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Hermann Riecke

Professor of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics


2145 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

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Hermann Riecke Research


Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics


Ph.D. Physics summa cum laude, University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany

Diploma Physics magna cum laude, University of München, München, Germany

Research Interests

Spatially extended dynamical systems; bifurcation theory with symmetry; complex patterns; spatiotemporal chaos; dynamics of neuronal networks with heterogeneous connectivity; information processing by neuronal networks in the olfactory bulb and the retina; adaptive neural networks

Selected Publications

    H. Choi, L. Zhang, M.S. Cembrowski, C.F. Sabottke, A.L. Markowitz, D.A. Butts, W.L. Kath, J.H. Singer, H. Riecke

    Intrinsic bursting of AII amacrine cells underlies oscillations in the rd1 mouse retina
    J. Neurophysiol. 112 (2014) 1491--1504.

    M.S. Cembrowski, S.M. Logan, M. Tian, L. Jia, W. Li, W.L. Kath, H. Riecke, J.H. Singer
    A Single, Distal Dendritic Location Underlies Action Potential-like Spiking in an Axonless Retinal Interneuron
    Cell Reports 1 (2012) 155.

    S.F. Chow, S.D. Wick, H. Riecke
    Neurogenesis Drives Stimulus Decorrelation in a Model of the Olfactory Bulb
    PLoS Comp. Biology 8 (2012) e1002398.

    T. Jarsky, M. Cembrowski, S.M. Logan, W.L. Kath, H. Riecke, J.B. Dem b, J.H. Singer
    A Synaptic Mechanism for Retinal Adaptation to Luminance and Contrast
    J. Neurosci. 31 (2011) 11003.

    C.B. Picallo and H. Riecke
    Adaptive Oscillator Networks with Conserved Overall Coupling: Sequential Firing and Near-Synchronized States
    Phys. Rev. E 83 (2011) 036206.

    M.T. Wiechert, B. Judkewitz, H. Riecke, R.W. Friedrich
    Mechanisms of Pattern Decorrelation by Recurrent Neuronal Circuits
    Nature Neurosci. 13 (2010) 1003-1010.

    S. D. Wick, M. T. Wiechert, R. W. Friedrich, H. Riecke
    Pattern Orthogonalization via Channel Decorrelation by Adaptive Networks
    J. Comput. Neurosci. 28 (2010) 29–45.

    J.M. Conway and H. Riecke,
    Superlattice Patterns in the Complex Ginzburg-Landau Equations with Multi-Resonant
    SIAM J. Appl. Dyn. Systems 8 (2009) 977