David Warland


I am interested in “how we see”.  At the level of the retina, I am interested in how the visual world gets represented as patterns of spikes traveling down the optic nerve. At higher levels, I am interested in how the brain computes biologically relevant properties of the visual world like the motion and pose of objects with these spikes.

I concentrate my work at the interface between biology and physics, theory, and experiment, and I draw strongly on the tools of information theory and signal processing.

I am also interested in the application of this knowledge to practical problems including building biologically-inspired algorithms and devices for machine vision.

About David


EMAIL  dkwarland (at) ucdavis (dot) edu

OFFICE 1115 Life Sciences Building

PHONE  530-754-6670


MAIL  Section of NPB, University of California at Davis, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616-8519


  1. 1.Neural Coding

  2. 2.Machine Vision

  3. 3.Structure of Natural Images

  4. 4.Sparse Representations

  5. 5.Optical Data Storage


  1. 1.Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior: Assistant Research Professor

  2. 2.Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience: Researcher

  3. 3.Complexity Sciences Center: Faculty