Keith Kelleher, Ph.D.
Contact Information
Keith Kelleher
6241 Westin Drive
Madison, WI 53719
Software Development Experience
    Programming Languages
  • M (as in Mumps / Cache) : 2+ years, active
  • HTML/JavaScript/CSS : 7 years, active (including HTML5 / CSS3)
  • C# : 3 years, active
  • M (as in MATLAB) : 10+ years, inactive
    Software Packages
  • Microsoft Visual Studio
  • EpicStudio
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Weka (machine learning tools)
Work Experience
    Application Support Engineer - Epic
    January 2014 to present
  • Intersystems Cache server development and VB client development
  • Trained in C# / JavaScript for Web development
  • Working on the Long Term Care R&D team. I developed and PQA'd more than 200 development logs including enhancements and bug fixes (number current as of Sept 2016).
  • Responsibilities also include creating and reviewing designs, reviewing release notes, and mentoring new hires. I have three mentees that I am very proud of (out of three total).
    Research Associate : Systems Neurobiology Laboratories - The Salk Institute
    February 2011 to August 2014
  • Supervisor: Sascha du Lac, Ph.D.
  • Focus: Mechanistic analysis of the vestibular system
    Graduate Researcher : University of Houston
    August 2004 to August 2010
  • Co-mentor: Kresimir Josic, Ph.D.
  • Co-mentor: Peter Saggau, Ph.D.
  • Accomplishments:
    • I performed electrophysiology and imaging experiments with a 3D scanning multiphoton microscope. Additionally, I developed the analysis procedures to infer the electrical behavior of the entire dendritic tree, given a set of sparsely localized recording sites. This was done using a Monte Carlo Particle Filter, and Functional Data Analysis.
    • With Dr. Costa M. Colbert as my advisor, I performed MATLAB simulations examining the properties of an abstract cell model that learns by structural remodeling.
    University of California San Diego : Extension
  • Data Mining Certificate : December 2012
    Microsoft Certifications
  • Programming in HTML5 with Javascript and CSS3 Specialist : May 2013 #E283-5052
    National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
  • Keck Center Fellowship : Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience Training Program, Jan 2009 to Dec 2009
Algorithm Expertise
Linear algebra, signal processing, time-series analysis, GUI creation, model based analysis (Monte Carlo Particle Filtering), graphing and visualization, multivariate regression, classification, clustering, numerical prediction
Microscopy Skills
More than fourteen years experience with DIC imaging for visual patch clamp physiology. Extensive confocal imaging for immunocytochemistry using Olympus FluoView, as well as two years performing optical Ca2+ recordings using a AOD-based three-dimensional multiphoton scanning microscope.
    University of Houston, Houston, Texas
    Ph.D., Biology & Biochemistry (August 2010)
  • Dissertation Topic : Spatio-Temporal Information Processing in Single Neurons

  • Post-baccalaureate Student (January 2002 - August 2004)
  • Emphasis on Math and Computer Science
    Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
    B.S., Psychology (May 1998)
  • Minor in Chemistry
Teaching Experience
    University of Houston, Houston, Texas
    Instructional Assistant (August 2004 - May 2005, January 2010 to May 2010)
  • I taught laboratory sections of both Introductory Biology I and II. These classes consisted of 26-28 students who were guided through hands-on experiments that illustrated general concepts in Biology, Genetics, Evolution, Microbiology, etc.
    Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida Teaching Assistant (January 1997 - December 1997)
  • Under the supervision of Stan Warmath, M.S., I served as a teaching assistant for the lab portion of Physiological Psychology, where students learned the detailed anatomy of the brain. I also fulfilled the same role for the class Applied Computing in Psychology.
  1. Pnevmatikakis EA, Kelleher K, Chen R, Saggau P, Josic K, Paninski L. Fast spatiotemporal smoothing of calcium measurements in dendritic trees. PLoS Comput Biol. 2012 Jun;8(6).
  2. Kelleher KJ, Hajdik V, Colbert CM, Josic K. Learning by structural remodeling in a class of single cell models. J Comput Neurosci. 2008 Oct;25(2):282-95.
  3. Reddy GD, Kelleher KJ, Fink R, Saggau P. Three-dimensional random access mul- tiphoton microscopy for functional imaging of neuronal activity. Nat Neurosci. 2008 Jun;11(6):713-20.
  4. Heller DA, Garga V, Kelleher KJ, Lee TC, Mahbubani S, Sigworth LA, Lee TR, Rea MA. Patterned networks of mouse hippocampal neurons on peptide-coated gold surfaces. Biomaterials. 2005 Mar;26(8):883-9.