Max Shinn's Homepage


I am interested in using mathematical, statistical, and computational tools to understand the brain. I work on spatial and temporal autocorrelation, changing evidence during decision-making, generalized drift diffusion models, connectomics, and software verification

I am currently a postdoc with Kenneth Harris and Matteo Carandini at UCL. I did my PhD with John Murray and Daeyeol Lee at Yale, and my master’s with Ed Bullmore at Cambridge.

List of publications on Google Scholar.


Also see my Github. All software listed here is available under the GNU GPLv3 unless otherwise specified.


Audio files and instrumental parts are available upon request. All music is available under the Creative Commons BY-SA.


What’s with the domain name?

It’s a pun.



I extend an open invite to email me. I love talking to people who use my software, as well as receiving questions, comments, and (especially) criticisms about my work. We can meet in person if you are in the London area. (Idea blatently stolen from Hillel Wayne and Simon Willison.)

Alternatively, you can send me an anonymous message.