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I’m Grace Lindsay. I got my PhD from the Neurobiology & Behavior program at Columbia University, where I worked in the Center for Theoretical Neuroscience. You can read about my thesis work here. I got my BS in Neuroscience from University of Pittsburgh in 2011, where my main undergraduate work was a project on tuning curve quality and its relation to population coding accuracy (co-advised by Brent Doiron and Tai Sing Lee). Then I spent about a year working at the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience in Freiburg, Germany, where I worked on how network structure affects correlations (advised by Arvind Kumar).

Right now I am a Research Fellow at the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre/Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit. I’m interested in building interpretable, data-driven, and functional models of the visual system.

On the personal side of things: I grew up around Chicago. I was an early participant in Quora and the Couchsurfing project. And I try to use my available free time for writing, podcasting, reading, yoga, and art.


and my Google Scholar page: Google Scholar

I co-host this podcast: Unsupervised Thinking, about neuroscience and AI.

And I have an upcoming book, MODELS OF THE MIND, about the quest to understand the brain using mathematics (being published by Bloomsbury Sigma)

Follow me on the Twitters if you’re so inclined: @neurograce

or shoot me an email: gracewlindsay[at]gmail


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  1. Hossein Mehrzadfar / May 21 2018 6:55 pm

    You are awesome 🙂 Glad to find your you. I’m also trying to mess around with CNN and vision! I knew that first I’ve to read something like “Deep Convolutional Neural Networks as Models of the Visual System: Q&A” but I didn’t know where to find it, guess what I just found it :)))


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