Dr Wojtek James Goscinski
Dr Goscinski provides CIBF with computational expertise, and access to critical, high-performance computing resources.
Wojtek is the coordinator of the Multimodal Australian ScienceS Imaging and Visualisation Environment (MASSIVE) , a specialist Australian high – performance computing facility for imaging and visualizing everything from biological molecules, to new materials, to whole human bodies.
In the future, Wojtek will coordinate CIBF’s access to global neuroscience ICT platforms, including those being developed through initiatives such as the Human Brain Project.
He is also the External Collaborations Manager at the Monash e-Research Centre, a role in which he promotes effective and creative applications of technology in research.
Wojtek has a PhD is computing science, and a BDes(Arch) and is copartner of a small architecture firm Insider-Outsider.
Dr Pulin Gong
Dr Pulin Gong is a senior lecturer at University of Sydney, where he is the head of the Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience Group. Before joining University of Sydney in 2009, Pulin was a staff scientist at RIKEN Brain Science Institute in Wakō, Japan.
Pulin’s research interests are in the spatiotemporal dynamics of neural circuits. This means how the electrical activity of brain cells in the cortex changes over time and over cortical “space”. See this video for a visual representation of spatiotemporal dynamics. Pulin is interested in what these patterns and waves of activity say about information processing in the brain.