ALEX KELL

I'm a PhD student in Brain & Cognitive Sciences at MIT, working with Josh McDermott.

In 2019, I'll be starting a postdoc in Elias Issa's lab at Columbia's Zuckerman Institute.

Broadly, I'm interested in auditory computation, neuroscience, and behavior -- and making detailed connections 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, and affiliated with the Center for Brains, Minds, and Machines.

Here's a blurb on my research, and here's a brief synopsis of the 2018 Neuron paper.

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