Cengiz Pehlevan

Cengiz Pehlevan

Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics
Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
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Cengiz Pehlevan’s research is in theoretical and computational neuroscience and machine learning. He is working to uncover the brain’s algorithms and their biological implementation. He explores applications of these algorithms to machine learning problems. Pehlevan’s research uses mathematical techniques from a wide range of disciplines. He is looking forward to building a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative research group at Harvard SEAS.

Pehlevan comes to Harvard from the Flatiron Institute's Center for Computational Biology (CCB), where he was a a research scientist in the neuroscience group. Before CCB, Cengiz was a postdoctoral associate at Janelia Research Campus, and before that a Swartz Fellow at Harvard. Cengiz received doctorate and master’s degrees in physics from Brown University and bachelor's degrees in physics and electrical engineering from Bogazici University in Turkey.