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Dmitry Kobak

Surname Kobak
First name Dmitry
Present position and title Post-doc, PhD - Team Leader "Cell Census Project"

Business address

Werner Reichardt Centre for Integrative Neuroscience (CIN)
Institute for Ophthalmic Research
University of Tübingen
Otfried-Müller-Str. 25
D-72076 Tübingen,

Academic Education

Year Degree University Field of study
2012 PhD Imperial College London Neuroscience
2007 MSc Petersburg State University Physics
2004 BSc Petersburg University of Information Technologies Computer Science

Professional Experience

Period Institution Position Discipline
2013-2016 Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown Postdoctoral Researcher Computational Neuroscience
2007-2012 Freiburg University / Imperial College London PhD Student Computational Neuroscience

Additional information


Past and Current Funding

2015-2016 BIAL Foundation Fellowship, 40.500 Euro
„Demixing and visualizing neural population activity in higher cortical areas“ (# 389/14)

Selected Publications

  1. Kobak D*, Brendel W*, Constantinidis C, Feierstein CE, Kepecs A, Mainen ZF, Qi X-L, Romo R, Uchida N, Machens CK (2016) Demixed principal component analysis of neural population data, eLife 5, e10989
  2. Tian J, Huang R, Cohen JY, Osakada F, Kobak D, Machens CK, Callaway EM, Uchida N, Watabe-Uchida M (2016) Distributed and mixed information in monosynaptic inputs to dopamine neurons, Neuron 91 (6), 1374–1389
  3. Kobak D, Shpilkin S, Pshenichnikov MS (2016) Integer percentages as electoral falsification fingerprints, The Annals of Applied Statistics 10 (1), 54–73
  4. Kobak D, Shpilkin S, Pshenichnikov MS (2016) Statistical fingerprints of electoral fraud?, Significance 13 (4), 20–23
  5. Kobak D and Mehring C (2012) Adaptation paths to novel motor tasks are shaped by prior structure learning, The Journal of Neurosience 32 (29), 9898–9908