|Name||:||Jonathan Vincent Toups|
|Other Hats||:||Computational Neuroscientist, Data Analyst, Writer|
|Location||:||The Triangle, North Carolina|
I am a technically trained problem solver looking to find a job where I can apply my diverse set of skills to interesting, difficult and meaningful problems.
I also have expertise in modeling (neural and physical systems), statistical analysis, some aspects of machine learning (mostly pertaining to automatic clustering (when the number of clusters is unknown) and the skills associated with that problem domain, like component analysis.)
I am proficient in or familiar with the use of the following tools and systems for software development and data analysis: Emacs, Unix (linux, OSX/BSD), Matlab, git, LaTeX, HTML, HTTP, REST and others. I have also worked with RDF/Triple Store Technology.
I have an interest in programming language theory, focusing on purely functional programming languages, Lisp, metaprogramming. I have less experience with sophisticated type systems, but I find informal reasoning about types to be extremely useful while working out difficult problems.
I understand monads.
|Postdoctoral Researcher (Neuroscience, Chemometrics)||2009-2011||Pursued research towards the analysis of chemical information from Fast-Scan Cyclic Voltammetry in awake and behaving animals. Developed data analysis tools to simplify the analysis of multiple chemical signals from a single electrode.|
|Graduate Researcher (Computational Neuroscience)||2003-2009||Studied the flow of information in visual system neurons by developing data analysis tools to automatically find and categorize evidence of grazing bifurcations in the state-space of populations of neurons.|
|Researcher Assistant (Surface Science)||2001-2003||Responsible for miscellaneous laboratory tasks in a surface science lab (maintenance of vacuum systems, construction of experimental electronics, some programming in LabView.)|
|UNC Chapel Hill, Physics Department||2003-2009||Doctorate (with masters on the way) in Physics. Research covered the analysis and modeling of neural data for evidence of grazing bifurcations and their implication for information processing in the brain.|
|Louisiana State University, Physics Department||1999-2003||Bachelors of Science (Physics)|
In the course of work and education I have presented talks and posters at a variety of conferences, mostly pertaining to neuroscience. I was a "Scholar of Tomorrow" Fellow at UNC Chapel Hill and received the "Outstanding Graduate In Physics Award" at LSU. Details can be furnished upon request.
Please contact me for references.