Farhan R Baluch Ph.D
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I am a data scientist at Netflix. I completed my Ph.D in Neuroscience at the University of Southern California under the supervision of Laurent Itti. I have worked on computational models of visual attention as well as electrophysiological and psychophysical experiments on humans and locusts. Below is a list of my publication and conference proceedings. This website is a placeholder while I revamp my website. A copy of my resume can be downloaded here. And a link to my google scholar page.
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Ph.D Neuroscience (2013), USC
MS Computer Science (2006), University of Houston
BS Computer Science with Distinction (2003), University of Western Sydney
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Publications
F. Baluch, L. Itti, Mechanisms of Top-Down Attention (Cover Article), 2011, Trends in Neurosciences.

F. D. E. V. Fallani, F. Baluch, L. Astofli, D. Subramanian, G. Zouridakis, F. Babiloni, Functional networks From EEG signals during motor learning tasks, 2010, International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos.

F. Baluch, L. Itti, Training top-down attention improves performance on a triple conjunction search task, 2010, PLoS One.

Zouridakis G., Diaz J., and Baluch F. Noninvasive Functional Brain Imaging, 2006, (book chapter) In Encyclopedia of Informatics in Healthcare & Biomedicine
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Conference Presentations
|| F. Baluch, L. Itti, The effects of 2nd-order feature interactions in predicting human gaze, In: Proc. Vision Science Society Annual Meeting (VSS10), May 2010.

|| F. Baluch, L. Itti, Learning in an attentionally-demanding triple-conjunction task, In: Proc. Vision Science Society Annual Meeting (VSS09), May 2009.

|| F. Baluch, L. Itti, Effects of training on perceptual salience, In: Proc. Vision Science Society Annual Meeting (VSS08), May 2008.

|| Zouridakis G, Baluch F, Stevenson I, Diaz J, and Subramanian D. Spatiotemporal Profiles of Brain Activation During Learning and Strategy Formulation, The 6th Int'l Conf. on Functional Biomedical Imaging, 2007.

|| Zouridakis G, Baluch F, Stevenson I, Diaz J, and Subramanian D. Long-Range Gamma-Band Synchronization During Learning of a Complex Visuomotor Task, 3rd International IEEE/EMBS CNE'07 2007.

|| Baluch F, Zouridakis G, Stevenson I, and Subramanian D. Human Learning and the Neural Correlates of Strategy Formulation, Conf Proc IEEE SMC, San Antonio, TX 2007.