Hoki is a Cognitive Neuroscience Researcher with a keen interest in higher-order executive functions in both healthy and clinical populations. She combines neuropsychological experiments, functional neuroimaging, and computational modeling to study the neural mechanisms underlying reward processing and decision making in healthy adults and investigate how these mechanisms might be compromised in neurological and psychiatric conditions.

She received her B.A. in Psychology from University of California Berkeley in 2015 and M.Res. in Cognitive Neuroscience from University College London in 2016. She has been working as a researcher in Singapore since graduation. She is involved in a variety of brain-and-behavior projects and is experienced in collecting and analyzing behavioral, structural MRI, resting-state fMRI and task-fMRI data.

In addition to brain research, she recently discovered a new passion in data science. She started learning computer science, machine learning, and deep learning in her spare time and won the 2019 Rolls-Royce Data Innovation Challenge. She is now pursuing a second master’s in Artificial Intelligence at NUS School of Computing and is looking forward to incorporating these new skills into her research work.

Her latest research collaboration with the Centre for Depression, Anxiety and Stress Research at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School investigates the treatment effect of an antidepressant on patients’ cognitive functioning and brain functional connectivities. 

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Selected News

  • 06/2021:  Joined the Meditation Research Group at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School as a graduate intern
  • 04/2021:  Became the Newsletter Editor for the Society for Neuroscience Singapore Chapter [Subscribe][Past Issues]
  • 04/2021:  Datature launched its no-code computer vision and deep learning platform on ProductHunt 
  • 03/2021:  Abstract accepted by 2021 OHBM for a poster presentation
  • 09/2020:  Became the Centre Representative for the Centre for Sleep and Cognition (CSC) at SfN-SG
  • 07/2020:  Participated in Neurohackademy – Data Science and Neuroimaging Hackathon
  • 07/2020:  Attended Neuromatch Academy – a summer school for Computational Neuroscience [Certificate]
  • 07/2020:  Received her Professional Certificate in Data Science from HarvardX [Certificate]

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