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Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program

Ramdas Kumaresan

Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering
(401) 874-4798

Dr. Ramdas Kumaresan is a Professor in Electrical Engineering at the University of Rhode Island. He holds a B.S, M.S and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Madras, India and the University of Rhode Island. In 1989-90 he was a Humboldt fellow at the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany. His area of expertise includes signal analysis, modeling and system identification. He has also contributed to the area of computer arithmetic, especially residue number system-based architectures for signal processing. More recently, he has been working on understanding how the human and animal auditory systems perform signal analysis and inference. He is particularly interested in modeling the signal representation strategies used by mammalian peripheral auditory systems. He tries to emulate them on a computer. He collaborates with Dr. Peter Cariani of Harvard Medical School who is an expert on auditory psychophysics and auditory neuroscience. Dr.Kumaresan develops signal processing models based on Dr.Cariani's neural-spike train measurements at the auditory nerve and auditory cortical levels of anesthetized cats when their auditory pathways are stimulated by sound inputs. His neural signal representation work is currently funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR). His past work was funded by various government agencies including NSF, ONR and NSA. Dr.Kumaresan was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) in 1993 for his contributions "to the development of subspace methods for modeling and identifying low-rank signals and systems".


The Program

The Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program (INP) offers a Master of Science (M.S.) degree, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree, or a Certificate in the Neurosciences. The program provides broad instruction across several neuroscience disciplines and gives students an opportunity to focus on a specific area of specialization.

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Request for Proposals Rhode Island Neuroscience Collaborative Pilot Study Awards - Deadline for Applications: April15, 2014