Alireza Hashemi is a systems neuroscientist at MIT. He obtained his PhD in Neuroscience from McGill University, where he worked on the primate visual system. His current research focuses on examining the computational basis of learning and decision making. His approach focuses on the complementarity between human and machine learning, leveraging behavioural sciences to derive valuable insights for machine learning.
Brooke Struck is Research Director at The Decision Lab. He holds a doctorate in philosophy of science. His dissertation research focused on the relationship between quantitative and qualitative research methods, and the relationship between research and other social systems such as language, history and politics. Since finishing his academic work, Dr. Struck has worked in science & innovation policy, first within the Canadian federal government, and then subsequently in the private sector at Science-Metrix. In recent years, he has been researching the interface of big data analytics with organizational decision-making structures, especially in policy-making contexts.