Robert Rosenbaum

Office: 504 Thackeray
University of Pittsburgh
Dept. of Mathematics
301 Thackeray Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

I am a postdoctoral associate at the Univsersity of Pittsburgh Department of Mathematics and the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition.

I work with Brent Doiron, Jonathan Rubin and Robert Turner.

Networks of neurons operate in a noisy and dynamically complex environment. I use stochastic processes, statistics, and dynamical systems theory to study how noise in the brain affects dynamics, how dynamics affects noise and how neuronal networks learn and process information in such an environment.

Research interests:

- The role of cellular and circuit mechanisms in shaping the statistical structure of neural activity.
- Pathophysiology of Parkinson's disease and therapeutic mechanisms of deep brain stimulation.
- Nonlinear stochastic dynamics and linear response techniques.
- Spatiotemporal statistics of complex systems with non-local interactions.


I am not teaching this semester.

Past courses:
Math 0230 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus II.
Math 0290 - Ordinary differential equations (with applications to velociraptors).


My publications

Some software I wrote

I am a guest editor for an upcoming issue of Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience titled Correlated neuronal activity and its relationship to coding, dynamics and network architecture. If you have an interesting project related to neuronal correlations, please consider submitting a manuscript.