Gabrielle O'Brien

Graduate Student

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Elle O’Brien is a computational scientist with a focus on neural engineering, biophysical modeling, and signal processing. She received her BA in Mathematics from Agnes Scott College and her MS in Neuroscience from the University of Washington. She has studied cochlear implants, binaural hearing, speech perception modeling and biological oscillators. Elle has also worked as a software developer and network administrator and codes recreationally; her most recent hobby is feeding large text files to neural networks and watching what comes out. As a member of the BDE Lab and a PhD student in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, her work concerns understanding the nature of auditory processing deficits in dyslexia and discovering the neural computations that underlie reading. Elle is an active science communicator who has spoken about auditory research on NPR and is currently focused on sharing science history.