The University of Washington’s Computational Neuroscience Center brings together award-winning research underway across the full spectrum of scales, mechanisms, and functions of the brain. Topics range from ion channel stochasticity in auditory processing to insect flight control to human/computer interfaces. Our faculty members’ interests span many areas of theory, computation and data analysis and interact extensively with colleagues in quantitative experimentation and imaging. They hold positions in many departments in the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Medicine and the School of Engineering — giving students the chance to find their natural disciplinary home — but are closely connected through a dense web of interdisciplinary, cross-departmental collaboration. UWCNC also houses the Swartz Center for Theoretical Neuroscience.
Close interactions with the UW Institute for Neuroengineering, the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering, the UW Primate Center, the Bloedel Center for Speech and Hearing and other local institutions including Seattle Childrens’ Neuroscience Institute, Microsoft Research and the Allen Institute for Brain Science make UW-CNC an exciting and diverse environment for students and postdoctoral fellows interested in exploring the multiple facets of this growing field. UW offers an undergraduate minor and a graduate certificate program in Neural Computation and Engineering, with an extensive set of courses at both graduate and undergraduate level that support training in this area for both biologists and theorists.