Tiberiu Teșileanu a physicist working in neuroscience



Room 309, 160 Fifth Ave

Flatiron Institute

New York, NY 10010

I am a theoretical physicist turned neuroscientist, with a strong interest in software development. As a result of this, my approach to neuroscience is based on overarching principles and precise, quantitative modeling – typically analytical results followed by numerical simulations.

My interests lie in normative modeling of brain circuits, where some optimality criterion based on biologically relevant tasks is used to predict neural-circuit architectures, in particular those that use biologically plausible learning rules.

In what now seems like a different life, I worked in theoretical high-energy physics, focusing on various aspects of the AdS/CFT duality in string theory.

I am currently an Associate Research Scientist at the Center for Computational Neuroscience within the Flatiron Institute.

selected publications

  1. Tesileanu, T., Golkar, S., Nasiri, S., Sengupta, A.M., and Chklovskii, D.B.
    arXiv 2021
  2. Tesileanu, T., Colwell, L.J., and Leibler, S.
    PLOS Computational Biology 2015
  3. Melnikov, A., Murugan, A., Zhang, X., Tesileanu, T., Wang, L. et al.
    Nature Biotechnology Feb 2012