Comp neuro alums on the faculty life

Two young computational neuroscientists, who contributed so much to the UW community when they were here as graduate students, offer some reflections and previews of the faculty life.

Joshua Goldwyn is starting a faculty position in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Swarthmore College.  He is feeling “thrilled” to be in a “unique environment that features rigorous academics in a wonderfully warm and supportive community” where “the students are second-to-none in their intellectual curiosity and joy of learning.”  Looking back at UW, “What a remarkable environment (intellectual and outdoors)!  Faculty are talented and passionate about their science, and also welcoming and encouraging to students.  I keep with me the wonderful feeling of collaboration and discovery that I found at UW.”

Yu Hu is beginning a new faculty position at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), by way of fellowships at Harvard and Hebrew Universities.  At HKUST, he writes, “I am excited to explore new perspectives,” aiming to “shed light on the exploding datasets in neuroscience, by bridging to fields of mathematics.”  Of UW, he says “I am so fortunate for not only working with and studying from leaders in the field, but also for being part of a community that feels like home.”