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Centre for Neurotechnology seminar from Zenna Tavares

Research Scientist, Data Science Institute and Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute, Columbia University

Please note that this talk has been postponed – new date to be confirmed.

Bio: Zenna Tavares is the inaugural Innovation Scholar in Columbia University’s Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute, Associate Research Scientist in the Data Science Institute, and Co-Founder of Basis Research. Zenna’s research aims to understand how humans reason, that is, how they come to derive knowledge from observing and interacting with the world. He also constructs computational and statistical tools that help advance his work on causal reasoning, probabilistic programming, and other areas. Prior to Columbia University, he was at MIT, where he received a PhD in Cognitive Science and Statistics and was a Postdoctoral Research researcher in the Computer Science Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL). Zenna’s work has received significant recognition including an International Fulbright Science and Technology Award for Outstanding Foreign Students.

The seminar will take place in person but attendees may also join remotely via Microsoft Teams. Advance registration is required. A link and instructions on how to access the event remotely are provided in your registration confirmation email and a reminder will be sent before the event.

There is no need to download the Microsoft Teams app if accessing the seminar via desktop or laptop as you can join via a browser, however if using a mobile device, you will need to download the Teams app in advance.