Andrea Stocco, Ph.D.

Associate Professor



Education

Ph. D. in Psychology, University of Trieste, Italy, April 2005.
“Laurea” (equivalent to M. S.) in Communication Sciences, University of Trieste, Italy, November 2001

Academic Positions Held

09/2019 – Present Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Washington
09/2019 – Present Adjunct Associate Professor, Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering
06/2015 – 09/2019 Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Washington
07/2012 – 05/2015 Research Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Washington
September 2010 – present Research Scientist, Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences, University of Washington.
January 2009 — September 2010 Special Research Faculty, Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University
September. 2008 — December 2008 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
September 2005 — September 2008 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University

Professional Memberships

Cognitive Science Society, Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures Society (BICA).

Professional Services

Founder: Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures Society

Director: Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures Society (2010-2011)

Reviewer: Artificial Intelligence, Behavioral and Brain Functions, Cognition, Cognitive Science, Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures, Cortex, Journal of Artificial General Intelligence, Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, Journal of Cognitive Systems Research; Neuropsychologia, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Psychological Review, PLoS ONE.

Action Editor: Journal of Cognitive Systems Research (2007)

Program Committee: Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (2009), International Conference on Cognitive Modeling (2006-present), European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (2006).

Chairing/Organizing: International Conference on Cognitive Modeling (2006), Twelfth ACT-R Workshop, Trieste, Italy (2005).

Founder and Director: Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures Society (2010-2011).

Patents

2017 Stocco, A. Losey, D. M., M., Abernethy, J. A., & Rao, R. P. N. Sensory Input Through Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation. US Patent 20170113056.

Awards

2012 - Invited Faculty, International College, Spring 2012 (IK2012).

2009 - Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA: Brain Imaging Research Center Young Investigator Pilot Study Award.
2001 - University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy: “Dignita’ di stampa” (rarely conceded only to outstanding research dissertations)

Selected Media Coverage

  • “Brain-to-Brain Communication Is Closer Than You Think”, Popular Mechanics, June 7, 2016, http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/a21220/brain-brain-communication
  • “I’m creating telepathy technology to get brains talking”, New Scientist, March 2nd, 2016, https://goo.gl/eYXiL7
  • “Learning a second language trains your brain for math”, Pacific Standard, September 28, 2014, http://goo.gl/fbcm8P
  • “Mind meld? Scientist uses his brain to control another guy's finger”, NBC, August 27, 2013, goo.gl/M7p4nL
  • “Researcher remotely controls colleague's body with brain”, USA Today, August 27, 2013 (Front page, A1), goo.gl/ANpWQR
  • “Mind Melds Made Real" (#13 in the Top 100 science stories of the year), Discover Magazine, Jan/Feb 2014, http://goo.gl/57xSKQ
  • “Mind melds” (#6 on the "Top 10 ideas to change the world") CNN, http://goo.gl/YWdUP0
  • “The Human Brain-to-Brain Interface” (#1 in the list of “Top 5 Neuroscience Breakthroughs of the Year”), The Connectome, http://goo.gl/LHpT2o