I’m a PhD student in Computational Cognitive Science at Ernst-Strüngmann Institute for Neuroscience, in Cooperation with Max-Planck Society (Poeppel Lab), and University of Bristol (Generalisation in Mind and Machine). I work at the intersection of computer/cognitive/brain science.
My research takes a computational cognitive science approach to problems at the intersection of computer science, psychology, neuroscience, and philosophy. I focus on human and machine audition in particular, and on computational complexity in relation to cognitive capacities more generally. In practice, I work on developing and evaluating computational cognitive models as explanations for natural and artificial cognition, and use tools from theoretical computer science to expose their computational properties. I’m also interested in how we come up with such explanations, what makes them plausible and what makes them useful; that is, meta-theory and philosophy of science.
I’ve been involved in discussions lately (more than usual anyway) about how we make progress in neuroscience and cognitive science, and how the synergy is supposed to work. These issues have always been on my mind but it was just recently that we were encouraged to put our thoughts in writing.