Our brains have an amazing ability to process and respond to what we see, hear, touch, and otherwise experience, but it's not immediately obvious how best to quantify this information in the brain. Lane's math research focuses on this problem - how can we analyze and model the electrical information that flows between the neurons of our brain? Lane uses a branch of mathematics called Information Theory, which quantifies information across a channel, as a tool for building a biophysical model of how our brains optimize this input of information.

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Lane's first and only year with SUPER-M lasted from 2011-12. As a Fellow, Lane partnered with Lori Oda from Hilo Union Elementary School.

Lane earned his Masters in Mathematics in 2012 and pursued his PhD at Stanford.