About Me

Education
I am currently a Postdoctoral researcher in Matthias Bethge’s lab at the University of Tübingen in Germany. I received my PhD in Vision Science with Dr. Bruno Olshausen at the Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience, University of California, Berkeley. Before that I was a post-baccalaureate researcher in Gar Kenyon’s group at Los Alamos National Laboratory. I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Optical Sciences from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. I graduated from Rio Rancho High School in 2007.

Personal
I was born in Maine, USA and lived there until I was 10. The rest of my adolescence was spent in Rio Rancho, a town in central New Mexico, USA. When I’m not working I love playing outside, especially ultimate frisbee, disc golf, snowboarding, and hiking. I am also a gamer; I play all sorts of games, from video games to tabletop. And these things are always most fun when done with my partner, Christine, and our two dogs Barley and Ramsey.


Here is a bio for talks:
Dylan received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. He then worked as a post-baccalaureate researcher in Dr. Garrett Kenyon’s group at Los Alamos National Lab, where he studied biophysical retina models and hierarchical sparse coding networks. He obtained his PhD in Vision Science from the University of California, Berkeley and was advised by Dr. Bruno Olshausen. For his PhD thesis he developed an analysis technique to explain selectivity and robustness properties of a sparse coding neural network. Currently, he is a Postdoctoral researcher in Dr. Matthias Bethge’s lab at the University of Tübingen. He is extending his PhD thesis work to discover novel modes of invariance and selectivity in biological neurons. He is also supervising students working in the fields of disentanglement and adversarial robustness.