edu/research) | [Lab](https://mathneuro.cns.utexas.edu/publications) | + | | Tran, Ngoc Mai | [probabilistic and combinatorial questions arising from tropical geometry and neuroscience](http://ctcn.utexas.edu/member/ngoc-mai-tran/) | [Lab](https://web.ma.utexas.edu/users/ntran/publications.html) | + |
##### University of Washington, Seattle¶
| PI(Ph.D.s) | Research Areas | Research | +/=/- computational | | ------------------- | -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | ------------------- | | Bair, Wyeth | [understand neural circuitry and neural coding in the cerebral cortex with a major emphasis on the primate visual system. We approach this problem by recording directly from neurons in the functioning brain in vivo and by creating and refining large scale spiking neural network models that run on parallel computers](http://depts.washington.edu/neurogrd/people/faculty/wyeth-bair/) | [Google](https://scholar.google.com/scholar?hl=en&as_sdt=0%2C5&as_ylo=2017&q=W+bair+washington&btnG=) | + | | Brunton, Bing | [Data-driven dynamic models of large-scale neural data; Neural computations underlying long-term, naturalistic behavior; Efficient algorithms for closed-loop neuroengineering; Sparse sensors for biological and engineered systems](https://www.bingbrunton.com/research) | [Google](https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=UftAYPkAAAAJ&hl=en) | + | | Buice, Michael | [identifying and understanding the mechanisms and principles that the nervous system uses to perform the inferences which allow us to perceive the world. I am particularly interested in neural implementations of Bayesian inference and mechanisms by which prior knowledge is encoded as well as the implications that coding efficiency has on the structure of neural circuits](https://alleninstitute.org/what-we-do/brain-science/about/team/staff-profiles/michael-buice/) | [PubMed](https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Buice+Michael[Author]) | + | | Chizeck, Howard Jay | [(telerobotics and neural engineering). His telerobotic research includes haptic navigation and control for robotic surgery and for underwater devices, as well as security of telerobotic systems. His neural engineering work involves the design and security of brain-machine interfaces, and the development of assistive devices to restore hand and locomotion capabilities](https://www.ece.uw.edu/people/howard-jay-chizeck/) | [Lab](http://brl.ee.washington.edu/eprints/) | + | | Koch, Christof | [biophysical mechanisms underlying neural computation, understanding the mechanisms and purpose of visual attention, and uncovering the neural basis of consciousness and the subjective mind](https://alleninstitute.org/what-we-do/brain-science/about/team/staff-profiles/christof-koch/) | [Google](https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=JYt9T_sAAAAJ&hl=en) | + | | Fairhall, Adrienne | [theoretical approaches to understand processing in nervous systems. We collaborate closely with experimental labs to uncover algorithms of information processing in a range of systems, from single neurons to foraging mosquitoes to navigating primates](https://fairhalllab.com/) | [Lab](https://fairhalllab.com/publications/) | + | | Fox, Emily B. | [large-scale Bayesian dynamic modeling and computations](https://homes.cs.washington.edu/~ebfox/) | [Lab](https://homes.cs.washington.edu/~ebfox/publications/) | = | | Kutz, Nathan | [Theoretical Methods for Characterizing the Brain and Sensory-Motor Processing](https://faculty.washington.edu/kutz/page2/page8/) | [Google](https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=kfT42KEAAAAJ&view_op=list_works) | + | | Mihalas, Stefan | [he works to build a series of models of increasing complexity for both individual components, i.e., neurons, synapses, and microcircuits, as well as for large portions of the entire system](https://alleninstitute.org/what-we-do/brain-science/about/team/staff-profiles/stefan-mihalas/) | [NCBI](https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Mihalas+Stefan[Author]) | + | | Rao, Rajesh | [Neural networks implemented on Neurochip FPGA; A dynamical systems approach to understanding cortical microcircuits, adaptation and plasticity induction](http://www.csne-erc.org/content/projects) | [Google](https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=02nHF0gAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate) | + | | Rokem, Ariel | [development of data science tools, techniques and methods and their application to the analysis of neural data](https://escience.washington.edu/people/ariel-rokem/) | [Google](https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=hrBeLVYAAAAJ&hl=en) | + | | Shea-Brown, Eric | [nonlinear dynamics of