Research Assistant Positions: Biological and Artificial Intelligence (Kreiman)

Research Assistant Positions: Biological and Artificial Intelligence (Kreiman)
Prof. Gabriel Kreiman, Kreiman Lab, Children’s Hospital / Medical School
fall 2018

Our lab is interested in elucidating how neural circuits compute and building biologically-inspired Artificial Intelligence. To this end, we combine behavioral measurements, invasive neurophysiological recordings in the human brain and computational neuroscience models. The main topics of investigation center around visual recognition, learning, and memory. Within visual recognition, current projects include studying the mechanisms of pattern completion, visual search, context and task dependence, spatiotemporal integration and building machines that can see and interpret the world the way we do. Within learning and memory, current projects include studying real life memories, understanding how medial temporal lobe circuits lead to memory consolidation, and building biologically plausible models for episodic memory formation. For examples of recent work, see http://klab.tch.harvard.edu/publications/publications.html. Requirements and Expectations: Skills required: Programming experience would be extremely useful (though not strictly required). Hours: Students are expected to work a minimum of 10 hours per week. Project Length: minimum of 6 months (the longer the more you will get out of it). Additional Information: See lab website at http://klab.tch.harvard.edu. Lab location is on the Longwood campus of the Medical School. Learning outcomes: machine learning, computer programming, data analysis methods, presentations, scientific writing. Mentoring: You will be mentored by Prof. Kreiman and by either a graduate student or postdoc in the lab. We expect to have biweekly meetings. You will be welcome to join our lab meetings. Student Stipend: This is a volunteer position or for credit position. We would also be happy to help you apply for relevant fellowships, particularly for research during the summer. To Apply: send a copy of your CV by email to Professor Kreiman at gabriel.kreiman@tch.harvard.edu. (posted 9/2018)