Personnel / Current and Past Members of the Lab

Principal Investigator


David Cox
Assistant Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology and of Computer Science
davidcox at fas dot harvard dot edu
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David Cox is an Assistant Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology and of Computer Science, and is a member of the Center for Brain Science at Harvard University. He completed his Ph.D. in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT with a specialization in computational neuroscience. Prior to joining MCB/CBS, he was a Junior Fellow at the Rowland Institute at Harvard, a multidisciplinary institute focused on high-risk, high-reward scientific research at the boundaries of traditional fields.

His laboratory seeks to understand the computational underpinnings of high-level visual processing through concerted efforts in both reverse- and forward-engineering. To this end, his group employs a wide range of experimental techniques (ranging from microelectrode recordings in living brains to visual psychophysics in humans) to probe natural systems, while at the same time actively developing practical computer vision systems based on what is learned about the brain.

Postdoctoral Fellows


Abhinav Grama
Postdoctoral Fellow




Chuan-Yung Tsai
Postdoctoral Fellow



Graduate Students


Yamini Bansal
Graduate Student
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences



Cesar Echavarria
Graduate Student
Program in Neuroscience (Harvard Medical School)



Greg Guitchounts
Graduate Student
Program in Neuroscience (Harvard Medical School)



Bill Lotter
Graduate Student
Biophysics Program



Javier Masis
Graduate Student
Molecules, Cells, and Organisms (MCO) Program



Juliana Rhee
Graduate Student
Molecules, Cells, and Organisms (MCO) Program



Philippe Tillet
Graduate Student
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences


Staff


David Mankus
Researcher






Alumni

  • Godwin Abiola - Former Undergraduate Research Assistant - Bioengineering (now: )
  • James Bergstra - Former Postdoctoral fellow (now: NSERC Banting Fellow, University of Waterloo, Canada)
  • Samantha Carouso - Former Research Assistant (now: Graduate Student at Cornell University)
  • Travis Chapman - Former Research Assistant (now: )
  • Giovani Chiachia - Former Visiting Ph.D. student (now: Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Campinas, Brazil)
  • Ruth Fong - Former Undergraduate Research Assistant - Computer Science (now: )
  • Brett Graham - Former Postdoctoral fellow (now: Engineer at Harvard Medical School)
  • Kara Kozak - Former Research Assistant (now: Research Assistant, Harvard Medical School)
  • Crystal Laughinghouse - Former Research Assistant (now: )
  • Dongil Lee - Former Research Assistant (now: )
  • Andy O'Rourke - Former Undergraduate Research Assistant - Bioengineering (now: )
  • Nadja Oertelt - Former Research Assistant (now: HarvardX Fellow, Harvard University)
  • Nicolas Pinto - Former Postdoctoral fellow (now: )
  • Nicolas Poilvert - Former Postdoctoral fellow (now: Postdoctoral Fellow at Ecole nationale des Ponts et Chaussées)
  • Walter Scheirer - Former Postdoctoral fellow (now: )
  • Vinay Sriram - Former Postdoctoral Fellow (now: Director of Engineering, IPACS Australia Pty Ltd)
  • Vanessa Tan - Former Undergraduate Research Assistant - Computer Science (now: )
  • Ben Vermaercke - Former Postdoctoral Fellow (Research Foundation Flanders) (now: )
  • Eleonora Vig - Former Postdoctoral fellow (now: Research Scientist, Xerox Research)
  • Davide Zoccolan - Former Postdoctoral fellow (now: Assistant Professor at International School for Advanced Studies, Trieste, Italy)

Interested in joining us?

We periodically have openings for Post-Doctoral Fellows, Research Assistants and Summer Students. Contact us for more information.