Students

This is a list of students I have supervised in a research role (graduate thesis, honours projects, full-time research assistant, etc.). Last update 2011.

[Undergraduate][Masters][PhD][Postdoc]


Postdoc

Name

End

Discipline

Project Title

Awards

Current Position

James Bergstra

in prog

SYDE

Machine learning

NSERC Banting Postdoc

UW (Postdoc)

Terry Stewart

in prog

SYDE

Cognitive modeling

ONR Grant

UW (Postdoc)

Jean-Frederique Pasquale

2011

Phil

Neural modeling

FQRSC Postdoc

UQAM

PhD

Name

End

Discipline

Project Title

Awards

Current Position

Jan Gosmann

in prog

SYDE

TBD

AFOSR Grant

UW (PhD)

Youssef Zaky

in prog

SYDE

Nonlinear adaptive control in cerebellum

ONR Grant

UW (PhD)

Xuan Choo

in prog

SYDE

Large-scale brain modeling

Cheriton, OGS

UW (PhD)

Daniel Rassmussen

in prog

CS

Neural models and general intelligence

NSERC, OGS, NSERC CGS

UW (PhD)

Travis Dewolf

in prog

SYDE

Large-scale biologically plausible motor control

NSERC CGS, OGSST

UW (PhD)

Peter Blouw

in prog

PHIL

Conceptual colouring: Vector space models

SSHRC

UW (PhD)

Eric Hunsberger

in prog

SYDE

Depth from motion and 3D vision

NSERC

UW (PhD)

Trevor Bekolay

in prog

CS

A general rule for biologically realistic learning in spiking networks

NSERC, OGS

UW (PhD)

Eric Hochstein

2012

PHIL

Intentionality as methodology: Folk psychology to neuroscience

SSHRC, SSHRC Postdoc

Wash U in St. Louis

Bruce Bobier

2011

SYDE

The attentional routing circuit (ARC): Neural mechanisms of attentional control

NSERC

Senior Engineer, X-Ray Optical Systems, Inc.

Marc Hurwitz

2011

PSYCH

Modeling timing deficits in hemineglect patients

NSERC

FlipSkills Consulting (Founder)

Bryan Tripp

2008

SYDE

A large scale model of basal ganglia and its role in motor dysfunction

NSERC CGS
Richard H. Tomlinson Postdoc

McGill (Postdoc)

Waterloo (Faculty)

 

Oscar Tackstrom

2007 (inc)

CS

Integrating structure and meaning: Using HRRs to improve automatic text classification and clustering

Sweden-Canada Foundation

Swedish Institute of Computer Science (SICS)


Masters

Name

End

Discipline

Project Title

Awards

Current Position

Brent Komer

in prog

CS

TBD

ONR Grant

UW (MSc)

Aaron Voelker

in prog

CS

TBD

Cheriton Scholarship

UW (MSc)

Oliver Trujillo

in prog

CS

TBD

AFOSR Grant

UW (MSc)

Eric Crawford

in prog

CS

TBD

AFOSR Grant

UW (MSc)

Peter Suma

in prog

SYDE

Cortical sheet model

 

UW (MASc)

Sushant Malhotra

2013

SYDE

Effects of rewards and reward-predictive cues on gamma oscillations in the ventral striatum

Discovery RA

UW (MSc)

Eric Hunsberger

2013

SYDE

Optimal visual system modeling

Discovery RA

UW (MSc)

Carter Kolbeck

2013

SYDE

A neurocomputational model of the mammalian fear conditioning circuit

NSERC

UW (MSc)

Yan Wu

2012

SYDE

Hippocampus for memory and navigation

 

Cambridge (PhD)

Aziz Hurzook

2011

SYDE

Saliency maps and neural decisions (part-time)

 

UW (MSc)

Jon Gagne

2011

SYDE

Observational learning for robotic motor control

NSERC, University Medal

UW (PhD)

Xuan Choo

2010

CS

Text classification and cluster

Cheriton, OGS

UW (PhD)

Daniel Rassmussen

2010

CS

Neural models and general intelligence

NSERC

UW (PhD)

Charlie Tang

2010

CS

Invariants and object recognition

NSERC

Toronto (PhD)

Travis Dewolf

2009

CS

NOCH: A neural optimal control hierarchy

NSERC CGS

UW (Masters)

Anatoly Zhitnik

2008

Phil

Explaining the mind: the embodied cognition challenge

 

Trade Economist

Jon Fishbein

2008

SYDE

Integrating structure and meaning: Using HRRs to improve automatic text classification and clustering

 

Engineers without borders

Simon Pollon

2007

Phil

Naturalizing mental meaning: A role for measure theory

 

Simon Fraser (Ph.D.)

Ray Singh

2005

SYDE

Cleanup memory in biologically plausible neural networks

 

Software Consultant


Undergraduate (partial list)

Name

End

Discipline

Project Title

Awards

Current Position

Brent Komer

2013

MECH

Physical environments for Nengo

 

UW (MASc)

Murphy Berzish

2013

SWEng

FPGA neural models

 

UW (ugrad)

Connor Smith

2012

SYDE

Learning cleanup memories

 

UW (ugrad)

Anqi Zhang

2012

BIO

Action selection in basal ganglia

NSERC

McGill (ugrad)

Jonathan Lai

2011

SWEng

Biologically plausible learning

 

Industry

Steven Leigh

2011

SYDE

Hemineglect model

 

UW (MSc)

Eric Crawford

2011

CS

GPU integration for Nengo

 

UW (ugrad)

Matt Gingerich

2011

SYDE

Conceptual structure in the SPA

 

UW (ugrad)

Albert Mallia

2010

BIO

Single cell nonlinearities and population computatino

 

Med School

David MacNeil

2009

MECH

Detailed learning in the oculomotor integrator

 

Med School

Lloyd Elliott

2008

Math/CS

Hierarchical motor control

Full funding BCCN

BCCN (Masters)

Brandon Aubie

2007

C&O

Conceptual coherence with spiking neurons

NSERC

McMaster (Masters)

Abninder Litt

2007

CS

Understanding brains to enrich behavioral explanations of judgments and decisions AND Emotions shape decisions: A neurocomputational account

SSHRC, Jaedicke Entrance Award, William E. Taylor Fellowship (SSHRC's most outstanding doctoral fellowship candidate)

Stanford (PhD)

James Martens

2007

CS/Pure Math/C&O

Inferring statistical models in a biologically plausible network with variational Bayes

NSERC CGS

Toronto (PhD)

Chris Parisien

2006

CS

Solving the problem of negative synaptic weights in cortical models

NSERC CGS

Toronto (PhD)

Mike Lerman

2006

CS

Modeling prism adaptation in neglect

 

UW (Masters)

Avery Miller

2006

CS

Beowulf cluster implementation for large SVD

NSERC

Toronto (Masters)

Hsiao-Chien (Chow) Lin

2006

Comp Eng

Optimal placement of neuron encoding functions

 

Google

John Conklin

2005

SYDE

An attractor network model of path integration in the rat. AND Biologically plausible HRRs

NSERC

Western (Masters)

Dwight Kuo

2005

SYDE

Integrating behavioral and neural data in a model of zebrafish network interaction

NSERC

UMN (Masters); UCSD (PhD )

Davin Sufer

2004

SYDE

Biomimetic robot lamprey

 

CTO, WowWee Ltd.


Email: celiasmith@uwaterloo.ca.

Last updated Nov. 2012

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