About me

I am a postdoctoral researcher at Cornell University studying dendritic mechanisms of learning in the brain and artificial neural networks. I record from motor cortex of mice using two photon calcium imaging. I also use fiber photometry to study dopamine in basal ganglia. I do extensive modelling of the experimental data to find models that would improve our understanding of how the brain learns and performs motor tasks.
I completed my DPhil (PhD in Oxford University) working under the joint supervision of Dr Nicol Harper, Dr Ben Willmore and Professor Andrew King. Before this, I did a BSc in Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology at the University of Dhaka and an MSc in Neuroscince at the University of Oxford. During the MSc, I worked with my current supervisors in the OANG to build improved models for the prediction of neural responses in the auditory cortex. I also worked with Dr Tommas Ellender studying the role of progenitor origin in the development of the striatum. My doctoral research was on the encoding of natural sounds in the primary auditory cortex. By recording neural activity using in vivo electrophysiology and by modelling the neural data using machine learning techniques, I aim to improve our understanding of the auditory pathway.

My career mission is to contribute to the research of intelligence: both of our own and of synthetic systems. With a background in molecular biology and computational neuroscience, I strive to understand how the hardware - molecules, cells and neuronal networks - and the software - algorithms implemented by networks of neurons - of intelligence interact with each other.

My blog is a documentary of my own works and thoughts. My writings are based on my life experience and reflect only my opinions ...

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