From a brief glimpse of a complex scene, we recognize people and objects, their relationships to each other, and the overall gist of the scene – all within a few hundred milliseconds and with no apparent effort. What are the computations underlying this remarkable ability and how are they implemented in the brain? To address these questions, my research bridges recent advances in machine learning with human behavioral and neural data to provide a computationally precise account of how visual recognition works in humans.
I am currently research group leader of the Cognitive Computational Neuroscience Lab at Justus-Liebig University Giessen. I am also a research affiliate at the Center for Brains, Minds and Machines at MIT. Previously, I was a postdoctoral researcher at MIT where I worked with Nancy Kanwisher. During my first Postdoc at CNRS-CerCo I worked with Leila Reddy and Weiji Ma. I completed my PhD at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics under the supervision of Isabelle Bülthoff, Johannes Schultz and Justin Gardner.
If you are interested in pursuing a Phd or postdoc in my lab, please get in touch.