I’m a Cuban-born, German-bred computational cognitive neuroscientist with an interdisciplinary background ranging from polymer chemistry to machine learning. My past research includes thesis work on the neural dynamics of consciousness at the University of Cambridge’s Consciousness and Cognition Laboratory, dynamical modeling of sensorimotor tasks using iEEG/sEEG, and studies on superinfection exclusion in mycobacteriophage lysogens.
I currently work as a Comp. Neuro. specialist at the Moxon Neurorobotics Laboratory at UC Davis, where I am also a member of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. Beyond that, I’m involved with communities dedicated to science communication and education, most notably as the real-time communications lead for Neuromatch Academy, and the administrator of /r/neuroscience, a community of about 100,000 researchers, students, and enthusiasts.
My other interests include art history, literature, politics, veganism, philosophy, chess, and video games.