Manyi Yim

Center for Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience

I joined the Center for Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience at UT Austin as a postdoctoral research fellow in 2017, working with Ila Fiete and Thibaud Taillefumier on theoretical approaches to understand how the brain computes. My research focus is to study the functions of brain circuits as well as neural correlates of cognition based on experimental data, and develop models and theories to understand the underlying mechanisms. I graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong with a BSc degree in Physics and a minor in Mathematics, and a MPhil degree in Physics. Afterwards, I did my PhD in Computational Neuroscience in Ad Aertsen’s group in the Bernstein Center Freiburg, Germany. Prior to joining UT Austin, I was an independent postdoc at University of Hong Kong, and then a postdoc with Xiao-Jing Wang and Xinying Cai at NYU Shanghai, working on the neural mechanisms underlying value-based decision making.