Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization -- Department for Nonlinear Dynamics and Network Dynamics Group
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Dr. Birgit Kriener

Projects: Structure, Dynamics and Function of Complex Networks, Theory of Precise Timing in Spiking Neural Networks
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Interests: - structure and dynamics of complex networks
- impact of network structure on the correlation structure of spiking neuronal networks
- rate models of neuronal network dynamics
- graph theory of spatially embedded networks
- network reconstruction from activity dynamics of spiking neuronal networks
- stable synchrony and spike patterns in heterogeneous spiking neuronal networks

Since March 2008: Postdoc, Network Dynamics Group, MPI DS

July 2007 - Feb 2008: Postdoc, BCCN Freiburg, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany

July 2007: Dissertation, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany

2003-2007: Graduate student at the BCCN Freiburg and the Neurobiology and Biophysics Department, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany

April 2003: Diploma, Department of Theoretical Physics, Universität zu Köln, Cologne, Germany

1996-2003: Studies of Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry, Universität zu Köln, Cologne, Germany

Selected Articles:
B. Kriener, M. Helias, A. Aertsen, and S. Rotter (2009).
Correlations in spiking neuronal networks with distance dependent connections
Journal of Computational Neuroscience 27:177--200. download file download file
B. Kriener, T. Tetzlaff, A. Aertsen, M. Diesmann, and S. Rotter (2008).
Correlations and Population Dynamics in Cortical Networks
Neural Computation 20:2185--2226. download file

Publications (chronological - click here to see all publications)