neurons, neural networks, and neural populations](http://faculty.washington.edu/etsb/) | [Lab](http://faculty.washington.edu/etsb/publications.html) | + | | Stocco, Andrea | [research concerns how human use abstract mental representations (like, rules, instructions, and plans) to perform complex tasks. He uses computational and mathematical models, neuroimaging techniques, and brain stimulation methods determine and predict how these mental representations are encoded in the brain, how they are transformed into behavior, and how this knowledge can be used to improve learning and skill acquisition](http://ilabs.washington.edu/institute-faculty/bio/i-labs-andrea-stocco-phd) | [Lab](http://depts.washington.edu/ccdl/?page_id=63) | + | | Shlizerman, Eli | [development of generic computational approaches and modeling actual biological and physical systems](http://faculty.washington.edu/shlizee/) | [Lab](http://faculty.washington.edu/shlizee/publications.html) | + | | Witten, Daniela | [statistical machine learning techniques for problems in genomics and neuroscience](https://faculty.washington.edu/dwitten/research.html) | [Lab](https://faculty.washington.edu/dwitten/research.html) | + |

#### U.S. Central¶

##### University of Chicago¶
| PI(Ph.D.s) | Research Areas | Research | +/=/- computational | | ------------------------ | ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ | -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | ------------------- | | Amit, Yali | [The main focus of my research is the formulation of statistical models for objects. Although not extensively used in computer vision these emerge as a powerful tool in developing recognition algorithms which allow for proper modeling of object and data variability.](https://galton.uchicago.edu/faculty/amit.shtml) | [Google](https://scholar.google.com/scholar?as_ylo=2018&q=yali+amit&hl=en&as_sdt=0,5) | ?+ | | Awh, Edward | [We study the interactions between visual working memory and selective attention using psychophysical and electrophysiological methods.](https://awhvogellab.com/people/) | [Lab](https://awhvogellab.com/publications/) | ?+ | | Bensmaia, Sliman | [we record neuronal responses, measure the elicited percepts, and develop mathematical models to link the neuronal representations to behavior](http://bensmaialab.org/) | [Lab](http://bensmaialab.org/publications/) | + | | Bezanilla, Francisco | [search for the dynamics of the molecular correlates of the function in membrane transport proteins. This is being approached with physical techniques such as temperature effects and complex capacitance measurements in the frequency domain combined with mutations of the molecule and assessed by gating currents, macroscopic currents and single molecule recordings. The correlation with structural changes are being monitored with optical techniques using real time fluorescence spectroscopy including lifetimes, changes in intensity and fluorescence resonance energy transfer from probes attached to strategic sites in the molecule of interest while being functional in the membrane.](http://nerve.bsd.uchicago.edu/FB/) | [Lab](http://nerve.bsd.uchicago.edu/FB/project.htm#Publication) | +? | | Cacioppo, Stephanie | [Combining high-performance electrical neuroimaging, algorithms integrating brain source localization, noise suppression and boostrapping with high performance computing, and other methods the Brain dynamics laborator offers cutting edge tools for the study of brain dynamics in social species...Fields: High Performance Computing (HPC), Psychology, Psychiatry, Neurology, and Cognitive and Social Neuroscience.](https://braindynamics.uchicago.edu/) | [Google](https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=Qm3akmwAAAAJ&pagesize=100&view_op=list_works) | + | | Carillo, Robert | [...to understand the molecules and developmental programs that regulate neuronal development and wiring](https://www.carrillolab.com/research-1/) | [Lab](https://www.carrillolab.com/publications/) | ?+ | | Dawson, Glyn | [...understand the role of sphingolipids in how our brains work. Our techniques include chromatography, mass-spectrometry, confocal microscropy, DNA manipulation and a range of biochemical and genetic approaches.](https://glyndawsonlab.uchicago.edu/) | [PubMed](https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Dawson+g+AND+Chicago[ad]+not+autism+not+psychiatric) | ?= | | Decety, Jean | [To characterize the neural underpinnings of fairness and distributive justice, and how they differ or not by cultural environment, we are conducting EEG/ERP studies in the US, France, Mexico and Taiwan.](https://voices.uchicago.edu/childneurosuite/) | [Google](https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=fbNxH6UAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate) | ?