Nick Alonso

Graduate Student (CogSci)

Cognitive Sciences Science, University of California, Irvine

I received a dual B.S. degree in computational cognitive science and philosophy from University of Michigan in 2017. In 2019, I received my M.A. in neurophilosophy from Georgia State University. I am now pursuing my Ph.D. in cognitive science at UC Irvine and am co-advised by Emre Neftci and Megan Peters. My research focuses on linking ideas from predictive coding theory and deep learning. This research involves developing neural network architectures that learn generative models using unsupervised and self-supervised learning algorithms. I also have an interest in consciousness and have been exploring ideas about how the brain may model itself and its relation to the world.


  • Computational Neuroscience
  • Deep Generative Models