Senior Data Science Fellow, Physiology and Biophysics, Physics
Applied Mathematics, Biological Sciences
Applications in Life Sciences
Applications in Physical Sciences
Physiology and Biophysics
Adrienne Fairhall is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics and adjunct in the Departments of Physics and Applied Mathematics at the University of Washington. She obtained her Honors degree in theoretical physics from the Australian National University and a PhD in statistical physics from the Weizmann Institute of Science. She joined the UW faculty in 2004 after postdoctoral studies at Princeton University. She is the director of the UW Computational Neuroscience Program and Co-Director of the University of Washington’s Institute for Neuroengineering. She has directed the MBL course, Methods in Computational Neuroscience. She has held Burroughs-Wellcome, McKnight and Sloan fellowships and is currently an Allen Distinguished Scientist. Her work focuses on adaptive neural coding and computation, with a particular interest in the interplay between cellular and circuit dynamics and coding.