Yesterday, I started my 4-year long Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowship. I will be based at the University of Cambridge (UK), the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive & Brain Sciences (Germany) and Stanford University (US).
From 25th Sept until 25th October, I am a visiting researcher in Prof. BT Thomas Yeo’s Computational Brain Imaging Group in Singapore. With him, I will be working on new and more unbiased ways of mining the cognitive neuroimaging literature and how to evaluate existing top-down cognitive ontologies using neuroadaptive Bayesian optimization.
Super exciting stuff and I am very grateful for having this opportunity!
I love this part:
Minutes later, Lorenz shows me a graph of Violante’s activity across different brain networks for each of the tests. It looks like one of Mark Rothko’s colourful paintings.
…. sounds like I am also doing some serious art business on the side!
Last month, I have been awarded a Doctoral Prize Fellowship by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). This scheme is intended to help universities attract and retain newly qualified PhD students to increase the impact of their PhD and help them to launch their careers. This will allow me to work as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Imperial College London for another year to pursue my research vision. I am very grateful for this opportunity!
I was selected to receive a Merit Abstract Award for the 2017 OHBM Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Canada (June 25-29, 2017) for my abstract: Fractioning frontoparietal brain networks using neuroadaptive Bayesian optimization.
I am very excited to present my work in form of an oral presentation on Thursday, 29th June in the “Executive Function” session. Feel free to drop by if you are in Vancouver!
According to the OHBM website the Merit Abstract award is for …
… particularly noteworthy abstract submissions whose peer-reviewed scores place them at the topmost tier of trainee abstract submissions.
Following our publication of the “Automatic Neuroscientist” in January 2016 our work was featured on Neuroskeptic’s blog. Neuroskeptic is a neuroscientist and pseudonymous neuroscience blogger. With over 80,000 followers on Twitter he became an important hub of science communication and scientific debate for the scientific community and beyond.
We’ve learned this week that computers can play Go. But at least there’s one human activity they will never master: neuroscience. A computer will never be a neuroscientist. Except… hang on. A new paper just out in Neuroimage describes something called The Automatic Neuroscientist. Oh.