Juan Carlos Farah joined the Blanke Lab as postdoctoral researcher

© 2024 EPFL

© 2024 EPFL

Juan Carlos will work on new methods using AI and large language models for cognitive neuroscience research 

Juan Carlos Farah received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Harvard University followed by a Master of Science in Computing at Imperial College London. He then obtained his PhD in Robotics, Control, and Intelligent Systems at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), where he worked on tools and frameworks for integrating conversational agents into digital education platforms. As a software engineer, he developed mobile applications and web platforms for education, as well as pipelines for preprocessing neuroimaging data and libraries for estimating information-theoretic measures. His research focuses on the intersection of human-computer interaction, social neuroscience, and information theory, studying the effects of equipping artificial intelligence with anthropomorphic traits.

Juan Carlos joins the LNCO to incorporate conversational agents based on large language models into neuroscientific and neuropsychological research methods, in particular for the study of hallucinations and the interview of patients with Parkinson’s disease or dementia.

Welcome to the lab Juan Carlos!