Evan Archer (Website), who did his graduate work with Jonathan Pillow at at UT Austin (now Princeton) and with Jakob in Tuebingen, successfully defended his thesis in Tuebingen. In his graduate work, Evan developed Bayesian methods for statistical modelling of neural population spike trains, including very flexible and efficient methods for density estimation, entropy estimation, and system identification both for single neurons and populations of neurons.
Evan is now a postdoc with John Cunningham and Liam Paninski at the Statistics Department and Grossman Center for the Statistics of Mind at Columbia University. Many congratulations to the very first ‘Dr. rer. nat.’ from the lab!