Udith Haputhanthri

I am Udith Haputhanthri, a visiting student researcher at the Schnitzer Group, Stanford University. With Professor Mark Schnitzer and Fatih Dinc, my work focuses on understanding neural computation, learning and memory in biological brains. I approach this by modeling large-scale mice data using dynamical systems/recurrent neural networks.

Previously, I was a post-baccalaureate fellow affiliated with the Center for Advanced Imaging at Harvard University. My work at Harvard centered on computational neuroscience and computational microscopy. In my computational neuroscience research with Dr. Hidenori Tanaka , I investigated connections between dynamical systems and recurrent neural network learning. In my computational microscopy work with Dr. Dushan Wadduwage, I developed computational models for novel imaging concepts.

I earned my B.Sc. degree in Biomedical Engineering from the Department of Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, in 2022 with a first class (cGPA: 4.00/4.20).

Outside of my academic career, I was a professional chess player before starting my undergrad. I enjoy music and play acoustic guitar. Currently, I'm learning the piano. I also have a passion for freestyle wrestling.

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I'm interested in computational neuroscience, natural and artificial intelligence, learning and memory, neuromorphic computing, machine learning, and computational imaging.