About me

I am a cognitive and vision scientist with extensive experience with software engineering and machine learning. After an MSc in natural computation, I took part in the excellent UCL CoMPLEX MRes+PhD programme, which allowed me to conduct four bioinformatics lab rotations followed by a three-year PhD. My doctoral work investigated, for the first time, the mechanisms of temporal visual search on dynamic natural scenes.

I also teach several undergraduate Psychology courses.

I am a strong proponent of open access, data and model sharing. Recent analysis has shown that the file drawer problem and the replication crisis are great blockers to the advancement of cognitive science. I believe that over the next decade we must develop more efficient ways of sharing results, models and theory over the Web.

"The chess-board is the world; the pieces are the phenomena of the universe; the rules of the game are what we call the laws of Nature. The player on the other side is hidden from us. We know that his play is always fair, and patient. But also we know, to our cost, that he never overlooks a mistake, or makes the smallest allowance for ignorance."
Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-95)

Every honest researcher I know admits he's just a professional amateur. He's doing whatever he's doing for the first time. That makes him an amateur. He has sense enough to know that he's going to have a lot of trouble, so that makes him a professional.
Charles Franklin Kettering (1876-1958)