Bradley Voytek is an Associate Professor in Cognitive Science, Data Science, and the Neurosciences Graduate Program at UC San Diego. He is an Alfred P. Sloan Neuroscience Research Fellow and National Academies Kavli Fellow, and a founding faculty member of the UC San Diego Data Science major and the Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute. He was also the first Data Scientist at Uber in 2011 where he helped build their Data Science team. His lab studies neural oscillations by combining large-scale data mining and machine learning techniques with hypothesis-driven experimentation. He is also a “zombie brain expert” along with friend and fellow neuroscientist Timothy Verstynen, with whom he cowrote the book Do Zombies Dream of Undead Sheep? by Princeton University Press.
Upcoming Abstract Summary
The Art of Parameterization
One of the most remarkable aspects of data science is the ability to quantify observations of the world around us and, by using analytic and machine learning approaches, infer physical laws and make predictions about the future. In this talk, I will draw on my experiences, both from my time in industry as well as from running a neuroscience research lab at UC San Diego, to examine the art of parameteriz