Systems, Analysis and Computational Sciences

Koen Dijkstra

got his Master’s degree at the University of Twente and is now continuing as a PhD student at the chair of Applied Analysis at the department of Applied Mathematics.

His main research interest is dynamical systems theory in neuroscience and his research project is titled ‘Neural dynamics in the energy deprived brain’. The loss of energy supply to the brain rapidly, as seen during stroke or brain injury, comprises its function due to a complex interaction of processes. The goal of the project is to derive a mathematical model which investigates these processes with the ultimate goal of reducing the brain damage after these events. Supervisors are prof. dr. Stephan van Gils (Applied Analysis) and prof. dr. ir. Michel van Putten (Clinical Neurophysiology).

PhD. thesis defense : 03 March 2017