We are a group of applied mathematicians and neuroscientists whose aim is to understand how the fine-scale dynamics of neural populations translates to perception and cognition.

Lyle Muller

Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Mathematics
Brain and Mind Institute
Western University

Lyle Muller's research spans neuroscience, computational modeling, and applied mathematics. His work centers on developing new approaches to large-scale recordings of neural population dynamics in cortex. After studying neuroscience at Brown University, Lyle completed a PhD in computational and theoretical neuroscience with Alain Destexhe (CNRS Gif-sur-Yvette). He then moved to San Diego for postdoctoral research with Terry Sejnowski in the Computational Neurobiology Laboratory (CNL) at the Salk Institute.

Maryam H. Mofrad

Postdoctoral Scholar
Brain and Mind Institute
Western University

Maryam H. Mofrad is a postdoctoral scholar at Western's Brain and Mind Institute. Her research interests include mathematical modeling and optimization, sequential decision making, data analytics, and machine learning. She received her PhD in operations research from University of Pittsburgh with a focus on decision making under uncertainty and its application in medical decision making. Prior to joining computational neuroscience, she worked as a quantitative modeler and data scientist in the financial sector.

Mahmoud Sharkawi

Doctoral Student
Department of Applied Mathematics
Western University

Mahmoud Sharkawi's research focus is to relate techniques in applied mathematics and probability theory to models in computational and theoretical neuroscience. Formerly a student of quantitative finance, he has completed a Master's degree in Financial Mathematics at McMaster University. Mahmoud's background spans differential equations, advanced probability theory, and stochastic processes.