Shanahan Undergraduate and Post-bac Fellows

2022 Research Assistants

Miles Mahon

mentor Praveen Venkatesh

I’m a research assistant working with Praveen Venkatesh, moving between UW’s Computational Neuroscience Center and the Allen Institute. I’m currently working on measures of directed information in recurrent networks, looking at targeted interventions and context integration in decision-making tasks. I’m also broadly interested in social cognition and the development of moral reasoning. Outside of research I like to play music, chess, and indie video games.

Mozes Jacobs

Mentor Ryan Raut

I graduated with a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Washington. I am interested in deep generative modeling and studying how it can be used to help understand the dynamics of the world. My current research is on the problem of system identification for dynamical systems. Specifically, I am studying the applications of deep learning methods and approximate Bayesian inference methods (e.g. VAEs, hypernetworks, implicit distributions) to discovering stochastic differential equations from data. By developing these techniques further, we may be able to pull out SDE representations for some brain dynamics. In my free time, I enjoy playing with cat, watching TV, playing video games. I also do powerlifting.

A’Dawnah Pangelinan

Mentor Monica Liu