Dr. Shahab Bakhtiari

Shahab Bakhtiari is a postdoctoral researcher in LiNC Lab. His research is focused on representation learning in brains and artificial neural networks. From 2012 to 2018, Shahab was a PhD student at McGill University in the Integrated Program in Neuroscience with Dr. Christopher Pack, where he studied the neuronal mechanisms of perceptual learning and visuomotor transformation in humans. Shahab received both his MSc and BSc degrees in Electrical Engineering from University of Tehran.

Current projects

  • Artificial neural network models of the visual system

  • Using self-supervised learning for modeling calcium imaging data

Previous projects

  • Self-supervised learning models of the visual system (related papers 1, 2)

  • Neuronal mechanism of visual perceptual learning (related papers 1, 2, 3, 4)

  • Motion processing underlying smooth pursuit eye movements (related paper)

  • The role of subthalamic nucleus in inhibitory control of eye movements (related paper)