Timescales in Cybernetic Systems
at ORAU Workforce Solutions

Date Posted: 5/23/2019

Opportunity Description

Title of Research Opportunity: Timescales in Cybernetic Systems Human brains generate electrical activity that is highly dynamic. Current neuroimaging techniques only allow researchers to observe this brain activity in a highly filtered form. Our group at the Army Research Laboratory is developing new analytic techniques to understand how activity at the level of neurons generates these macroscopic signals in both the brain and in our simulations of brain activity. Currently we are applying concepts from dynamical systems theory, topological data analysis, and machine learning to understand data relationships generated by either our simulations or from experimentally acquired neuroimaging data. Applicants should have a strong background in developing novel analysis techniques from one of the following disciplines: mathematics, statistics, physics, computer science, engineering, biology, psychology and neuroscience. Keywords: Computational Neuroscience, Machine Learning, Topological Data Analysis, Signal Processing, Dynamical Systems Theory

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