I am a PhD student in the Space & Memory lab and at the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre at University College London, supervised by Neil Burgess. I am interested in what kind of algorithms and representations the brain uses for navigation, learning and memory. In particular, I study the hippocampus, a brain area that contains a ‘‘cognitive map’’ of physical and abstract space. My work combines neuroscience and machine learning, focussing on how the hippocampus learns representations of states and uncertainty that help us learn more efficiently.
For a very short presentation on what I have been working on recently, click here to see my Spotlight presentation at the 2020 ICLR Bridging AI and Cognitive Science workshop.
If you read Dutch, also check out my writing in the Dutch Review of Books (de Nederlandse Boekengids).
Before starting my PhD, I obtained undergraduate degrees in Natural Sciences and Neuroscience at the University of Amsterdam and a master’s in Brain and Mind Sciences at UCL combined with Sorbonne Université and Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris.