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
Dr. Pitkow's primary focus is 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.
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.