Cengiz Pehlevan

Cengiz Pehlevan

  • Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics
  • Associate in Applied Mathematics


Cengiz Pehlevan is working towards uncovering the brain’s algorithms and their biological implementation. He explores applications of these algorithms to machine learning problems. In his research, Pehlevan uses mathematical techniques from a wide range of disciplines, including statistics, engineering and physics. He works in close collaboration with experimentalists.

Pehlevan holds a doctorate in physics from Brown University. He was a Swartz Fellow at Harvard University and a postdoctoral associate at Janelia Research Campus. Prior to joining SEAS, Pehlevan was a research scientist at the Flatiron Institute. 

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Office:Pierce 315
Office Phone:(617) 998-1811

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