= | | Freedman, David L | [We use sophisticated neurophysiological techniques to monitor the activity of neuronal ensembles during behavioral tasks which require visual recognition, decision making, and learning. To identify key computational mechanisms used by the brain, we also employ advanced quantitative approaches such as neural network modeling and machine learning.](https://monkeylogic.uchicago.edu/) | [Lab](https://monkeylogic.uchicago.edu/publications/) | + | | Hatsopoulos, Nicholas G. | [Our approach has been to simultaneously record neural activity from large groups of neurons using multi-electrode arrays while performing detailed kinematic, kinetic, and muscle measurements of goal-directed, motor behaviors, and to develop mathematical models that relate neural activity with behavior. These mathematical models provide insights as to what aspects of motor behavior are being encoded in cortical neurons, but also can be used to decipher or “decode” neural activity in order to predict movement which has practical implications for brain-machine interface development.](https://pondside.uchicago.edu/oba/faculty/Hatsopoulos/lab/index.html) | [Lab](https://pondside.uchicago.edu/oba/faculty/Hatsopoulos/lab/#publications) | + | | Maunsell, John | [Our research is aimed at understanding how neuronal signals in visual cerebral cortex generate perceptions and guide behavior. Our approach is to record from individual neurons in trained, behaving monkeys and mice while they perform visual tasks.](https://neurobiology.uchicago.edu/page/john-maunsell) | [Google](https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=4U1F6tcAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate) | =? | | Palmer, Stephanie | [I study how populations of neurons collectively encode information present in their inputs and how they perform computations on these signals. The brain performs several classes of computation including signal comparison, prediction, error correction, and learning. To investigate these phenomena, I work with experimentalists on a variety of systems: predictive coding in the retina and visual cortex of the rodent, motion coding in area MT, and temporal coding in the zebra finch song system.](https://pondside.uchicago.edu/oba/faculty/palmer_s.html) | [Google](https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=0gtvj54AAAAJ&hl=en) | + | | Sheffield, Mark | [The main goal of our lab is to establish an empirically well-supported unifying model of the neurobiology of complex memory formation and recall from the level of synapses and dendrites to large-scale ensembles of neurons that is based on data obtained from behaving animals engaged in memory-related tasks.](https://sheffieldlab.org/) | [Lab](https://sheffieldlab.org/publications/) | =? | | van Drongelen, Wim | [Epilepsy is a serious neurological disease that affects a large population. To understand the mechanisms underlying this disease we apply an interdisciplinary approach that includes clinical studies from patients with epilepsy, experimental models, computer simulations and mathematical modeling.](https://epilepsylab.uchicago.edu/) | [Lab](https://epilepsylab.uchicago.edu/page/publications) | + |
##### University of Illinois¶
| PI(Ph.D.s) | Research Areas | Research | +/=/- computational | | ----------------------- | ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | ------------------- | | Allen, Jont | [hearing/acoustics](?) | [Google](https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=sGfS_aUAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate) | = | | Fuller, Rebecca (Becky) | My lab is broadly interested in ecology and evolution as it applies to fishes. | [Google](https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=Y1cDGKYAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate) | -? | | Gillette, Rhanor | [Neuronal mechanisms of decision in circuit, cell, metabolism, and genome; Directed evolution of brain circuits for cognition and sociality; Computational simulations of choice, esthetic sense, and emerging behavioral complexity; Comparative neurobiology of the predatory sea-slug Pleurobranchaea and the octopus](https://neuroscience.illinois.edu/profile/rhanor) | [Google](https://scholar.google.com/scholar?as_ylo=2018&q=Rhanor+Gillette&hl=en&as_sdt=0,5) | + | | Llano, Daniel | [One specific set of issues that we address concerns the role of different cortical subnetworks in complex sound processing. For example, neurons in both cortical layer 5 and cortical layer 6 project to subcortical structures, and the neurons in these layers have very different intrinsic, integrative and synaptic properties. Our work explores the different