iris_stone_photoI am a third year graduate student at Princeton University pursuing a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, with a particular interest in quantitative and computational approaches to neuroscience.  I am also pursuing a supplemental graduate Certificate in Statistics and Machine Learning (CSML).

I am jointly advised by Jonathan Pillow and Ilana Witten. Broadly speaking, I am interested in using statistical modeling and machine learning to quantify animal behaviors and their underlying neural dynamics. My current work includes using latent variable models to identify the discrete structures underlying cognitive processes ranging from decision-making to exploration and social interaction in mice.

I earned my B.S. in Physics from George Mason University in December 2017. While there, I worked as a research assistant in the Vora Lab. During the summer of 2017, I participated in an NSF REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates). This took me to UCLA, where I spent 10 weeks working in the W.M Keck Center for Neurophysics.