- Program Years: 2014-2018
- Academic Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Field of Study: Computational Neuroscience
- Academic Advisor: Josh McDermott
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (2017)
A.B. Neuroscience, Dartmouth College, 2010
Ph.D. Neuroscience, MIT, 2019
Research Area: Computational Neuroscience
Personal URL: http://alexkell.org
Selected conference abstracts:
Kell A., McDermott J. Noise-robustness of cortical responses to natural sounds increases from primary to non-primary auditory cortex. San Diego, CA: Society for Neuroscience, November 2016. (Talk)
Kell A.*, Yamins D.*, Norman-Haignere S., McDermott J. Speech-trained neural networks behave like human listeners and reveal a hierarchy in auditory cortex. Salt Lake City, UT: Computational and Systems Neuroscience (COSYNE), February 2016.
Kell A.*, Yamins D.*, Norman-Haignere S., McDermott J. Functional organization of auditory cortex revealed by neural networks optimized for auditory tasks. Chicago, IL: Society for Neuroscience, October 2015. (Talk)
Kell A.*, Yamins D.*, Norman-Haignere S., Seibert D., Hong H., DiCarlo J., McDermott J. Computational similarities between visual and auditory cortex studied with convolutional neural networks, fMRI, and electrophysiology. St. PeteÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¬ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢s Beach, FL: Visual Science Society, May 2015.
Yamins D.*, Kell A.*, Norman-Haignere S., McDermott J. Using speech-optimized convolutional neural networks to understand auditory cortex. Salt Lake City, UT: COSYNE: Computational Systems Neuroscience, March 2015. (Talk)
Kell A.*, Yamins D.*, Norman-Haignere S., McDermott J. Deep neural networks trained on speech tasks predict auditory cortex responses to natural sounds. Baltimore, MD: Association for Research in Otolaryngology, February 2015.
Kell A.*, Yamins D.*, Norman-Haignere S., McDermott J. Similarities between deep neural networks trained on speech tasks and human auditory cortex. Cambridge, MA: Speech & Audio in the Northeast: SANE 2014, October 2014.
2017: International Conference on Auditory Cortex Travel Award
2017: Cosyne Presenters Travel Grant
2015: Vision Sciences Society Best Student Poster Award
2015: Association for Otolaryngology Travel Award
2015: Vision Sciences Society Travel Award
2014: NVIDIA Academic Hardware Donation Program (GPU donation)