Dr. Richard Naud
Dr. Richard Naud
Associate Professor, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Brain and Mind Research Institute (BMRI)

BSc in Physics - McGill University
MSc in Physics - McGill University
PhD in Neuroscience - École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Postdoctoral Fellow - University of Ottawa
Postdoctoral Fellow - Cambridge University
Postdoctoral Fellow - Technischen Universität Berlin

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Dr. Richard Naud received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Physics from McGill University. During his doctoral studies at EPFL, he designed statistical methods for the automatic characterization of neuronal dynamics. In parallel, he co-organized a Spike-Timing Prediction Challenge for the comparison and benchmarking of mathematical neuron models. After obtaining his Ph. D. in 2011, he developed quasi-renewal theory, which allows to decode neural responses in the presence of adaptation. He then obtained a post-doctoral scholarship of the FRQNT to work with André Longtin, uOttawa, identifying computational roles of active dendrites and inhibition in sensory systems. After, he became a research assistant at the Teschnische Universität in Berlin, where he established computational roles of active dendrites and inhibition in the neocortex. He started at the University of Ottawa in 2016.

Research interests

  • Neuroscience
  • Synaptic function and plasticity
  • Dendritic Integration
  • Network dynamics
  • Computational neuroscience
  • Statistical Analysis of Neuroscience Data