One of the biggest mysteries that mankind has yet to solve is how the brain functions. Comprising the totality of our ability to interact with the world, the workings of the brain hold an almost mystical quality, even today. I am passionate about putting my mind, and my skills in machine learning, to the task of better understanding how the brain functions.

I am fascinated by how the brain is able to sift through the input it is given in order to generate a model of the world, and then to keep track of things in that world. A great example is human vision. Using the information we get from our eyes our brain can do things like detect objects, track moving objects, keep track of objects that are no longer in view, and predict the movement of things. 

After 7 years working for IBM on a variety of endeavors, the latest of which being IBM's Watson for Healthcare, I made the adventurous decision to pursue my interests in Neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence. I am currently a PhD candidate at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Muenchen (LMU) where I am a member of the Graduate School of Systemic Neuroscience (GSN) and performing research in the Biomimetic Robotics and Machine Learning (BRML) lab in coordination with the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience (BCCN).

Currently, I am using deep learning methods and tools to better understand how boid snakes are able to do the fascinating things they do.