I am a neuroscientist with a background in neuroimaging, social psychology, eye tracking, programming, machine learning and bioinformatics. I am currently interested in investigating the role of domain specific risk taking in creativity. As an engineer and a neuroscientist, I am driven by a desire to understand how creative individuals make risky decisions when faced with uncertain scenarios.
I am currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh. In 2017, I obtained a doctorate in Cognitive neuroscience and Psychology and worked as a Marie Curie Fellow at the University of Plymouth on the project “The Risky Side of Creativity”. In the past, I have been employed as a senior research fellow in a leading neuroscience institution in India on a project that was aimed at investigating how mathematical notations and symbols modulate attention networks in the brain (2010-2013). As a part of my master’s degree in information technology and engineering, I have developed and published a support vector machine based software toolkit for prediction of micro-RNAs in human genome (2008-2010) [for more info, please refer to publications above].
I have used Psychopy, E-basic + E-studio (E-prime) and Presentation to support my research in the past. I have developed a software toolkit for machine learning based classification of human genome and a Matlab Toolbox for automated dynamic causal model generation. I have an experience in designing, collecting and analysing neuroimaging (functional MRI), eye tracking and behavioural data from human participants. I use both Bayesian and Frequentist statistical analysis techniques to complement my research (R, SPSS & JASP).
Co-founder and Co-organiser of CogNovo seminar series, student representative for Marie Curie Fellows, mentor for bachelors and masters research students.
I am an engineer with a master's degree in information technology from Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad, India. I obtained my bachelors degree in the field of biotechnology.