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Joshua Goldwyn

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About Me

The powerful and elegant ways in which mathematics helps us understand biological, physical, and social systems amaze me.  As an applied mathematician, I value  collaboration, questions that engage across disciplines, and problems that draw on a variety of mathematical methods.  In my research, I model and analyze the activity of neurons to understand the dynamics of the brain, with a special focus on auditory neuroscience and the perception of sound.  I gained expertise in these fields as a PhD student at the University of Washington (advisor: Eric Shea-Brown) and as a postdoctoral fellow at New York University (mentor: John Rinzel).  Early experiences that started me on my applied math journey include undergraduate study at Pomona College, a year spent studying mathematics at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, and work as a Research Assistant at the Urban Institute in Washington, DC.

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