Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

I am keen to supervise MSc and PhD students interested in cognitive science related topics.

Particular interests for me are causality, active learning, control and hypothesis generation.

Personal profile


The central goal of my research is to better understand the algorithms, processes and representations that underpin human intelligence. I generally approach this problem by developing computational theories of human learning representation and control.  I design challenging and interactive tasks that distill elements of the challenges faced by natural cognition and have people and my models attempt to solve them. By comparing the behaviour of models to that of people, we can gain insight into the mechanisms that people use to to solve problems and adapt their behaviour. As well as helping to understand human intelligence, insights from my research inform the development of artificial systems capable of learning and behaving in more flexible and human-like ways.

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Education/Academic qualification

Experimental Psychology, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Constructing the world, University College London

Award Date: 19 Feb 2017

Computer Science, Master of Research, University College London

Award Date: 31 Oct 2013

Cognitive and Decision Sciences, Master of Science, University College London

Award Date: 31 Oct 2011

Philosophy, Bachelor of Arts, University of Glasgow

Award Date: 31 Oct 2009


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