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Curriculum Vitae

Current Through: January 2018

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Education

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Stanford University

2016 to Present

PhD Candidate, Neurosciences Ph.D. Program

Neuro AI Lab
PI: Dan Yamins
Vision & Perception Neuroscience Lab
PI: Kalanit Grill-Spector

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University of Southern California

2012 to 2016

B.S. with Honors in Computational Neuroscience

Minor in Computer Science

Cumulative GPA: 3.99

Image Understanding Lab
PI: Irving Biederman

Research

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USC Image Understanding Lab

2014 to 2016 | Irving Biederman, Ph.D.

Focus on computational modeling, psychophysical testing, and neuroimaging research on human visual perception, developmental prosopagnosia, and object recognition

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USC Emotion and Cognition Lab

2013 to 2014 | Dr. Mara Mather, Ph.D.

Focus on the interaction between aging and the locus-coeruleus norepinephrine system, models of attention, and neural correlates of biases in attention


Conference Presentations and Posters

  1. Biederman, I., Herald, S. B., Xu, X., Amir, O., Shilowich B. E., & Margalit, E.. (2015). Phonagnosia, a Voice Homologue to Prosopagnosia. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, St. Petersburg Beach, FL. May.
  2. Clewett, D., Lee, T.H., Greening, S. G., Ponzio, A., Margalit, E., & Mather M. (2015). Neuromelanin Marks the Spot: A Locus Coeruleus Substrate of Cognitive Reserve in Healthy Aging. USC Neuroscience Graduate Student Symposium, Los Angeles, CA. Jan.
  3. Biederman, I., Margalit, E., Tjan B.S., & Shah, M.P. (2016). What is actually affected by the scrambling of objects when localizing LOC? Talk presented at the Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, St. Petersburg Beach, FL. May.
  4. Margalit, E., Yue, X., & Biederman, I. (2016). Impaired Face and Non-face Discrimination in Developmental Prosopagnosics (DPs). Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, St. Petersburg Beach, FL. May.
  5. Irawan, I., Margalit, E., Herald, S.B., & Biederman, I. (2016). Vertices are Effective in Perceptual Grouping (and Ungrouping). Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, St. Petersburg Beach, FL. May.
  6. Biederman, I., Margalit, E., Tjan, B. S., & Shah, M. P. (2016). What is actually affected by the scrambling of objects when localizing LOC? Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Experimental Psychologists. Columbia University, New York. April.
  7. Biederman, I., Margalit, E., Maarek, R.S., Meschke, E.X., Shilowich, B.S., Hacker, C. M., Juarez, J.J., Seamans, T. J., & Herald, S.B. (2017). What is the Nature of the Perceptual Deficit in Congenital Prosopagnosia? Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, St. Petersburg Beach, Fl. May.
  8. Margalit, E., Lee, H., DiCarlo, J.J., & Yamins, D.L.K. (2018). Pinwheel-Like Iso-Orientation Domains in a Convolutional Neural Network Model? Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, St. Petersburg Beach, Fl. May.

Skills

Programming

  • Python
  • MATLAB
  • Bash
  • C/C++
  • Java
  • R
  • Psychtoolbox
  • HTML/CSS/JS | Example Here

Software

  • TensorFlow
  • FSL
  • Freesurfer
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Qualtrics

Methodologies

  • fMRI
  • Gabor Wavelet Modeling
  • Eye-Tracking
  • Behavioral/Psychophysical Research
  • Online surveys

Awards and Grants

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellow

2016 - 2021 | NSF fellowship recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines. [Link]

USC Trustee's Award Winner

2016 | Awarded for highest GPA among undergraduate males at the University.

Graduate Trainee, Stanford Mind, Brain, Computation and Technology
2018 | Traineeship awarded for the pursuit of multi-disciplinary research in the area of computational neuroscience

USC Neuroscience Outstanding Student of the Year
2016 | Awarded to USC's best neuroscience student with senior standing. [Link]

USC Brian Philip Rakusin Neuroscience Scholarship Award
2015 | Awarded to the top neuroscience major with sophomore or junior standing. [Link]

USC Discovery Scholar
2016 | Awarded to students who excel in the classroom while demonstrating the ability to create exceptional new scholarship. [Link]

USC Provost's Undergraduate Research Fellowship
6-time recipient [Link]

George H. Mayr Scholarship Foundation Scholarship
2015 | Awarded to outstanding students from California in the college of letters, arts, and sciences.

USC S.O.A.R. Grant
2015 [Link]

USC Dean's Scholar
2012 - 2016 | Quarter tuition scholarship to USC [Link]

Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
Inducted 2015

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