received a PhD in theoretical physics at Princeton University and did postdoc in the Systems Biology group at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. He is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Initiative for Theoretical Sciences at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and a long-term visitor in the Computational Neuroscience Initiative at Penn. He is interested in problems in theoretical neuroscience ranging from learning to sensory representation and processing in the brain. He is currently working on motor learning in songbirds, texture perception in the visual cortex, and olfactory representations in the piriform cortex. Apart from neuroscience, he is also interested in modeling adaptive immunity, in particular the CRISPR system in bacteria.