Ritwik K. Niyogi

I am a Sir Henry Wellcome Post-doctoral Fellow, hosted by the University of Oxford.

I am currently based at the Solomon H. Snyder Department of Neuroscience and Brain Science Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 855 N. Wolfe St., Baltimore, MD 21205, USA. My Research Sponsor is Dr. Jeremiah Cohen.

I was a PhD student at the Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit, University College London (UCL), supervised by Prof. Peter Dayan


Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit

Alexandra House

17 Queen Square

London, WC1N 3AR

United Kingdom

E-mail: ritwik.niyogi@gatsby.ucl.ac.uk

Curriculum Vitae



  • I have performed my first set of animal behavioural experiments: an exciting feeling for a theorist.


  • New paper published: Niyogi, R.K., Shizgal, P., & Dayan, P. Some work and some play: microscopic and macroscopic approaches to labor and leisure PLoS Computational Biology 10(12): e1003894 (2014) Pubmed

  • I started my post-doctoral fellowship with Dr. Jeremiah Cohen, Department of Neuroscience & Brain Science Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Exciting!

  • I have successfully defended my PhD thesis in June: What to do, when to do it, how long to do it for: a normative microscopic approach to the labour leisure tradeoff

  • I spoke at the Emotion Club, FIL, UCL in May.


  • I am organising the Uncertainty Club. Speakers so far: Tim Behrens (Sep 2013), Peter Dayan (Nov 2013), Bahador Bahrami (Nov 2013).

Research Interests

In Preparation


Conference Abstracts

Also presented at Symposium on the Biology of Decision Making (SBDM) Paris, 2013.

Also presented at Federation of European Neurosciences (FENS), 2012, Barcelona, Spain.



I have had the privilege of working with and being mentored by



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