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Xaq Pitkow 

Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. 

Assistant Professor of Computational Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine.

RESEARCH SUMMARY

Primary focus on developing theories of the computational functions of neural networks, especially how they compute properties of the world using ambiguous sensory evidence. A few related topics include: distributed neural representations, algorithms for statistical inference, models of the natural environment, and computation by nonlinear recurrent networks. Successful applicants are welcome to pursue research in collaboration with experimentalists and/or in pure theory. 

BRIEF BIO

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 Computaional Science. He received his A.B. in Physics from Princeton University in 1997, and PhD in Biophysics from Harvard University in 2006. Xaq held a postdoctoral research fellowship at Columbia University from 2007-2010, followed by a postdoctoral research scientist position at the University of Rochester. Xaq joined the ECE Department in 2013.