Mirko

Mirko Klukas, Ph.D.

based in San Francisco, CA

It's all just
Maps, Functions, and Arrows.

I always wanted to study art but became a mathematician. For most people there seems to be a big gap between those two worlds, but to me, they always felt quite similar.

In late 2017 I moved from Vienna to San Francisco and joined Numenta where I started a new position as a Research Scholar. In Vienna I was a postdoc at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria, and before that at the University of Cologne.

The core of my research is a combination of mathematics, neuroscience, and computer science. My current focus lies on spatial representations in the brain, and their role in more general cognitive computations and intelligence. My background however lies in pure mathematics in the field of geometric and differential topology - contact and symplectic topology for what it's worth. Believe me, it sounds worse than it actually is :)