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Thomas Serre

  • Assistant Professor
  • Brown University
  • 31PublicationsNumber of items in Thomas's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 265Followers

Research interests

computational neurosciencescene understandingobject recognitionmodels of the visual cortexComputational vision

About

Thomas Serre is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Cognitive, Linguistic & Psychological Sciences at Brown University. Dr Serre is also affiliated with the Brown Institute for Brain Sciences and the Center for Vision Researcher and he is a trainer in the Neuroscience Graduate Program (NGP). Dr Serre received a master degree in EECS from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications de Bretagne (Brest, France) in 2000 and a PhD in computational neuroscience from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2006. His research seeks to understand the brain mechanisms underlying the recognition of objects and complex visual scenes using a combination of behavioral, imaging and physiological techniques, which are supported by rigorous computational models. Together with Tomaso Poggio and colleagues at MIT he has developed a large-scale computational model of visual recognition in cortex. This research was featured in the BBC series "Visions from the Future" and appeared in several news articles (The Economist, New Scientist, Scientific American, IEEE Computing in Science and Technology, Technology Review and EyeNet) and a post in Slashdot.

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Publications (5)

  • Reduced expression of MYC increases longevity and enhances healthspan.

    • Hofmann J
    • Zhao X
    • De Cecco M
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  • Towards a generative approach to activity recognition and segmentation

    • Kuehne H
    • Serre T
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  • Towards a system-level theory of computation in the visual cortex

    • Mely D
    • Serre T
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  • What and where: A Bayesian inference theory of attention

    • Chikkerur S
    • Serre T
    • Tan C
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  • A feedforward architecture accounts for rapid categorization.

    • Serre T
    • Oliva A
    • Poggio T
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Professional experience

Assistant Professor

Brown University

January 2010 - Present

Postdoc

Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

May 2006 - December 2009(4 years)

Education

PhD

Massachusetts Insitute of Technology

September 2001 - May 2006(5 years)

Diplome d'ingenieur

ENST - Bretagne - Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications de Bretagne

September 1997 - October 2000(3 years)