Monthly archive September, 2016
How a Machine Learner Should Approach a Neuroscientist

How a Machine Learner Should Approach a Neuroscientist

Image from Mitchell, Tom M., et al. “Predicting human brain activity associated with the meanings of nouns.” science 320.5880 (2008): 1191-1195. Machine learners are always on the prowl for new datasets to analyze. Neuroscientists are forever searching for new techniques to help make the most of their data. Naturally, there’s been an explosion of collaborations between...
How to choose a PhD advisor

How to choose a PhD advisor

Image from PhD comics www.phdcomics.com At CMU, and around the world, it’s that time of year again: when the new students pick their PhD advisors. Nicole and Alona both share the same PhD advisor, and both had the chance to work with other advisors before CMU.  Choosing an advisor is a tricky and important first...