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Alyson "Allie" Fletcher

Assistant Professor

Electrical Engineering

University of California, Santa Cruz

Affiliated Research Scientist

Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience

Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, University of California, Berkeley


  • Selected as the campus nominee for the Simons Foundation Investigator in Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems (MMLS)!

  • 2014 NIPS paper-accepted as an oral spotlight

    Scalable Inference for Neuronal Connectivity from Calcium Imaging" Top 4.9% of papers!

  • Robert Sumner and Mojtaba Sahraee join our group

  • "Bayesian Inference of Neural Connectivity" accepted at
    "Computational and Systems Neuroscience" COSYNE 2014

  • Seminar UC Berkeley EECS March 2014

  • Invited Talk ITA Workshop, February 2014

  • Seminar UCSD EE January 2014

  • Accepted!! NIPS 2013 Workshop on

    High Dimensional Statistical Inference in the Brain

  • Awarded 2013 NSF CAREER grant for
    "Graphical Model Methods for Estimation in Linear-Nonlinear Systems: Theory, Algorithms and Application"

  • Bio

    Allie Fletcher joined UC Santa Cruz as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2012. She was awarded the NSF CAREER award in January, 2013. She was previously a UC President's Postdoctoral Fellow, a Henry Luce Foundation Claire Boothe Luce Fellow and won the UC Berkeley EECS Eugene Lawler award. She received the Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering, and the M.S. degree in mathematics, all from the University of California, Berkeley. She obtained the B.S. degree in mathematics and physics from the University of Iowa. Her research interests include Bayesian estimation, statistical signal processing, machine learning, and information theory with a particular interest in inference problems in neuroscience and computational models of the brain.


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    Santa Cruz, CA 95064

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    Tel: 831-459-3877