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., Kopeć, Ł., 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 specificaons: specifica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 Influence
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fic.
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. Universitätsverlag der TU Berlin.
EDUCATION Birkbeck, UK 2010–2014
Ph.D., Psychological Sciences, Sep 2014
Thesis: Towards a Unified 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 influence 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 Universität 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.
Summerfield 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 final 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, Pacific Standard,
Phys.org.
TECHNICAL SKILLS General: Website design (HTML, CSS, CMS, Jekyll, Liquid, YAML); Graphic design
(Adobe CS); GUI design (PyGTK, GTK+); Arficial 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.