Carnegie Mellon University

Rob Kass

Rob Kass

Maurice Falk Professor, Statistics
Maurice Falk Professor, Machine Learning
Interim Co-Director, CNBC

Carnegie Mellon University
Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences
4400 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Rob Kass is a Maurice Falk Proessor of Statistics & Computational Neuroscience and Interim co-Director of the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition at Carnegie Mellon University.

Kass has written “Analysis of Neural Data,” the first book that gives a comprehensive overview of statistics in neuroscience; led an American Statistical Association working group that detailed the way statisticians are imperative to the federal BRAIN initiative; and developed a statistical framework to protect researchers from false discoveries in brain network connectivity.


Rob Kass’ research applies statistical methods to all aspects of neuroscience, including neural spike train data, MEG, fMRI and diffusion imaging techniques, to better understand how neural signals change under varying circumstances. A thorough understanding of neural network dynamics will be essential in developing targeted therapies for brain-related illnesses.

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