Connectivity (mainly in the brain)
Dynamical networks sustain function in many complex systems, notably in the brain. The activity of my team is focused on the development and validation of effective algorithms to infer network structure from time series data, and to investigate how information is processed and stored in neural networks. In the framework of the multidisciplinary research partnership for Neuroscience of Ghent University these methods are applied to datasets imaging healthy and unhealthy brain.
Biophysics and function in the cortex
In collaboration with Lyle J. Graham we investigate the way in which single neurons and populations of neurons perform computations and process information, mainly in the visual system. The research involves electrophysiology and computational modeling. Furthermore, I am interested in synaptic plasticity and its influence in synchronization and signal processing of populations of neurons.