G. Bard Ermentrout

Distinguished University Professor of Computational Biology and Professor of Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh

Bard Ermentrout received his BA and MA (mathematics) at Johns Hopkins Univerity and his PhD in biophysics & theoretical biology at the University of Chicago in 1979. He is the author of over 200 papers in math, biology, physics, and neuroscience, including XPPAUT software for the simulation and analysis of dynamical systems, and the books, Simulating, Analyzing, and Animating Dynamical Systems (2002) and, with David Terman, Mathematical Foundations of Neuroscience (2010). Professor Ermentrout is a Sloan Fellow and a SIAM Fellow. He is married to Ellen Philips and has two sons, with one of whom he coauthored a paper on zombies. A self-described avid and poor gardener and good cook, he is also an expert on Popeye the Sailor and 80’s punk music, and has kept parrots since he was 5 years old.

Participant In:

What Can Mathematics Teach Us About Mind/Brain?

Saturday, September 15th
2:30 - 4:30PM

Past Event

Philosophy meets mathematics meets neuroscience in this roundtable investigating how cutting-edge mathematical models are elucidating the computational rules encoding brain functions and the implications for a deeper understanding of mind. Free and open to the public.