Arvind Kumar works as an Assistant Professor of neurobiology and biophysics in the Faculty of Biology at the University of Freiburg, Freiburg im Breisgau, 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 an 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 a Ph.D. degree in computational neuroscience under the supervision of Ad Aertsen and Stefan Rotter, at the Albert-Ludwig 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 6 January 2013