Olivia Guest
CONTACT
Email: contact@oliviaguest.com
Website: oliviaguest.com
Blog: neuroplausible.com
GitHub: oliviaguest
Twi???er: @o_guest
ORCID: 0000-0002-1891-0972
PROFESSIONAL
EXPERIENCE
ReScience Journal ??? Associate Editor 2016???
So???ware Sustainability Ins???tute, UK ??? Fellow 2016 2016???
Department of Experimental Psychology, University College London, UK
Postdoctoral Researcher 2016???
Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, UK
Postdoctoral Researcher 2014???2016
??? Created models for category learning in infancy.
??? Tutored on the Language and Cogni???on module.
??? Ran and developed the Block Prac???cal: Connec???onist Models and Cogni???ve
Processes.
Department of Psychological Sciences, Birkbeck, UK
Graduate Teaching Assistant 2010???2014
??? Taught on a range of courses within psychological sciences.
??? Was trained to evaluate, mark, invigilate, and support part-???me, mature, and
full-???me students.
??? Managed the SONA system.
??? Organised and led the Centre for Cogni???on, Computa???on and Modelling???s
seminar.
PUBLICATIONS Guest, O., Love, B. C. (2017). What the Success of Brain Imaging Implies about the
Neural Code. eLife, 6:e21397.
Guest, O., Rougier, N. P. (2016). What is computa???onal reproducibility? IEEE CIS
Newsle???er on Cogni???ve and Developmental Systems, 13 (1).
Guest, O. (2016). Crisis in What Exactly?. The Winnower.
Love, B. C., Kope??, ??., Guest, O. (2015). Op???mism Bias in Fans and Sports Reporters.
PLoS ONE, 10 (9).
Cooper, R. P., Guest, O. (2014). Implementa???ons are not speci???ca???ons: speci???ca???on,
replica???on and experimenta???on in computa???onal cogni???ve modeling. Cogni???ve Systems
Research, 27, 42???49.
Guest, O., Cooper, R. P., Davelaar, E. J. (2014). [High-Level Cogni???on]. The In???uence
of Implementa???on on ???Hub??? Models of Seman???c Cogni???on. In J. Mayor, P. Gomez
(Eds.), Computa???onal Models of Cogni???ve Processes (pp. 155???169). World Scien??????c.
Guest, O., Cooper, R. P., Davelaar, E. J. (2012). Seman???c Cogni???on: A Re-examina???on
of the Recurrent Network ???Hub??? Model. In Proceedings of the Ninth Interna???onal
Conference on Cogni???ve Modelling. Berlin, Germany. April. (pp. 259???264). Berlin,
Germany. April. Universit??tsverlag der TU Berlin.
EDUCATION Birkbeck, UK 2010???2014
Ph.D., Psychological Sciences, Sep 2014
??? Thesis: Towards a Uni???ed Computa???onal Account of Seman???c Impairments
??? Primary Supervisor: Prof. Richard P. Cooper
??? Secondary Supervisor: Dr. Eddy J. Davelaar
University College London, UK 2009???2010
M.Sc., Cogni???ve and Decision Sciences (Dis???nc???on), Sep 2010
??? Thesis: Modelling Seman???c Memory & Its Impairments Following Neural Damage
??? Supervisor: Prof. Richard P. Cooper
The University of York, UK 2006???2009
B.Sc., Computer Science, Jun 2009
CONFERENCES 15th Annual Summer Interdisciplinary Conference (ASIC 2016)
Selva, Val Gardena, Italy 3???8 Jul 2016
??? Talk: What the Success of Brain Imaging Implies about the Neural Code.
14th Annual Summer Interdisciplinary Conference (ASIC 2015)
Mammoth Lakes, California, USA 10???15 Jul 2015
??? Talk: Op???mism Bias in Novice and Expert Sport Forecas???ng.
13th Neural Computa???on and Psychology Workshop (NCPW 13)
BCBL, San Sebas???an, Spain 12???14 Jul 2012
??? Talk: Exploring the in???uence of architecture and learning algorithm on the breakdown
of the ???hub??? model of seman???c cogni???on.
11th Interna???onal Conference on Cogni???ve Modeling (ICCM 2012)
Technische Universit??t Berlin, Berlin, Germany 12???15 Apr 2012
??? Poster: Seman???c Cogni???on: A Re-examina???on of the Recurrent Network ???Hub???
Model.
??? Won best student poster prize (e100).
INVITED TALKS Centre for Language Studies
Radboud University, The Netherlands 8 Mar 2017
??? Talk: What the Success of Brain Imaging Implies about the Neural Code.
London Judgement and Decision Making Seminars
University College London, UK 8 Feb 2017
??? Talk: What the Success of Brain Imaging Implies about the Neural Code.
Summer???eld Lab
University of Oxford, UK 23 Nov 2016
??? Talk: What the Success of Brain Imaging Implies about the Neural Code.
WORKSHOPS Research Data Visualisa???on Workshop (RDVW)
So???ware Sustainability Ins???tute, University of Manchester 28 Jul 2016
??? Organised 1-day workshop with Raniere Silva (main organiser) and Vince Knight.
??? Member of steering commi???ee.
??? Obtained funding from RStudio.
Introduc???on to Computa???onal Cogni???ve Modelling Workshop
CCCM, Birkbeck 23???25 Apr 2014
??? Organised 3-day workshop with Chris Brand (co-organiser).
??? Prepared slides, exercises, created website.
TEACHING Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, UK
Postdoctoral Research Assistant 2014???
Block Prac???cal: Connec???onist Models and Cogni???ve Processes
??? Module: Third Year, B.Sc.
??? Designed course structure and materials (slides and exercises).
??? Set ???nal report wherein students replicated from scratch Tyler et al. (2000)
in Python.
??? Created course website: oliviaguest.com/connec???onism.
Tutorial: Language and Cogni???on
??? Module: Second Year, B.Sc.
??? Set essays and marked exams.
Department of Psychological Sciences, Birkbeck, University of London, UK
Graduate Teaching Assistant 2010???2014
??? Modules Taught: General Founda???ons of Psychology, Psychobiology, Advanced Research
Methods, Advanced Quan???ta???ve Methods, Memory and Cogni???on, Matlab Programming
for Psychological Science,
MEDIA
OUTREACH
BBC Radio 4: Today Show 22 Feb 2016
??? Interview: What can we learn in 4 months?
Op???mism Bias in Fans and Sports Reporters 9 Sep 2015
??? Press Releases: University of Oxford, UCL
??? Media Coverage: CS Monitor, Medical Daily, MinnPost, Newsweek, Paci???c Standard,
Phys.org.
TECHNICAL SKILLS General: Website design (HTML, CSS, CMS, Jekyll, Liquid, YAML); Graphic design
(Adobe CS); GUI design (PyGTK, GTK+); Ar??????cial neural networks (e.g., TensorFlow);
Unix administra???on (e.g., command line, LAMP web server), Eye-tracking (data collec???on
and analysis).
Programming: Ada, C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, L
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PHP, Prolog, Python, R, Scheme, SQL, Visual Basic.