Research

Broadly speaking, I research intelligence. My work focuses on systems composed of neurons. This encompasses both biological and artificial systems -- as well as mixed artificial-biological neural systems. I am particularly interested in general intelligence and all the implications of artificially creating a generally intelligent agent.Check out the interactive figure below to learn more.

I am advised by Lav Varshney. Using theoretical, computational, and experimental techniques, I am interested in exploring questions from as many perspectives as I can -- especially through the collaboration with groups of various backgrounds.

"If our small minds, for some convenience, divide this glass of wine, this universe, into parts—physics, biology, geology, astronomy, psychology, and so on—remember that nature does not know it! So let us put it all back together, not forgetting ultimately what it is for."

-Richard Feynman

This is a diagram displaying my core research interests. Click on an area to learn more about my interests and work in the area!

Check out the webpages of my research group and funding sources below!

Augmenting individual and collective intelligence by understanding computation in various forms

NSF NRT-HDR: Data and Informatics Graduate Intern-traineeship: Materials at the Atomic Scale

Mind in Vitro -- Computing with Living Neurons • Synthetic Neurocomputers for Cognitive Information Processing