Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine
1997 A.B. Physics, Princeton University
2006 Ph.D. BioPhysics, Harvard University
Theories of neural computation in animal brains. Topics include: probablistic inference, control theory, nonlinear dynamics, population codes. Current projects include analyzing behaviors of animals playing video games; designing animal virtual reality environments; stimulating and analyzing computation in neural networks.
Dr. Pitkow is an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Rice University with a joint appointment at Baylor College of Medicine in Computational Science. He received his A.B. in Physics from Princeton University in 1997, and Ph.D. in Biophysics from Harvard University in 2006. Dr. Pitkow held a postdoctoral research fellowship at Columbia University from 2007-2010, followed by a postdoctoral research scientist position at the University of Rochester. He joined the ECE Department in 2013.