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Eshed Margalit, PhD

Computational Neuroscience and AI Researcher

I research brain-like artificial neural networks for vision, create online tools for scientists, and share educational resources for programming and statistics.


I'm a computational neuroscientist working at the intersection of deep learning, primate visual neuroscience, human fMRI, and cognitive neuroscience. My thesis advisors were Profs. Dan Yamins and Kalanit Grill-Spector at Stanford University. My thesis focused on building deep neural network models that better match the function, structure, and development of visual cortex.

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Topographic Deep Neural Networks

Learning topographic maps in deep convolutional neural networks

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Submillimeter Imaging of Human Visual Cortex

Ultra-high-resolution fMRI of human visual cortex

A colorful image synthesized to maximally excite part of an artifical neural network

CNNs for Face Classification

Understanding face recognition in deep neural networks

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Object Familiarity in LOC

How are objects and scenes encoded in the lateral occipital complex?

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Object Recognition in Modified Line Drawings

Psychophysical analysis of object recognition under distinct kinds of noise

Web Portfolio

I create online tools that make information easier to find, store, access, and share.

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Paper a Week

All-in-one solution for taking notes on papers

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Interactive Gabor Filterbank Demo

Introduction to the Gabor-jet Model

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VPNL Lab Website

Lab website for Stanford Vision and Perception Neuroscience Lab

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Stanford CNJC Website

Homepage for the Stanford Computational Neuroscience Journal Club

Educational Resources

These are some publicly available resources I’ve developed in various teaching roles. Please feel free to use and share them!

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d' Calculator

Signal detection theory intro and interactive calculator

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CNJCx: Practical Python

Homepage for CNJCx mini-course teaching command line and python basics

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Demystifying Grad School Q&A

Questions and candid answers about applying to PhD programs