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Daniel David Ben Dayan Rubin

Last week, my group had the pleasure of hosting a brilliant, young theoretician: Daniel Ben Dayan Rubin. We got a wonderful tutorial (on white-board, no powerpointSmile) on attractor networks in spiking computation.

Biography:

I graduated from the Politecnico di Milano, Italy, in Electronics Engineering (M.Sc.). I conducted the research for M.Sc. dissertation -- entitled "On the Application of ANFIS (Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Inference System) to the single-trial Movement related Potential Analysis" -- at the Technion (I.I.T.), Haifa, Israel, working with Professors. G.F. Inbar and S. Cerutti.

In September 2000 I was a research fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in theoretical Physics with Prof. Daniel J. Amit. In march 2002 I received a fellowship for PhD studies from the Bioengineering department at the Politecnico di Milano. In May 2005 I completed my doctoral studies at INI - Institute of Neuroinformatics at ETH Zurich, working with Prof. Rodney J Douglas, obtaining the degree of PhD defending the thesis entitled "The Functional Role of Noise in Neural Networks. Dynamics and Learning".

From August 2005 to March 2007 I was a PostDoc at ETH Zurich working with Prof. Stefano Fusi. Since March 2007 I am PostDoc Research Fellow at the Center for Theoretical Neuroscience at Columbia University, New York.

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