James Jun joined the Numerical Algorithms group as an Associate Research Scientist in 2018. Jun received his Ph.D. in applied physics from the University of Ottawa, where he developed techniques for the reliable and precise measurement of physiological signals from freely behaving animals.
Jun worked as a postdoctoral associate at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Research Campus and participated in the Neuropixels consortium, which developed large-scale, all-integrated silicon probe recording systems. Jun engineered surgical implantation procedures, a recording system and the data-analysis pipeline to guide key design choices in the development of Neuropixels probes. Jun will be working on improved spike sorting software for large-scale datasets.