Event date:
Mar 25 2022 2:30 pm

Mapping Neural Development through Artificial Intelligence

Dr. Asim Iqbal
SSE 10-201
The mammalian brain undergoes several changes before and after the onset of sensory modalities during development. Using high-throughput AI models, we track these anatomical alterations in the entire isocortex and explore their computational role in guiding the functional activity in the developing mouse brain through deep recurrent networks.

Dr. Iqbal is working as a Lead Machine Learning Scientist at Cajal Neuro, Seattle, WA where he's developing a scalable AI system to discover novel solutions for neurodegenerative disorders. In addition, he also serves as a Visiting Research Scientist at UNI | ETH Zurich, Switzerland as well as a Scientific Advisor in tech startups LAAM and Wizlabs in Lahore, PK. Prior to that, Asim worked as a Machine Learning Researcher at Google[x], IBM Research, Allen Institute, and MIT. With a background in Electrical Engineering, Dr. Iqbal holds a Master's and Ph.D. in Machine Learning and Computational Neuroscience from UNI | ETH Zurich as well as a Postdoctorate from Center for Intelligent Systems, EPFL, CH. His research expertise lies in building neuro-inspired deep neural networks, domain adaptation, and deep reinforcement learning.