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Alona Fyshe - University of Victoria, Computer Science Department . Victoria, BC, CA

Alona Fyshe

Assistant Professor | University of Victoria, Computer Science Department

Victoria, BC, CANADA

Machine Learning and the Neuroscience of Language Understanding

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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.

Industry Expertise (2)

Computer Software Research

Areas of Expertise (7)

Machine Learning Neuroscience and Language Computational Linguistics Natural Language Processing Data Analysis and Data Mining Data Science Computer Science

Accomplishments (1)

Canadian Institute For Advanced Research Global Scholar (professional)

2016-07-09

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
https://www.cifar.ca/assets/inaugural-cifar-azrieli-global-scholars-appointed/

Education (2)

Carnegie Mellon University: Ph.D., Machine Learning 2015

University of Alberta: B.Sc., Computing Science 2006

Languages (1)

  • English

Event Appearances (4)

Corpora, Cognition and Composition: Exploring Semantics in the Human Brain

CLSP Seminar  Johns Hopkins University

2016-02-17

The Semantics of Phrases and Sentences in the Human Brain

Research Seminar  University of British Columbia

2014-09-05

Decoding semantics from phrases and sentences using magnetoencephalography.

BioMAG  Halifax, NS

2014-08-26

Interpretable Semantic Vectors from a Joint Model of Brain- and Text- Based Meaning

Machine Learning Lunch  Carnegie Mellon University

2014-05-12

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