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Peter KhooshabehInteractive Digital Multimedia
University of California, Santa Barbara
I am currently finishing my second year of PhD studies in the UC Santa Barbara Cognition, Perception, and Cognitive Neuroscience graduate program in the Department of Psychology. From 2000-2004, I studied Cognitive Science at UC Berkeley for my Bachelor's degree, where I emphasized in Computational Modeling and Cognitive Psychology. Along the way, I also picked up minors in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS). I did not necessarily plan to get all these different emphases with my Berkeley degree a priori. They came together because I am interested in the how brain represents knowledge and how to design technology to augment cognition. I only took the courses to get a solid foundation for doing research in human-computer interaction and cognitive science. Here is a piece by the Berkeley College of Engineering regarding my research, EECS minor carves his own academic path with cognitive science major and engineering research
I have always thrived in interdisciplinary endeavors. Besides multiple scientific disciplines influencing my work, I also need to be surrounded by people from different ethnic and racial backgrounds. For this reason, I actively recruit underrepresented minorities to the programs at the University of California. I also work to motivate girls to pursue science and engineering as a member of the faculty at the Berkeley Foundation for Opportunities in Information Technology (BFOIT). Summer 2006 will mark my fourth summer teaching at BFOIT.
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