This past summer, I had the incredible experience of being a research intern at Columbia University’s Jerome L. Greene Neuroscience Center. It was definitely a memorable experience to say the least. I had the thrilling experience of traveling to NYC everyday— a strenuous commute of trains and multiple subway transfers.
And the research itself was pretty fun and rewarding in itself. I trained various machine learning models to analyze data from neurons in the V1 Cortex of the brain to extract trends in the neurons’ response activity. Overall, I learned a lot from my experiences as a research intern and have definitely expanded my knowledge of machine learning— something that has fascinated me for a long time.