Max Shinn's Homepage


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

I am currently a research fellow 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. My undergrad is from the University of Minnesota.

List of publications on Google Scholar.

Talks available online:


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 invitation to email me, and I will try to respond promptly. I especially love talking to people who use my software, as well as receiving questions, comments, and constructive criticism 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.