Stochastic Modeling in Life Sciences

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Mathematical problems in neuroscience

Recent advances in neuroscience provide theoretical neuroscientists with a vast wealth of new data and open questions. The Fiete Lab and Ngoc Mai Tran have made several major contributions to the theory of grid cells in mammals and learning capacity of neural networks (see in particular “A binary Hopfield network with 1/\log(n) information rate and applications to grid cell decoding” and “Robust exponential memory in Hopfield networks“). Some questions have promising connections to the work  on information theory and high dimensional stochastic geometry mentioned above.

Members

Thibaud Taillefumier

Department of Mathematics and Department of Neuroscience
taillef@math.utexas.edu
512 475 8145
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Ila Fiete

Department of Neuroscience
ilafiete@mail.clm.utexas.edu
512 232 8439
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Eliza O’Reilly

Department of Mathematics, UT Austin
eoreilly@math.utexas.edu
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Ngoc Mai Tran

Department of Mathematics, UT Austin
ntran@math.utexas.edu
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Sriram Vishwanath

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UT Austin
sriram@ece.utexas.edu
512 471 1190
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Gustavo de Veciana

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UT Austin
gustavo@ece.utexas.edu
512 471 1573
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François Baccelli

Department of Mathematics and Deparment of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UT Austin
baccelli@math.utexas.edu
512 471 17 54
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Articles

Sloan Fellowship awarded to Thibaud Taillefumier

Thibaud Taillefumier, faculty in the Department of Mathematics and in the Department of Neuroscience, member of the center, is awarded a 2017 Sloan Fellowship for his work at the interplay of neuroscience and applied mathematics.

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Publications

2016_1000586

End-to-End Optimization of High Throughput DNA Sequencing

Eliza O'Reilly, Francois Baccelli, Gustavo de Veciana, Haris Vikalo To appear in Journal of Computational Biology 2016
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2014-07-22_1000381

A binary Hopfield network with 1/\log(n) information rate and applications to grid cell decoding

Ila Fiete, David J. Schwab and Ngoc M Tran 2nd Workshop on Biological Distributed Algorithms 2014
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