ALEX KELL

I'm a PhD student with Josh McDermott in the Computational Audition Lab. I'm in MIT's Department of Brain + Cognitive Sciences and affiliated with the Center for Brains, Minds, and Machines.

Broadly, I'm interested in auditory computation, neuroscience, and behavior -- and making links between all three. The two main lines of my PhD work focus on:
  1. Building better models of auditory cortical computation, using recent advances in deep learning.
    See our 2018 Neuron paper.

  2. Understanding how we robustly encode sound sources of interest in the presence of real-world background noise.
I'm funded by the DOE's Computational Science Graduate Fellowship. (See a blurb on my research here.)

Before grad school I worked in Nancy Kanwisher's lab, and before that I went to Dartmouth.

email: [first][last]@mit.edu
more info: my CV