Departments of Physics and Biology
Emory College of Arts and Sciences
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Dr. Nemenman is interested in the computational and theoretical analysis of biological information processing. Past accomplishments include the development of broadly used methods for neural code analysis, originally developed in the context of the motion estimation circuitry in a blowfly. Currently his works focuses on two major research directions: (1) neuromimetic computation, where he is trying to elucidate the neurophysiological computational primitives that endow mammalian visual brain with its remarkable powers, and (2) sensory signal transduction in C. elegans, where he is working to understand the neural control of motor behavior. His approach includes both theoretical analysis and high performance computing.