roles that these groups of neurons play in the processing of complex sound](https://neuroscience.illinois.edu/profile/d-llano) | [Google](https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=wDfcEWIAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate) | + | | Lopez-Ortiz, Citlali | [Our research is interdisciplinary and involves the areas of dance, biomechanics, mathematical modeling, motor control, motor learning, physics, body-environment interfaces, mixed media, computational neuroscience, neurophysiology, and rehabilitation](http://danceneuroscience.kch.illinois.edu/) | [Lab](http://danceneuroscience.kch.illinois.edu/research) | + | | Nelson, Mark E. | [Research in the lab is focused on active sensory acquisition. We seek to understand neural mechanisms and computational principles that animals use to actively acquire sensory information in complex, dynamic environments](https://mcb.illinois.edu/faculty/profile/m-nelson/) | [Google](https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=wr4PHUUAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate) | + | | Vlasov, Yurii | [Behaviorial paradigms in virtual reality to study neural circuits in almost natural environment while mice are engaged in goal-directed behavior. Virtual reality systems allow full control over behaviorial tasks and quantitative measurements of resulting behavior. Neuroanatomy leveraging new viral, genetic, and computational tools to provide insights into brain circuits functionality. Machine learning based analytical methods to extract dynamical patterns of neural activity that are correlated with animal behavior and choice](https://neuroscience.illinois.edu/profile/yvlasov) | [Lab](https://www.integratedneurotech.com/neuro-informatics) | + |
##### Indiana University¶

Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience

#### U.S. East¶

##### Boston University¶
| PI(Ph.D.s) | Research Areas | Research | +/=/- computational | | ---------------------------- | ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | ---------------------------------------------------------------------- | ------------------- | | Chandrasekaran, Chandramouli | [Understanding how the primate brain makes decisions based on sensory input and guides limb movement. Extensive evidence from stroke patients and physiological/lesion studies in humans suggest that a part of the brain called the dorsal premotor cortex is involved in selecting the appropriate limb movement on the basis of the sensory input.](http://sites.bu.edu/chandlab/) | [Google](https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=3Yeb98kAAAAJ&hl=en) | + | | Eden, Uri | [Developing mathematical and statistical methods to analyze neueral spiking activity by developing a methodological, statistical framework and applying them to point process observations.](http://www.bu.edu/math/people/faculty/probability-and-statistics/eden/) | [Google](https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=M8rzdnwAAAAJ&hl=en) | + | | Kon, Mark | [Quantum probability and information, bioinformatics, machine and statistical learning, mathematical physics, mathematical and computational neuroscience, complexity theory, and wavelets.](http://math.bu.edu/people/mkon/) | [Google](https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=wVPc21cAAAAJ&hl=en) | + | | Kopell, Nancy | [Understanding how the dynamical properties of local networks help to filter and transform the patterned input form other parts of the nervous system, to provide clues to the function of dynamics in the nervous system.](https://www.bu.edu/eng/profile/nancy-kopell-ph-d/) | [Google](https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=mbDmBBsAAAAJ&hl=en) | - | | Kramer, Mark | [His research focuses on interdisciplinary topics in mathematical neuroscience with particular emphasis on biophysical models of neural activity and data analysis techniques. He is currently interested in medical applications and networks in neuroscience.](https://www.bu.edu/math/people/faculty/mathematical-biology-and-neuroscience/kramer/) | [Google](https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=gn4NeQkAAAAJ&hl=en) | + | | Scott, Ben | [Develop and apply new technologies to study the neural basis of cognition and complex learned behavior through biomedical engineering, particularly the development of novel optical imaging and genetic methods to observe and perturb the activity of neurons in their native habitat – the intact brains of living organisms - and neuroethology, the study of brain circuits that underlie natural behaviors in order to elucidate basic principles of brain function.](https://www.bu.edu/csn/profile/ben-scott/) | [Lab](https://www.scottcognitionlab.com/publications) | - |