Brent Doiron

Heinrich Kluver Professor
Departments of Neurobiology and Statistics, and the College
Chair, Committee on Computational Neuroscience
Director, Grossman Center for Quantitative Biology and Human Behavior
Committee on Computational and Applied Mathematics (CCAM)

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I received a PhD in physics from the University of Ottawa (2004), and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Neural Science at New York University (2017). I was previously a professor of mathematics at the University of Pittsburgh, where I was co-director of the Program in Neural Computation at the Neuroscience Institute at Carnegie Mellon (2007-2020).  I have received several awards, including an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship in Neuroscience, a Vannevar Bush faculty fellowship award, and a Chancellor’s Distinguished Research Award from the University of Pittsburgh. 


My research focuses on a combination of nonlinear dynamics and statistical mechanics, with an emphasis on the genesis and transfer of variability in neural circuits. I have developed core theoretical insights that have made contributions to both neural coding and network learning. Throughout my research career, I have collaborated with experimental colleagues who work in the electrosensory, olfactory, somatosensory, auditory, and visual systems

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