Roger Herikstad

Dean's Chair Professor
Associate Professor
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
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Roger received his Master degree from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in 2005, studying how quantum effects influence light detection in the retina. He then went on to do a PhD at the National University of Singapore, where he concentrated on how natural stimuli are encoded in populations of neurons in the primary visual cortex of cats. His primary research interest is neural coding, and in particular how information about the external world is encoded in the activity of neural populations. He is currently pursuing these interests at SINAPSE, applying techniques from information theory to analyze neural signals recorded from the pre-frontal cortex of animals.