Arvind Kumar works as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computational Biology in the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. Before moving to KTH, he was a group leader at the Bernstein Center Freiburg, Faculty of Biology, University of Freiburg, Germany. He is interested in understanding the dynamics of spiking neural networks and information processing using spiking activity in neuronal networks. He is also developing computational models of neurological disorders such as epilepsy and Parkinson's disease. He uses a combined theoretical and experimental approach to address his research questions. Kumar studied electrical engineering and obtained his M.S. degree in engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India, in 2000. He then worked at the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India, as a Senior Research Fellow where he was first exposed to computational neuroscience. In 2006 he obtained his Ph.D. degree in computational neuroscience under the supervision of Ad Aertsen and Stefan Rotter, at the University in Freiburg, Germany. He completed his postdoctoral training with Mayank Mehta at the Brown University, Providence, RI, USA. In 2008 he returned to his alma mater in Germany to start his junior research group. Kumar spends his free time either playing cricket or analyzing cricket related data.
Biography Updated on 4 May 2015