The road less traveled passes through some strange country, beautiful and inexplicable. My road has wound through high school records, college failures, start-up manias, experiments in isolation, snails (so many snails), college resurrections, tips-of-the-tongue, CIA sponsored nobilities, Ph.D. meanderings, motherhood(s?), and one rather astonishing bend in the road. Today, I'm the founder and Executive Director of Socos LLC, where we make people smarter, and a visiting scholar at the Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience at UC Berkeley, where we think deep thoughts about deep thinking.
Socos develops technologies that make people fundamentally smarter. We are an educational technology & data mining company based in San Francisco. We specialise in research and development of new technologies combining machine learning and learning sciences, providing Cognitive Analytics, Adaptive Learning and Educational Data Mining services.
Neural/cognitive systems employ representational codes derived from the multidimensional statistics of both exogenous and endogenous signals. Not surprisingly, our intuitions about the forms of these representations typically fail to capture their actual complexity. By working with information theoretic models of auditory computation I seek to analyze the role of more complex codes in human information processing.
As a visiting scholar at the Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience, I use the mathematical tools of machine learning to understand the human brain and study the capabilities of neural systems to design better artificial intelligence. My focus has been on speech processing, audio search and attention modeling. I have the privalege of exploring how the brain works with some amazing researchers.