I've accepted a tenure-track position at UCSD in the Department of Cognitive Science! Beginning 2014 I'll be Assistant Professor of Computational Cognitive Science and Neuroscience.
My research on brainSCANr was recently featured in a Forbes article on Paul Allen and the Allen Institute.
Man, the zombie thing is just getting out of hand. I love it. Here are articles profiling my zombie brain "research" with Tim Verstynen in both the Chronicle of Higher Education and by the American Academy of Neurology.
I was named a Finalist for the AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science. It's not as good as a win, but I'll take it.
You may also have heard that I was working as data scientist for the San Francisco-based on-demand car service company, Uber during the summer of 2011. That got me some attention as an "Edge Thinker" in Forbes.
I've also got three new papers in publication in 2012.
A Method for Event-related Phase/Amplitude Coupling. Voytek B, Mark D'Esposito, Nathan Crone, Knight RT. NeuroImage.
* Why I think it's cool
Prefrontal Cortex Lesions Impair Object-Spatial Integration. Voytek B, Soltani M, Pickard N, Kishiyama MM, Knight RT. PLoS ONE.
* Why I think it's cool
Automated Cognome Construction and Semi-automated Hypothesis Generation. Voytek JB, Voytek B. J Neurosci Methods (PDF).
The second paper is co-authored with my wife Jessica and associated with our website, brainSCANr.
I was given the opportunity to write a theoretical treatment of this manuscript for the O'Reilly Radar titled Automated science, deep data and the paradox of information.
Bloated CV is bloated.
Since September 2011 I have been a Post-doctoral Fellow working under the guidance of Prof. Adam Gazzaley at UCSF.
In May 2010 I received my Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of California, Berkeley working with my advisor, Prof. Robert T. Knight.
From June 2010-June 2011 I worked as a Post-doctoral Researcher with Prof. Mark D'Esposito.
Between June 2011 and August 2011 I worked with my friends over at Uber as their data scientist, writing (what I thought were) amusing, data-driven blog posts (among other, more serious roles).
But neuroscience is my driving force.
In my research I study the role that neuronal oscillations play in human cognition, with a specific focus on neuroplasticity and network communication. I can only hope this research is some day helpful for people in need.
Here you'll find my professional CV, a list of my publications, and other professional stuff related to me being a brain guy. This CV is HUGE, by the way... definitely over-complete. But it's a good way for me to remember everything I've done.
For some of my papers I've also included a link to a short write-up about why I think the research is interesting. You don't have to read the paper, but hopefully these short pieces will give you an idea of what I'm doing and why. I've also included a direct link to the published version of the manuscript when possible.
Here's a talk I gave in late 2011 at the Android Open conference regarding my Uber/neuroscience work:
In April 2010 I was invited to give a talk at TEDxBerkeley, which is part of TED's local conference series. The video of that talk is available on YouTube below:
Below is a video of a talk I gave at Google as part of their AtGoogleTalks tech talks series.
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