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Bradley Voytek

Professor of Cognitive Science

Bradley Voytek is a Professor in the Department of Cognitive Science and the Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute at UC San Diego. He is an Alfred P. Sloan Neuroscience Research Fellow and a Kavli Fellow of the National Academies of Sciences, as well as a founding faculty member of the UC San Diego Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute and the Undergraduate Data Science program, where he serves as Vice-Chair. After his PhD at UC Berkeley he joined Uber as their first data scientist, when it was a 10-person startup, where he helped build their data science strategy and team. His neuroscience research lab combines large-scale data science and machine learning to study how brain regions communicate with one another, and how that communication changes with development, aging, and disease. In addition to his research, he is an advocate for promoting science to the public, and speaks extensively with students at all grade levels about the joys of scientific research and discovery. His With friend and fellow neuroscientist Tim Verstynen, he wrote the popular science book, "Do Zombies Dream of Undead Sheep?", by Princeton University Press.