Dr. Venkatakrishnan Ramaswamy   

Assistant Professor,
Department of Computer Science &
Anuradha and Prashanth Palakurthi Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research

Theoretical & Computational Neuroscience, Theory of Deep Learning
Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani
Hyderabad Campus
Jawahar Nagar, Kapra Mandal
Dist.-Medchal-500 078
Telangana, India
Research: Theoretical & Computational Neuroscience
   The brain, fundamentally, is a computational device and indeed, is arguably the best computational device known to us, in many respects. Therefore, understanding the brain ought to involve ideas and tools from Computer Science. My work aims to uncover the fundamental principles that govern computation in the brain. To this end, I build and use tools from Mathematics and Computer Science. There are also interesting new parallels between understanding the brain and understanding the workings of deep neural networks, both of which are leading to fundamental conceptual questions about the very nature of understanding computation. This is also an area that I am interested in.
Ph.D., University of Florida.
B.Tech., University of Madras.
Past positions
  • Simons Fellow,
    Simons Centre for the Study of Living Machines,
    National Centre for Biological Sciences,
    Tata Institute of Fundamental Research,
    Bangalore, India.
  • ELSC Postdoctoral Fellow,
    Edmond & Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences,
    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem,
    Jerusalem, Israel.

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