25 September 2015

Catalina Vich, guest PhD student


Catalina Vich will be working with the research group Statistics and Probability Theory until the end of January 2016, collaborating with Professor Susanne Ditlevsen.

Catalina VichCatalina Vich is a PhD student from Universitat de les Illes Balears (UIB), Spain, where she is member of the research group of Dynamical Systems. Her PhD supervisors are Dr. Antoni Guillamon Grabolosa (from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, UPC) and Dr. Prohens Rafel Sastre (from UIB).

In 2010 she obtained the Bachelor's degree in Mathematics by the Universitat de les Illes Balears and in 2011 she attended the “Master in Advanced Mathematics and Mathematical Engineering” at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) - a master training that ensures a greater formation in Dynamic Systems and Neuroscience.

In 2012, she also attended a master in teacher training, Màster Universitari de Formació del Professorat, which has provided a didactic knowledge about teaching mathematics. Since September 2012, she has an employment contract as Assistant Lecturer at UIB.

Her main research focuses on Computational Neuroscience and Dynamic Systems. She studies the problem of estimation of the synaptic conductance (estimate what is the synaptic current that a single neuron is receiving), the effects that depression and facilitation mechanisms have on the conductances into a neural network, and the reconstruction of piecewise linear models that guarantee the existence of maximal Canard orbits, which play an important role in neuroscience defining thresholds.

Catalina can be found in office 04.0.14.