Alex Huk

The University of Texas at Austin (2004-present)huk-crop

Professor, Depts. of Neuroscience & Psychology (affiliations: Center for Perceptual Systems, Imaging Research Center, Institute for Neuroscience)

Graduate Advisor, Institute for Neuroscience PhD Program

Director, Imaging Research Center

Faculty Director, Polymathic Scholars Undergraduate Honors Program

Contact info

Office: SEA 4.238

Email: huk “at”

Office Phone: 512-232-5729

Education and training

Post-Doc, University of Washington (Seattle). Dept. of Physiology & Biophysics. Advisor: Mike Shadlen

Ph.D., Stanford University, 2001. Dept. of Psychology (Neuroscience area). Advisor: David Heeger

B.A., Swarthmore College, 1996. Major: Psychology, Minor: Linguistics. Advisor: Frank Durgin

Recent awards and service

Elsevier / Vision Sciences Society Young Investigator Award, 2011.

COSYNE conference, Workshops Chair (w/ Adam Kohn), 2009.

Teaching Excellence Award, College of Natural Sciences, UT-Austin, 2009.

CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 2008-2013.

Research support (current)

“Neural ensembles underlying natural tracking behavior” (U01-NS094330), BRAIN Initiative Grant, (Multiple PIs: N. Priebe, A. Huk, & I. Fiete; Co-I: B. Zemelman), 2015-present.

“Neural time-integration underlying higher cognitive function” (R01-EY017366), R01 Research Project Grant, National Institutes of Health / National Eye Institute (PIs: A. Huk, J. Pillow), 2008-present.

“NCS-FO: Connecting spikes to cognitive algorithms”, NSF Integrative Strategies for Understanding Neural and Cognitive Systems grant (PIs: I.M. Park & A. Huk). Starting 2018.

“Motion processing with 2 eyes in 3 dimensions” (R01-EY020592), R01 Research Project Grant, National Institutes of Health / National Eye Institute (PIs: A. Huk, L. Cormack, A. Kohn), 2011-present.

“Detailed multi-neuron coding of decisions in parietal cortex”, (R01-MH099611), R01 Research Project Grant / Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience, National Institutes of Mental Health (PIs: J. Pillow, A. Huk), 2012-present.