Renee Wang is a fourth-year computer engineering undergraduate student in Nick Steinmetz’s lab at the University of Washington in Seattle. She is excited about the intersections between computing and neuroscience and enjoys exploring how the brain’s complicated underlying mechanisms can be quantified. Recently she has been working on a dynamical model for excitatory and inhibitory activity in the visual cortex. She is particularly interested in exploring how the activity state prior to the onset of a stimulus affects how the dynamics unfold. She hopes to learn more about how decision-making and visual perception can be modeled computationally.
Mentor: Noam Roth