About Me

Hello! I'm a Ph.D. candidate in the neurosciences program at Stanford University

I study neural circuits in the retina. My research involves brining together computational models and data from electrophysiological experiments to better understand the biophysical processes that underlie how we process sensory information.

I am generally interested in how tools from machine learning, optimization, and large-scale data analysis can be used to solve problems in neuroscience. Outside of research, I enjoy teaching, working on open source projects, and playing soccer.

Before coming to graduate school, I majored in biomedical and electrical & computer engineering at Duke University. Before that, I attended the SC Governor's School for Science and Math (GSSM) in Hartsville, SC. I grew up in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

You can get in contact with me at: nirum (at) stanford.edu