Kyra Kadhim

Kyra Kadhim
Kyra Kadhim is a PhD student in the Department of Data Science at the Hertie Institute for AI in Brain Health at the University of Tübingen and an IMPRS-IS scholar. In the past, she has studied pulse-coupled oscillator network dynamics and mechanistic models of the cortex. Her current work focuses on understanding how the brain processes visual information from the very first synapses in the retina to build a strong foundation for our understanding of higher cortical functions. She is also interested in how the neural implementation of visual information processing can inform artificial neural network architecture and how machine learning techniques for parameter optimization and model discovery can be leveraged to build useful mechanistic models.
I enjoy working with people from all different backgrounds and walks of life to tackle fundamental problems in computational neuroscience such as how visual information is processed in biological systems.

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PhD student

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Since 2022University of Tübingen PhD Student
2021 - 2022Neuroelectrics, Barcelona, SpainResearch Intern
2018 - 2021Oregon State University, USAResearch Assistant

Academic Education

YearDergreeInstitutionField of Study
2022M.Sc.Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, SpainBrain and Cognition
2021B.Sc.Oregon State University, USABioengineering, Minor in Mathematics