Yoram Burak

Professor, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Visiting Scientist
Dates of Visit: Feb. 5Mar. 16, 2018

Yoram Burak is a senior lecturer (assistant professor) at the Racah Institute of Physics and the Safra Center for Brain Sciences, at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He received his BSc in physics and computer science (summa cum laude), and his PhD in physics (with distinction) from Tel-Aviv University.  Burak's research group applies diverse theoretical tools from statistical mechanics, information theory, and the theory of nonlinear dynamics to investigating how neural circuits in the brain perform computations, such as: sensory inference, the maintenance of short-term memory, navigation, and the generation of motor output. Before joining the faculty of the Hebrew University, Burak was a Swartz fellow in theoretical neuroscience at the Center for Brain Science at Harvard University, and a postdoctoral research associate at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at UCSB.

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