Tara Pirnia

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B.S. in Neuroscience at the UCLA

I am a graduate student advised by Drs. Leila Wehbe and Bonnie Nozari in the joint Neural Computation and Machine Learning Ph.D. program at Carnegie Mellon University. Concurrently, I am an M.D. candidate at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Previously, I completed a B.S. in Neuroscience at the University of California, Los Angeles. My graduate research investigates how machine learning approaches can inform models of language processing in the brain. I am currently focused on understanding decoding the modulation of neural activity underlying word production by contextual interference.