The overall mission of the Grossman Center for the Statistics of Mind is to better understand the brain by applying quantitative methods to uncover deep and meaningful structure in large neural datasets.

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Several postdoc positions are available.

Elias Issa

Assistant Professor, Neuroscience.

Prof. Issa has been named as the current Grossman-Kavli faculty scholar.

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John Cunningham

Associate Professor, Statistics.

Prof. Cunningham has joined us as the newest faculty member of the Grossman Center.

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Co-directors

Mark Churchland

Assistant Professor, Neuroscience; member, The Kavli Institute for Brain Science, David Mahoney Center for Brain and Behavior Research.

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Liam Paninski

Professor, Statistics and Neuroscience; member, Center for Theoretical Neuroscience; member, The Kavli Institute for Brain Science.

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Center Postdocs

Josh Glaser

Kenny Kay

Jackson Loper

Ari Pakman

Karen Schroeder

Eric Trautmann

Marcus Triplett

Erdem Varol

Matt Whiteway

Anqi Wu

Alumni

Cora Ames (LifeCanvas)

Evan Archer (Cogitai)

Lars Buesing (Google DeepMind)

David Carlson (Duke)

Shizhe Chen (UC Davis)

Xinyi Deng (Beijing University of Technology)

Dean Freestone (University of Melbourne)

Johannes Friedrich (Simons Flatiron Institute)

Logan Grosenick (Cornell)

Daniel Hernandez (Google Brain AI residence)

Antonio Lara (Kernel)

Scott Linderman (Stanford)

Tim Machado (Stanford)

Gonzalo Mena (Harvard)

Josh Merel (Google DeepMind)

Eftychios Pnevmatikakis (Simons Flatiron Institute)

Shreya Saxena (U of Florida)

Daniel Soudry (Technion)

Uygar Sumbul (Allen Institute for Brain Science)

Xuexin Wei (UT Austin)

Pengcheng Zhou (Shenzhen Institutes for Advanced Technologies)

Courses

Statistical Analysis of Neural Data, Liam Paninski, Fall 2020.

Computational Statistics, Liam Paninski, Spring 2019.

Selected Publications

Abe T, Kinsella I, Saxena S, Paninski L, Cunningham J (2020). Neuroscience Cloud Analysis As a Service. Biorxiv.
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Saxena, S and Cunningham, J (2019). Towards the neural population doctrine. Current Opinion in Neurobiology.
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Russo AA, Bittner SR, Perkins SM, Seely JS, London BM, Lara AH, Miri A, Marshall NJ, Kohn A, Jessell TM, Abbott LF, Cunningham JP, Churchland MM (2018). Motor cortex embeds muscle-like commands in an untangled population response. Neuron.
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Paninski L and Cunningham J (2018). Neural data science: accelerating the experiment-analysis-theory cycle in large-scale neuroscience. Current Opinion in Neurobiology.
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Elsayed GF and Cunningham JP (2017). Structure in neural population recordings: an expected byproduct of simpler phenomena? Nature Neuroscience.
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International Brain Lab (2017). An international laboratory for systems and computational neuroscience. Neuron.
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Affiliations

Columbia University

Department of Neuroscience

Department of Statistics

Center for Theoretical Neuroscience

Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute (MBBI)

Institute for Data Sciences and Engineering

The Grossman Center for the Statistics of Mind is made possible through the generosity of the Sanford J. Grossman Charitable Trust.