Kristofer Bouchard

Staff Scientist & Acting Group Lead, Computational Biosciences, LBNL
PI, Neural Systems and Data Science Lab, Biological Systems & Engineering Division, LBNL
Assistant Adjunct Professor, Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute & Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience, UC Berkeley
BIDS Senior Fellow

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Kristofer Bouchard

Kristofer Bouchard is a Staff Scientist and the Acting Group Lead for Computational Biosciences at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.  He is also the PI of the Neural Systems and Data Science Lab at LBNL/UCB, an interdisciplinary team that focuses on understanding how distributed neural circuits gives rise to coordinated behaviors and perception. They take a two-pronged approach to this problem by conducting in vivo neuroscience experiments and developing data science tools. On the neuroscience side, they investigate functional organization and dynamic coordination in brain by combining in vivo multi-scale electrophysiology and optogenetics in rodents. This multi-modal, multi-scale approach provides the simultaneous breadth of coverage and spatio-temporal resolution required to determine neural computations at the speed-of-thought. On the data science side, they develop analysis tools for (neuro)-science, including statistical-machine learning algorithms, dynamic hierarchical models, and data standards/formats. These interpretable and predictive tools provide enhanced insight into the generative processes that produce data.



Events

September 4, 2018 / 8:50am to September 6, 2018 / 11:30am



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