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Simon Kornblith : Curriculum Vitae

Education

 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2010-2017)

Ph.D., Brain and Cognitive Sciences (GPA 4.9/5)

California Institute of Technology (2006-2010)

B.S. with Honors, Engineering and Applied Science (Computation and Neural Systems) and History and Philosophy of Science (GPA 3.9/4)

Professional Experience

July 2017 – July 2018

Brain Resident

Mar. 2011 – June 2017

Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, MIT (Supervisor: Earl K. Miller)

Sept. 2009 – Jan. 2011

Research Assistant, Division of Biology, Caltech (Supervisor: Doris Tsao)

June 2007 – Sept. 2009

Undergraduate Research Assistant, Division of Biology, Caltech (Supervisor: Christof Koch)

June 2005 – Feb. 2017

Senior Developer, Zotero, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, George Mason University

Awards and Honors

  • Walle Nauta Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching (2013)
  • Swartz Travel Award, Single Neuron Studies of the Human Brain (2011)
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (2010)
  • MIT Norman B. Leventhal Presidential Fellow (2010)
  • Caltech Upper Class Merit Award (2009)
  • Caltech Carnation Scholarship (2008)
  • Presidential Scholar Candidate (2006)

Publications

Kornblith, S. and Tsao, D. Y. (2017). How thoughts arise from sights: inferotemporal and prefrontal contributions to vision. Current Opinion in Neurobiology, in press.

Kornblith, S., Quiroga, R. Q., Koch, C., Fried, I., and Mormann, F. (2017). Persistent single neuron activity during working memory in the human medial temporal lobeCurrent Biology, 27, 1026–1032. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2017.02.013 (code and data)

Mormann, F.*, Kornblith, S.*, Cerf, M., Ison, M. J., Kraskov, A., Tran, M., Knieling, S., Quiroga, R. Q., Koch, C., and Fried, I. (2017). Scene-selective coding by single neurons in the human parahippocampal cortex. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 114, 1153-1158. doi:10.1073/pnas.1608159113 (* = co-first author)

Kornblith, S., Buschman, T. J., and Miller, E. K. (2015). Stimulus load and oscillatory activity in higher cortex. Cerebral Cortex, 26, 3772-3784. doi:10.1093/cercor/bhv182

Mulliken, G. H., Bichot, N. P., Ghadooshahy, A., Sharma, J., Kornblith, S., Philcock, M., and Desimone, R. (2015). Custom-fit radiolucent cranial implants for neurophysiological recording and stimulation. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 241, 146–154. doi:10.1016/j.jneumeth.2014.12.011

Kornblith, S., Cheng, X., Ohayon, S., and Tsao, D. (2013). A network for scene processing in the macaque temporal lobe. Neuron, 79, 766-781. doi:10.1016/j.neuron.2013.06.015

Mormann, F., Dubois, J., Kornblith, S., Milosavljevic, M., Cerf, M., Ison, M., Tsuchiya, N., Kraskov, A., Quiroga, R. Q., Adolphs, R., Fried, I., and Koch, C. (2011). A category-specific response to animals in the right human amygdala. Nature Neuroscience, 14, 1247-1249. doi:10.1038/nn.2899

Mormann, F., Kornblith, S., Quiroga, R. Q., Kraskov, A., Cerf, M., Fried, I., and Koch, C. (2008). Latency and selectivity of single neurons indicate hierarchical processing in the human medial temporal lobe. Journal of Neuroscience, 28, 8865-8872. doi:10.1523/jneurosci.1640-08.2008

Conference Presentations

Kornblith, S. (2016, November 14). Latency, selectivity, and domain-specificity of neurons across medial temporal lobe subregions. Minisymposium talk presented at the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA.

Kornblith, S. (2015, June 26). JLD: Saving Julia objects to the disk in HDF5 format. Presented at JuliaCon, Cambridge, MA.

Kornblith, S. (2015, June 25). L1 regularized regression. Presented at JuliaCon, Cambridge, MA.

Kornblith, S., Buschman, T. J., and Miller, E. K. (2014, November 19). Modulation of power and synchrony of local field potentials by working memory load in the macaque. Poster presented at the Society for Neuroscience, Washington DC.

Rajimehr, R., Kornblith, S., and Desimone, R. (2013, November 13). Functional parcellation of human visual cortex. Poster presented at the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA.

Kornblith, S., Cheng, X., and Tsao, D. Y. (2011, November 14). Electrophysiological recordings and combined fMRI and microstimulation in the macaque occipitotemporal place area. Poster presented at the Society for Neuroscience, Washington DC.

Cheng, X., Kornblith, S., and Tsao, D. Y. (2011, November 14). Responses of the macaque occipitotemporal place area to systematically varied scene stimuli. Poster presented at the Society for Neuroscience, Washington DC.

Kornblith, S., Mormann, F., Cerf, M., Ison, M., Kraskov, A., Quiroga, R. Q., Fried, I., and Koch, C. (2011, November 10). Single neurons in the human parahippocampal cortex preferentially respond to scenes. Poster presented at Single Neuron Studies of the Human Brain, New York, NY.

Kornblith, S. and Tsao, D. Y. (2010, November 14). A place area in the macaque occipitotemporal sulcus localized by functional magnetic resonance imaging. Nanosymposium talk presented at the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA.

Polosecki, P., Kornblith, S., Moeller, S., Tsao, D. Y., and Freiwald, W. A.  (2010, November 16). Mapping macaque and human face processing networks with dynamic stimuli. Poster presented at the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA.

Grimaldi, P., Kornblith, S., Wilke, M., Freiwald, W. A., and Tsao, D. Y.  (2010, November 16). Neural substrates of face perception in the rhesus monkey. Poster presented at the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA.

Mormann, F., Dubois, J., Kornblith, S., Milosavljevic, M., Cerf, M., Ison, M., Tsuchiya, N., Kraskov, A., Quiroga, R. Q., Adolphs, R., Fried, I., and Koch, C. (2010, June 9). A category-specific response to animals in the right human amygdala. Poster presented at Human Brain Mapping, Barcelona, Spain.

Mormann, F., Kornblith, S., Quiroga, R. Q., Kraskov, A., Cerf, M., Koch, C., and Fried, I. (2008, November 15). Single neurons in the human MTL during visual working memory and rapid series visual presentation. Poster presented at the Society for Neuroscience, Washington D.C.

Kornblith, S., Owens, T., and Krishnan, S. (2008, February 25). Extending Zotero translators and plug-ins. Presented at code4lib, Portland, Oregon.

Software

Contact

Contact me by email at simon@simonster.com.

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