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- PhD, Neurobiology and Behavior, Columbia University, 2002.
MS, Dept of Engineering, University of Georgia, 1996.
BE, Computer Engineering, University of Delhi, India, 1994.
- Research Interests:
The use of neural networks and other pattern recognition
techniques for classification of data, particularly images.
- Research Experience:
- Chief Technology Officer, Milabra (formerly Sobayli).
- Development of new algorithms and techniques for pattern recognition in text and images.
- Coordination of the activities of several teams of neuroscienctists and computer scientists.
- Research Associate, HHMI, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, MIT.
- Investigation of the effects of reward systems and neuromodulators
in neural networks in-vitro.
- Exploration of non-Hebbian plasticity mechanisms and their role
in the dynamics of large neuronal networks.
- Research Assistant, Center for Neurobiology and Behavior, College of
Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University.
- 1/98-9/02: Recording of place cells; investigating the stability of
place cells in wild-type and transgenic mice.
- 1/98-6/02: Neuroanatomy instructor at the College of Physicians and
Surgeons, Columbia University.
- 7/97-12/97: Cloning of the CamKII promoter to a native G-alpha subunit in order
to obtain mice that constitutively express the native subunit in a
spatially regulated manner.
- 1/97-6/97: Dual whole cell patch-clamp recordings of cultured rat hippocampal
neurons, and study of the late phase of LTP at single vesicle-release
- 9/96-12/96: Imaging of Ca2+ in whole olfactory epithelium, to see the change
in Ca2+ dynamics as the epithelium responds to odors.
- Research Assistant, Department of Engineering, University of Georgia.
- Use of tumerogenic nerve cells for investigation, quantification,
and analysis of increased cAMP levels in cells during sensitization
and associative learning.
- Developed image processing techniques for sorting of bioproducts
based on age and moisture content.
- Developed model techniques for detecting firmness of biological
tissue using novel firmness sensors.
- 3/93 - 6/94:
- Undergraduate research assistant, Department of Computer
Engineering, Delhi Institute of Technology,
- Investigation of hamiltonian properties of the Kronecker and Strong
product of graphs, particularly cycles and trees (acyclic graphs).
This work culminated in several contributions, which find high
applicability in a host of computer science, physical and biological
- 4/92 - 7/94:
- Undergraduate research engineer, PRAVAK Cybernetics (P)
Ltd, New Delhi, India.
- Extensive study of the kinematics and dynamics of the PRAVAK Robot Arm
(It is a 5-degree freedom PUMA-type arm with revolute joints).
- Development of new methods of implementing smooth movement using
advanced control techniques.
- Design and development of a new robot arm with "intelligent" controllers
and superior accuracy.
Refereed journal articles:
- Naveen T Agnihotri, Robert D Hawkins, Eric R Kandel and
Clifford Kentros. 2004.
The Long-term Stability of New Hippocampal Place Fields
Requires New Protein Synthesis.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 101(10):3656-3661.
- Clifford G Kentros, Naveen T Agnihotri, Samantha Streater,
Robert D Hawkins and Eric R Kandel. 2004.
Increased Attention to Spatial Context Increases Both Place Field Stability and Spatial Memory.
- Naveen Agnihotri, William S Kisaalita and Charles H Keith. 1999.
Micro-perfusion Flow Cell for Imaging Cultured Cells.
- Naveen Agnihotri, Juan Carlos López-García, Robert D Hawkins
and Ottavio Arancio. 1998.
Morphological Changes Associated with Long-Term Potentiation.
Histology and Histopathology. 13(4):1155-1162.
- Naveen Agnihotri, William S Kisaalita and Charles H Keith. 1997.
Free Cyclic AMP Increases
in PC12 Cells on Depolarization. Journal of Neuroscience
- Pranava K Jha, Naveen Agnihotri and Rajesh Kumar. 1997. Long Cycles and Long
Paths in the Kronecker Product of a Cycle and a Tree. Discrete
Applied Mathematics. 74(2):101-121.
- Pranava K Jha, Naveen Agnihotri and Rajesh Kumar. 1996. On Edge Exchanges
in Hamiltonian Decompositions of Kronecker-product Graphs. Computers
and Mathematics with Applications. 31(2):11-19.
Neuroanatomy instructor at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of
Columbia University from 1997 to 2002, and from 2006 to present.
Membership in professional and other organizations:
- Member, Society for Neuroscience, since 1998.
- Student Member, IEEE, since 1990.
- Member, AAAS, since 1995.
- Executive member, Computer Society of DIT, India, 1993-94.
Other work experience:
- 1999-2001, principal database engineer and administrator for a web
services company based in New York. Wrote two database-backed
websites, Artpopuli and Digital Echo, and built and configured
the Linux Server and Oracle database installation
that supported them.
- Geometrical transformation of digital images: As a six-month computer
graphics project, developed and implemented a new algorithm for
general-purpose transformation of digital images, which performs
better (and faster) than other existing algorithms.
- Software for Chromatography: As a professional venture, developed a
fully functional software that forms a data acquisition and on-line
processing system for a gas/liquid chromatograph. This work, done as
a summer project in 1992, involved extensive and exhaustive study
of the principles and practices of modern chromatography.
- Comprehensive and extensive experience of simulation and modeling,
and programming using various high and low level languages like
C/C++, java, perl, tcl, assembly etc.
Honors and Awards:
- One of ten recipients of the AAAS Denise Weiner Memorial Fund,
to attend the 1995 AAAS meeting and Annual Exposition in Atlanta, GA.
- Graduate School Award, University of Georgia, 1994-1995.
- Graduate School Award, University of Georgia, 1995-1996.
- Dean's assistantship enhancement based on merit, University of
- First prize, INTECH '93, national-level paper presentation
contest, Regional Eng. College, Kurukshetra, India.
- Best paper award, DITECH '93, IEEE student conference, Delhi
Institute of Technology, Delhi, India.
- President, Graduate Student Club, Dept of Engineering,
University of Georgia.
- Editor, "Silika", magazine of the Computer Society, DIT for 1993-94.
- Sports: Tennis, Chess, Badminton, Table tennis.
- Music/Drama: Classical Instrumental (percussion), short plays.