The steering committee guides and advises the Director and Assistant Director of the Institute in the development and implementation of research, dissemination, and training activities that support our vision and mission. The committee includes senior faculty from across The Johns Hopkins University and is chaired by Director Janak.
I am interested in the human capacity for identifying, categorizing, evaluating, and interacting with objects. I aim to understand the neural algorithms that make object vision possible.
I am interested in learning, communication, and cognition in autism, Alzheimer’s disease, head injury, pure amnesias, and other acquired and developmental brain disorders.
I am interested in the regulation of neurotransmitter receptors and brain function in health and disease.
I am interested in behavioral and neural mechanisms of associative learning.
I am interested in the application of information theoretic methods to human language technologies such as automatic speech recognition, machine translation and natural language processing.
I am interested in how children and adults develop and use knowledge of the spatial world around them, how they learn language, and how their knowledge of space and language interact.
I am interested in computer vision and image understanding.
I am interested in identifying the roles of various neural signaling pathways in the controls of food intake and body weight and how these systems go awry in obesity and eating disorders.
I am interested in spatial skills, individual differences, and mechanisms of learning, couched in the broad context of understanding the characterization and needs of the individual learner.