David Schwab
Position: Associate Professor, Biology
Programs: Physics | Biology
Campus Affiliation: Graduate Center
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
A biological physicist, David Schwab applies statistical physics and nonlinear dynamics to problems in biology. To explore these issues, he draws on a diverse set of analytical and computational tools such as statistical mechanics, dynamical systems theory, machine learning, and information theory. Previously he was an assistant professor at Northwestern University, where he focused on questions such as how neural networks perform memory and attention and how cells communicate and coordinate their behavior during development.