Dr. Iris Groen will join the UvA’s Informatics Institute as an assistant professor in September 2020. She is appointed as a MacGillavry Fellow.
Dr. Groen obtained her PhD at the UvA at the department of Brain and Cognition of the Psychology Research Institute under supervision of Steven Scholte, Sennay Ghebreab and Victor Lamme, followed by post-docs in the United States at the National Institute of Mental Health with Chris Baker and New York University with Jonathan Winawer.
Dr. Groen performs interdisciplinary research at the interface of computer vision and cognitive neuroscience, aimed at understanding naturalistic perception in the human brain. To this end she uses computational models of vision to predict human perception and brain activity measured with human brain imaging techniques such as fMRI, EEG and ECoG. Her research at the IvI will start off with a VENI grant from NWO that will use deep neural network models to better understand how the human brain extracts information about action affordances from the visual environment.
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