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Laxmi R. Iyer, Ph.D.

Laxmi obtained her Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2011, at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio. For her dissertation, she worked on connectionist models of idea generation, and neurodynamic models for configuring workspaces for tasks requiring context dependent responses. She was a part of an NSF funded multidisciplinary project involving psychologists and neuroscientists from several universities, including Hofstra University, University of Texas, Arlington and University of Cincinnati. In the Complex Adaptive Systems Laboratory in Cincinnati, her project pioneered a larger research effort on semantic cognition involving several Ph.D. and Masters students.

Laxmi was in the organizing committee of the Cognition, Action, Perception (CAP) conference in Cincinnati in years 2010 and 2011. Her work had won awards for best poster at the ECE Graduate Poster Forum, and the CAP conference.

Laxmi is now a part of the Temasek Laboratories. She is working with Seng Beng in creating biologically inspired intelligent agents that can navigate an artificial world.

Her research interests include neural networks, computational neuroscience, higher order cognitive functions and creativity.