I am a T.H Hildebrandt Research Assistant Professor (postdoc) in Mathematics at the University of Michigan.  My main interest is Computational Psychiatry, an emerging field that aims to place subjective beliefs and behavior within a mathematical framework. Currently, I propose and verify computational phenotypes of major mood disorders. My professional goal is to demonstrate these phenotypes more closely reflect underlying pathological processes, thereby strengthening subsequent inferences from clinical and biological studies.    

Recent Publications
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  1. Érdi P, Bhattacharya B, Cochran, A (Eds.) (2017). Computational neurology and psychiatry. Springer.
  2. Cochran AL, McInnis MG, Forger DB (2016). Data-driven classification of bipolar I from longitudinal course of mood. Translational Psychiatry. 6(10), e912. 
  3. Walch O, Cochran A, Forger DB (2016). A global quantification of "normal" sleep schedules using smart-phone data. Science Advances. 2(5), e1501705.

Contact information:
Department of Mathematics
University of Michigan
530 Church Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48105