Baran Çürüklü, Senior lecturer
Baran Çürüklü has received his PhD from Mälardalen University (MDH) in April 2005.
His thesis supervisor was Prof. Anders Lansner, Lansner Lab - Computational neuroscience and Neurocomputing, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. Doctoral thesis title: A Cannonical Model of the Primary Visual Cortex. After working at MDH until October 2005, as a researcher, he joined the Computer Vision and Pattern Analysis Lab, headed by Prof. Aytül Erçil, Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey, as a postdoc. The researched conducted at the VPALAB was on driver fatigue. In April 2007 he joined the Ivanka Savic Berglund Group, Karolinska Institute (Stockholm Brain Institute) for a second postdoc. He returned to MDH in August 2007 as a Senior Lecturer and is also Director of Studies since 2008. His main research interest is information processing in neocortex (computational neuroscience). The reasearch conducted under this theme has its focus on population dynamics and different coding mechanisms used by neurons in the primary visual cortex (V1, Broadmanns area 17). He is also interested in now models developed for explaining mammalian cortex behaves in artifacts, especially robots. Interaction between humans and their non-organic counterparts, robots that is, is also in the focal point of his research.