Current Research
Using Machine Vision and Learning to Understand Behavior

Kristin Branson develops machine vision and learning algorithms designed to extract scientific understanding from imaging and video data sets resulting from large-scale, neurological studies of behaving animals. Branson and her team use these high-throughput tools to address previously unanswerable questions about the brain and behavior, thereby gaining insight into nervous system function, evolution, and ethology. Their goal is to develop robust, general-purpose implementations of these algorithms that are freely available for widespread use by biologists worldwide.

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