Pedro J. Gonçalves

Pedro Gonçalves

           



address

Pedro J. Gonçalves
University of Tübingen
Maria-von-Linden-Str. 6
72076 Tübingen
Germany

about

I am a postdoc in Jakob Macke’s lab since January 2016. I am also a member of ELLIS (European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems). I am broadly interested in building biologically constrained theoretical models (combining methods from dynamical systems and machine learning) to guide new experiments and ultimately refine the models to further our understanding of neural systems in health and disease.

Before joining the lab, I was a postdoctoral research fellow working with Maneesh Sahani at the Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit, UCL. My PhD was supervised by Christian Machens at École normale supérieure in Paris (2012).


publications

selected peer-reviewed articles

Gonçalves P.J.*, Lueckmann J.*, Deistler M.*, Nonnenmacher M., Oecal K., Bassetto G., Chintaluri C., Podlaski W.F., Haddad S.A., Vogels T.P., Greenberg D.S., Macke J.H. (2020) Training deep neural density estimators to identify mechanistic models of neural dynamics. eLife, 9, e56261.
(Excellent coverage of our work and Sean Bittner's and John Cunningham's work by Grace Lindsay for Simons Foundation: Illuminating the Dark Parameter Space of Neuroscience Modeling.)

Lueckmann J.*, Gonçalves P.J.*, Bassetto G., Oecal K., Nonnenmacher M., Macke J.H. (2017) Flexible statistical inference for mechanistic models of neural dynamics. Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems, pages 1289–1299.


peer-reviewed articles

Valle A.F., Gonçalves P.J.@, Seelig J.D.@ (2021) Integration of sleep homeostasis and navigation in Drosophila. PLoS Computational Biology, 17(7): e1009088.

Llorens-Rico V., Vieira-Silva S., Gonçalves P.J., Falony G., Raes J. (2021) Benchmarking microbiome transformations favors experimental, quantitative approaches to address compositionality and sampling depth biases. Nature Communications, 12, 3562.

Lueckmann J.-M., Boelts J., Greenberg D.S., Gonçalves P.J., Macke J.H. (2021) Benchmarking simulation-based inference. In The 24th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics (AISTATS), PMLR 130:343-351.

Gonçalves P.J.*, Lueckmann J.*, Deistler M.*, Nonnenmacher M., Oecal K., Bassetto G., Chintaluri C., Podlaski W.F., Haddad S.A., Vogels T.P., Greenberg D.S., Macke J.H. (2020) Training deep neural density estimators to identify mechanistic models of neural dynamics. eLife, 9, e56261.

Gothner T.*, Gonçalves P.J.*, Sahani M., Linden J.F., Hildebrandt K.J. (2020) Sustained Activation of PV+ Interneurons in Auditory Cortex Enables Robust Divisive Gain Control for Complex and Naturalistic Stimuli. Cerebral Cortex.

Tejero-Cantero A., Boelts J., Deistler M., Lueckmann J.-M., Durkan C., Gonçalves P.J., Greenberg D.S., Macke J.H. (2020) sbi -- a toolkit for simulation-based inference. Journal of Open Source Software, 5(52), 2505.

Lueckmann J.*, Gonçalves P.J.*, Bassetto G., Oecal K., Nonnenmacher M., Macke J.H. (2017) Flexible statistical inference for mechanistic models of neural dynamics. Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems, pages 1289–1299.

Gonçalves P.J.*, Arrenberg A.B.*, Hablitzel B., Baier H. and Machens C.K. (2014). Optogenetic perturbations reveal the dynamics of an oculomotor integrator. Frontiers in Neural Circuits 8:10.


preprints

Deistler M., Macke J.H.*, Gonçalves P.J.* (2021) Disparate energy consumption despite similar network activity. (bioRxiv)

Calaim N.*, Dehmelt F.A.*, Gonçalves P.J.*, Machens C.K. (2021) Robustness in spiking networks: a geometric perspective. (bioRxiv)


selected peer-reviewed abstracts

Boelts J., Lueckmann J.M., Gonçalves P.J., Sprekeler H., Macke J.H. Comparing neural simulations by neural density estimation. Conference on Cognitive Computational Neuroscience (2019)

Lueckmann J.M.*, Gonçalves P.J.*, Chintaluri C., Podlaski W.F., Bassetto G., Vogels T.P., Macke J.H. Amortised inference for mechanistic models of neural dynamics. Cosyne (2019)

Gonçalves P.J. A plasticity mechanism for the robustness of the oculomotor integrator. Cosyne (2013)

*equal contributions, @corresponding author(s)


misc

some music I like

alva noto
ali farka touré
murcof
toumani diabaté

some stuff from the past

ploustochnik

present

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