Sohan Seth, PhD
Institute for Adaptive and Neural Computation
School of Informatics
University of Edinburgh
Office: 2.29, Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB
I am from India; specifically from a place named Bally near Kolkata, West Bengal. I received my bachelor degree in 2005, in Instrumentation and Electronics Engineering from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. After completion of my degree I worked as a Junior Research Fellow in the same institute with Dr. Rajib Bandyopadhyay and Dr. Anutosh Chatterjee for about a year before joining UF in 2006. Here I received by master degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering department in Dec. 2008. Currently, I am part of PROTEUS, an interdisciplinary project for developing bedside healthcare technology for critically injured patients. During my stay in Finland, I worked on information retrieval with particular focus on retrieval of experiments and retrieval of metagenomic samples. I has also been exploring probabilistic methods for matrix factorization, in particular archetypal analysis. During my PhD, I worked on nonparametric measures of independence, dependence, conditional independence, and conditional dependence, and their applications in independent component analysis, feature selection, Granger causal inference and spike train analysis. I am also interested in designing strictly positive definite kernels on spike trains for neural decoding and hypothesis testing.