About Me


I am an assistant professor at Indiana University in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences and Cognitive Science Program and an affiliate of the Program in Neuroscience. If you’re interested in my lab’s research or in joining the lab, please visit our lab website.

I completed a postdoc at the University of Pennsylvania in the Department of Bioengineering where I was advised by Dani Bassett. Prior to that, I earned my Ph.D. at Indiana University in Psychological and Brain Sciences and Cognitive Science where I was advised by Olaf Sporns. I graduated from Oberlin College in Ohio with a bachelor's degree in physics.

My research program focuses on understanding the general organizational and functional principles of connectomes – network maps of the connectivity among neurons, neuronal populations, and large-scale brain areas. A deeper knowledge of these principles gives us insight the connectome's role in shaping human behavior and cognition and helps reveal how abnormal connectivity can lead to disease. This research involves network modeling and analysis using a diverse set of mathematical tools that includes elements of graph theory, information theory, and dynamical systems theory.

You can read my papers by following links on my Google Scholar profile, or from the select bibliography on my Research Interests page.

I played baseball intercollegiately as an undergraduate but now spend my time running. I live in Bloomington, IN with my wife, Galina.