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HiPerCog comprises of multidisciplinary team of talents in computer science, cognitive science, statistics and related fields. Team's expertise covers state-of-the-art knowledge and skills in fields of information processing and artificial intelligence.
Lauri Ahonen

Lauri is a guy for science and mountains. He has years of experience in neuroscience and data science. He has PhD in studying cognition and information processing. His PhD is about psychophysiological measures of stress and performance. He has since worked in business in data scientist roles which provide foundation for focusing what’s relevant. Both sides, on the other hand grasping human mind, and on the other the mathematical methods, are the key for unique skillset that allow implementing overarching solutions, manage the bigger picture, and generate valuable insights.

Ben Cowley

Ben is an Associate Professor for AI in Learning and Education, and a Docent (adjunct professor) of cognitive science. He obtained a Bachelors in ICT from Trinity College Dublin in 2003, and defended his PhD in Computer Science at the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland, in 2009. In 2015 Cowley obtained the title of Docent from the Cognitive Science unit, University of Helsinki, and remains affiliated there and with the Cognitive Brain Research Unit.

Elizaveta Kuznetsova

Elizaveta is a PhD researcher on the CLIC doctoral program. She obtained her Master’s degree in Cognitive Psychology in 2020 from National Research University Higher School of Economics (NRU HSE), Moscow, Russia. Her current PhD project involves studying neural correlates of attention-deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults with an ultimate aim to translate theoretical findings into clinical practice, in particular to develop new neurofeedback treatment protocols to target identified correlates of adult ADHD.

Natalia Postnova

Natalia joined the lab in 2021 as a postdoctoral researcher. She completed her PhD and MA in Kyushu University (Japan) in the area of perceptual psychology and psychophysics, and her specialist studies (BA+) in Saint Petersburg University of Aerospace Instrumentation with an engineering degree in audiovisual equipment. She has solid background in audiovisual perception and experience in experimental design with audio and/or visual materials. Her current projects are focused on learning and communication.

Anna Ptukha

Anna is a doctoral researcher who joined the lab in 2021. She studies neurofeedback learning in ADHD and active perception. She is trained in applied mathematics and physics, and has over 7 years of international research experience in diverse fields of neuroscience. Anna is interested in translational medicine and believes that A) eye movements are key to various developmental disorders, B) the future lies in comprehensive research and precision medicine.

Guang Rong

Guang started as a doctoral researcher at the Faculty of Educational Sciences in 2022. He completed his bachelor and master studies in clinical medicine at Liaoning university of traditional Chinese medicine (China), and completed his 1st doctoral study in pre-clinical medicine at Beijing University of Chinese medicine (China), focusing on nowcasting influenza outbreak in data-driven approaches. In the past 4 years, he had been working as a lecturer in medical statistics in Beijing City University. He is currently working on the GUESSED project, developing models that help skiers make expert-level decisions in avalanche terrain.

Tuisku Tammi

Tuisku is a doctoral researcher in cognitive science, and has the focus of research is modelling learning in dynamic tasks with uncertainty. They have a strong background in experimental design and data analysis, and is familiar with a range of methods, from eye-tracking to EEG and other physiological signals