Blog, by date: 2009_jan
from the desk of travis johnson.
David Liff is a Master (from 2009/01/30)
Life is keeping me so crazy that I should not be taking the time to write this, but posting a link here was irresistable. David Liff is an amazing photographer. I think the best comment on that page(if you can make it to the bottom without running out and buying a plane ticket to one of these places) is “Your photos have more life than the subjects themselves!”. Wikipedia, you may be proud. David Liff, thank you.
Why Do Math and Izhikevich (from 2009/01/06)
Professor Eric Shea-Brown has written up a nice website explaining what we're doing with the computational neuroscience modeling. It's currently on the Why Do Math website at this link: Brain Dynamics: The Mathematics of the Spike.
For my project, we're starting with a simpler model that is similar in behavior but quicker computationally and (somewhat) easier to analyze mathematically, known as the Izhikevich model(after its creator, Eugene Izhikevich). His website has some amazingly cool videos and a lot of papers on what he's been doing. His Website
Graduate School Applications (from 2009/01/02)
I am finally getting around to starting my graduate school applications.. and overall having a lot of fun with them. The places I'm applying to are:
The UW has apparently gotten my full GRE scores, because they are now reporting them through the unofficial transcript interface. I don't quite recall where I sent them already.. I'll probably get that going soon.