The Computational Neuroscience Initiative (CNI) at the University of Pennsylvania supports interdisciplinary and collaborative research and training at the frontier of knowledge about the brain, behavior, and the mind. We focus on systems-level approaches that integrate theory and computation with experiment. Our members include faculty, post-docs, and students from multiple programs and departments including neuroscience, psychology, cognitive science, physics, mathematics, electrical engineering, and computer science.
Our research and training spans the three major elements of the field of Computational Neuroscience:
1. Theory – understanding the brain as an information-processing machine
2. Experiments – providing quantitative methods to aid in the design, implementation, analysis, and interpretation of empirical studies
that probe all levels of brain function, from molecules to behavior
3. Applications – including robotics, brain-machine interfaces, and new clinical tools.