Wilka Carvalho Aspiring Brain and Machine Learning Scientist

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My name is Wilka Torrico De Carvalho. I am currently a machine learning research intern at Visa Research. Prior to this, I completed a master's in computer science at the University of Southern California under the supervision of Professor Yan Liu. Before that, I completed a bachelor's in physics at Stony Brook University under the supervision of Professor Axel Drees.

Research Interests

I am interested in understanding behavior and cognition from a computational, algorithmic, and physical perspective. This manifests as an interest in topics ranging from Bayesian nonparametrics to deep reinforcement learning to spiking neural networks. I hope to use my research on the brain to combat societal issues like social stereotyping.


If you are a young scholar looking for advice on pursuing research, applying for fellowships, or entering the fields of machine learning, computational cognitive science, or computational neuroscience (or any intersection), please feel free to reach out to me for advice! This is especially true for those that come from marginalized groups--especially those that are Black and Hispanic!

You can contact me at wcarvalho92[at]gmail.edu

Below you can find my three latests blog posts.









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