Alex Huk

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

Raymond Dickson Centennial Professor (II)

Depts. of Neuroscience & Psychology (affiliations: Center for Perceptual SystemsInstitute for Neuroscience)

Faculty Director, Polymathic Scholars Undergraduate Honors Program

Contact info

Office: SEA 4.238

Email: huk “at” utexas.edu

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

Awards

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.