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Rubin Lab: academic year and summer opportunities

Daniel Rubin, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute
Funding Sponsor: 
Dr. Daniel Rubin
Contact Email:
Funding Deadline: 
December 31, 2021 - 11:59 pm

Research topics: Our goal is to apply artificial intelligence (AI) methods to medical data to advance discovery and clinical care in neuroscience.

Techniques: We have applied a variety of machine learning methods (e.g., deep learning, weak learning, and a new paradigm we call "observational learning") to tap into the vast amount of neuroscience data available, both at the microscopic level (measurement/assessment of dendritic spines to discover the biological basis for learning) and clinical level (computerized analysis of EEGs and video to automatically detect seizures; analyzing Reddit postings to identify individuals at risk for suicide)


Seeking undergrads for: Academic year, Summer

Required skills: Programming experience, Experience with computer science, preferably machine learning/deep learning

This lab is particularly interested in mentoring: Undergrads from backgrounds that are underrepresented in STEM

How to apply: Contact Dr. Rubin (

Project information: (1) Machine learning methods to identify seizures from EEG and videos of patients; (2) Analysis of images to discover signals in dendritic spines that inform biology; (3) Mining texts to identify clinical phenotypes.