about me, pam osborn popp

I am a cognitive scientist interested in how humans and machines work together to learn, teach, and help each other. I graduated with my Ph.D. in Neuroscience at New York University in September, 2023. You can learn more about my education and career on my LinkedIn and see a full list of my publications on my Google Scholar. A selection of my software development work is publically available on my github page.

My dissertation work focuses on applying computational models to human learning and decision making. I design online games to study how people interact with a carefully designed environment. I compare how humans and AI agents plan and act, using the differences to understand human cognition through a computational lens. I'm also interested in machine teaching algorithms and how to optimize the process of learning through intelligent systems and serious games.

You can view my resume here or my academic CV here (pdfs open in new tab).

Check out my portfolio to see some of my more creative work.

I love teaching neuroscience, coding, drawing comics, making music, and playing video games. I live in Nashville, TN with my husband and our two cats.

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