Alona Fyshe is an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Victoria and a CIFAR Global Scholar. Alona received her BSc and MSc in Computing Science from the University of Alberta, and a PhD in Machine Learning from Carnegie Mellon University. Alona uses machine learning to leverage large amounts of text and neuroimaging data to understand how people mentally combine words to create higher-order meaning.
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Areas of Expertise (7)
Canadian Institute For Advanced Research Global Scholar (professional)
The CIFAR Global Scholar award funds researchers within five years of their first academic appointment, helping them build research networks and develop essential skills needed to become leaders in global research
Carnegie Mellon University: Ph.D., Machine Learning 2015
University of Alberta: B.Sc., Computing Science 2006
Event Appearances (4)
Corpora, Cognition and Composition: Exploring Semantics in the Human Brain
CLSP Seminar Johns Hopkins University
The Semantics of Phrases and Sentences in the Human Brain
Research Seminar University of British Columbia
Decoding semantics from phrases and sentences using magnetoencephalography.
BioMAG Halifax, NS
Interpretable Semantic Vectors from a Joint Model of Brain- and Text- Based Meaning
Machine Learning Lunch Carnegie Mellon University