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Jordan Ackerman

Jordan Ackerman

Jordan graduated from NYU in 2011 with a degree in East Asian Studies (Chinese). Since then he has built projects in education and language technology (eg: www.wordsurge.com). In 2016 Jordan began a PhD in Cognitive and Information Science at UC Merced...

Bhrigu Adlaka Adlaka

Bhrigu is a PhD student and researcher in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. His advisor is Dr.Mukesh Singhal.  He is interested in optimizing implementation of Machine Learning algorithms on Distributed Systems.

Imtiaz Ali

Imtiaz received his bachelor of science degree from UC Santa Barbara in Physics with a minor in Mathematics. He likes to hike, bike, run, and work out and try new food everywhere he goes. He is a second year Physics PhD student working in Dr. Ajay...

Jonathan Anzules

Jonathan Anzules

Jonathan is an immunologist focused on studying the dynamics of the immune system and autoimmune disease. Using flow cytometry and RNA-seq data, he will create a model of the early developmental stages of the immune system until the point of equilibrium...

Amin Boroomand

Amin Boroomand

Amin completed his bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Engineering at Isfahan University of Technology in Iran. He then moved to Italy to obtain his master’s degree in Bioinformatics at the University of Bologna, the oldest university in continuous...

Derek Hollenbeck

Derek Hollenbeck

Derek is a PhD Student in the Mechanical Engineering program at UC Merced that is advised by Dr. YangQuan Chen. Derek's research is focused on the use of small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS), both multirotors and fixed wing aircrafts, as scientific...

Taran Rallings

Taran Rallings

Taran is an aspiring paleoecologist with a passion for data and conservation. His PhD is in Quantitative and Systems Biology focusing on Cenozoic paleoecology and ecological modeling. His advisor is Justin Yeakel. He is part of the La Brea Food Webs...

Adolfo Ramirez-Aristizabal

Adolfo Ramirez-Aristizabal

Music composer/producer, jazz musician, and curator briefly describe Adolfo Ramirez-Aristizabal and his motivation behind his eclectic approach to the arts. Such motivation was taken into learning the interdisciplinary field of cognitive science, where...

Daniel Schloesser

Daniel Schloesser

Daniel Schloesser's research has been focused on investigating the dynamics of interpersonal coordination over the last five years. Specifically, he has been interested in how initial coordination dynamics develop into increasingly more stable...

​Thomas Thayer

Thomas completed his undergraduate at UC Merced with double major in Mechanical Engineering (M.E.) and Computer Science and Engineering (C.S.E.). He is currently studying Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS). His research interests include...

Amy Tomson

Ayme Tomson

Amy is a PhD student and researcher in Cognitive and Information Sciences. She works in the Interactive Cognition Lab and is advised by Dr Teenie Matlock.  Her research interests involve cognitive and computational linguistics with an emphasis on corpus...