Curriculum Vitae

My full CV is available as a pdf.

Current Position

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
The University of Texas, Austin, TX
Advisors: Dr. Alison Preston and Dr. Bradley Love

Education

2005-2011, Ph.D. in Psychology
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Dissertation: The Dynamics of Categorization: Rapid Categorization Unraveled
Advisor: Dr. Thomas Palmeri

2003-2005, M.S. in Computer Science
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Advisors: Dr. Aude Oliva and Dr. George Stockman

1999-2003, B.S. High Honors in Computer Science
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Honors and Awards

Best Poster Award, Austin Conference on Learning and Memory, 2015
Memory Disorders Research Society
Meeting Organizer, 2014
Object Perception, Attention, and Memory
Conference Organizer, 2012-2014
Jum Nunnally Dissertation Award, Psychology Department, Vanderbilt University, 2011
Vanderbilt Dissertation Enhancement Grant, 2011
TDLC Trainee Small Grant, 2011
Cognitive Science Society Annual Meeting Student Travel Grant, 2009
Pat Burns Memorial Student Research Award, 2008
Golden Greeble Travel Award, Perceptual Expertise Network, 2007
William F. Hodges Teaching Assistant Award, Vanderbilt University, 2007
Learning Sciences Institute Fellow, Vanderbilt University, 2005-2010

Grants

The Mutual Influence of Attention and Learning in Acquiring Knowledge, 2013-present Postdoctoral Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA, NIMH/NIH (F32 MH100904)

Building successful knowledge: Linking hippocampal function to computational models of learning, 2015
The University of Texas at Austin Imaging Research Center Pilot Grant (10022015b)

Publications

A full list of my publications are found on the Publications page.

Teaching Experience

The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
Fall 2015 – Instructor, “Matlab Short Course”, Department of Statistics and Data Sciences
May 2015 – Instructor, “Intro to Matlab”, UT Summer Statistics Institute
Spring 2015 – Instructor, “Matlab Short Course”, Department of Statistics and Data Sciences
Fall 2014 – Instructor, “Matlab Short Course”, Department of Statistics and Data Sciences

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
Fall 2009 – Grader, “Introduction to Psychology” (Dr. Leslie Kirby)
Spring 2007 – Teaching Assistant, “Principles of Experimental Design” (Dr. Thomas Palmeri)
Fall 2006 – Teaching Assistant, “Principles of Experimental Design” (Dr. Adriane Seiffert)

Professional Memberships & Affiliations

Society for Neuroscience, 2011-present
Vision Sciences Society, 2004-present
Cognitive Science Society, 2007-present
Perceptual Expertise Network, 2005-2011
Temporal Dynamics of Learning Center, 2007-2011

Ad-hoc Reviewer

Attention, Perception and Psychophysics; Cerebral Cortex; Cognition; Cognitive Science; Cortex; Current Biology; Journal of Experimental Psychology: General; Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance; Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition; Journal of Mathematical Psychology; Journal of Neuroscience; Journal of Vision; Nature Communications; NeuroImage; Neuron; Neuropsychologia; PLoS:Biology; PLoS:ONE; PNAS, Psychonomic Bulletin & Review; Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology; Visual Cognition; Vision Research