Ali Hummos

Email: Ahummos [at] MIT [dot] edu
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I am a Postdoctoral research at MIT working with Michael Halassa and Guangyu Robert Yang on the interface between neuroscience and neural networks.


  • Neural network models of the thalamocortical circuits. 

  • Brain-inspired algorithms for continual learning, generalization and task discovery. "Thalamus" is an algorithm inspired from the thalamocortical circuit that solves an important machine learning problem. How to identify tasks in a stream of unlabelled data and jointly learn the most practical clustering of tasks based on similarity while simultanuously learning the tasks. 

  • Analogical reasoning in neural networks. A joint project with Michelanglo.

  • Context switching in Schizophrenia patients. In a collaboration with Mathew Nassar.