I'm a professor in the Statistics and Neuroscience departments at Columbia University, and the co-director of the Grossman Center for the Statistics of Mind. I'm also a member of the Center for Theoretical Neuroscience, the Kavli Institute for Brain Science, and the Doctoral Program in Neurobiology and Behavior.
Before that, I spent four years as a grad student and postdoc at the Center for Neural Science, at NYU. For much of that time I was in Eero Simoncelli's lab; I also did some work with Mike Hawken and Alex Reyes.
And before that, I was an undergraduate at Brown University, where I was introduced to neuroscience research in John Donoghue's lab. I was greatly influenced during this time by my mentor in John's lab, Nicho Hatsopoulos, and also by Stu Geman, Elie Bienenstock, and David Mumford, all of whom were participating around that time in the Brown neural population coding seminar, which introduced me to the power of statistical thinking at a young age.
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