Benjamin Cowley

PhD Student in Machine Learning

"Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking." -- Albert Einstein

Publications

"Stimulus-driven population activity patterns in macaque primary visual cortex."
by B.R. Cowley, M.A. Smith, A. Kohn, B.M. Yu. PLoS Computat Biol, 12(12): e1005185, 2016.

"Scaling properties of dimensionality reduction for neural populations and network models."
by R.C. Williamson, B.R. Cowley, A. Litwin-Kumar, B. Doiron, A. Kohn, M.A. Smith*, B.M. Yu*. PLoS Comput Biol, 12(12): e1005141, 2016.

"DataHigh: Graphical user interface for visualizing and interacting with high-dimensional neural activity."
by B.R. Cowley, M. T. Kaufman, Z. S. Butler, M. M. Churchland, S. I. Ryu, K. V. Shenoy, and B. M. Yu. J Neural Eng, vol. 10, 2013, 066012.


Conference Papers

"Adaptive stimulus selection to optimize a population of neurons."
by B.R. Cowley, R.C. Williamson, K. Clemens, M.A. Smith, B.M. Yu. Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS), pp. 1395-1405, 2017.

"Distance Covariance Analysis."
by B.R. Cowley, J.S. Semedo, A. Zandvakili, M.A. Smith, A. Kohn, B.M. Yu. AISTATS, pp. 242-251, 2017. Supp.

"DataHigh: Graphical user interface for visualizing and interacting with high-dimensional neural activity."
by B. R. Cowley, M. T. Kaufman, M. M. Churchland, S. I. Ryu, K. V. Shenoy, and B. M. Yu. In Proc 34th Annual Conf IEEE EMBS, 2012, pp. 4607-4610.


Conference Abstracts

"Distance covariance analysis."
by B. R. Cowley, J.D. Semedo, D.A. Ruff, A. Zandvakili, M.R. Cohen, M.A. Smith, A. Kohn, and B.M. Yu. Statistical Analysis of Neural Data (SAND) meeting, 2017. Talk.

"Distance covariance analysis."
by B. R. Cowley, J.D. Semedo, A. Zandvakili, M.A. Smith, A. Kohn, and B.M. Yu. Cosyne Abstracts, 2017.

"Low trial-to-trial variability in stimulus-encoding dimensions in macaque primary visual cortex."
by B. R. Cowley, D. A. Ruff, M. R. Cohen, T. S. Lee, A. Kohn, M. A. Smith, and B. M. Yu. Cosyne Abstracts, 2016.

"Co-fluctuation patterns of population activity in macaque primary visual cortex."
by B. R. Cowley, M. A. Smith, A. Kohn, and B. M. Yu. Cosyne Abstracts, 2014.

"DataHigh: Graphical user interface for visualizing and interacting with high-dimensional neural trajectories."
by B. R. Cowley, M. T. Kaufman, M. M. Churchland, S. I. Ryu, K. V. Shenoy, and B. M. Yu. Soc Neurosci Abstracts, no. 591.16, 2011.



Currently pondering

"Deep Learning."
by Y. LeCun, Y. Bengio, and G. Hinton. Nature, 521 (7553), pp. 436-444. 2015.

"Origin of information-limiting noise correlations."
by I. Kanitscheider, R. Coen-Cali, A. Pouget. PNAS, 112 (50), E6973-E6982. 2015.

"Correlations and Neural Population Information: A Cautionary Tale."
by A. Kohn, R. Coen-Cagli, I Kanitscheider, A. Pouget. Annual Review of Neuroscience, vol. 39, 1. 2016.