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Wednesday, November 20 2019
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Petit Biotechnology Building, Room 1128 - Atlanta, GA
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Garrett Stanley, faculty host

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Neural Engineering Research Center Seminar

“Data-driven Dynamic Models for Neuroscience and Neuroengineering”

Bing Brunton, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Biology
University of Washington, Seattle

Discoveries in modern neuroscience are increasingly driven by quantitative understanding of complex data. The work in my lab lies at an emerging, fertile intersection of computation and biology. I develop data-driven analytic methods that are applied to, and are inspired by, neuroscience questions. Projects in my lab explore neural computations in diverse organisms. We work with theoretical collaborators on developing methods, and with experimental collaborators studying insects, rodents, and primates, including humans. The common theme in our work is the development of methods that leverage the escalating scale and complexity of neural and behavioral data to find interpretable patterns. In this talk, I will highlight several research threads. The first focuses on a mathematical framework for spatiotemporal decomposition of large-scale data. The second tackles the challenge of understanding human neural activity "in the wild," outside traditional experimental conditions. The third seeks to uncover principles of hyper-efficient sensing and control supporting agile flight in winged insects.