Jordan Lei

researcher, artist

New York, US

neuroscience machine learning art

Jordan Lei is a PhD Student in Neuroscience at New York University. His primary research interest is to develop better neurobiological models of human decision making and vision using machine learning. In the past, he has worked on projects related to human planning, biologically plausible learning rules, object-based attention, and visual illusions (metamers). He is interested in understanding what makes things tick - particularly the underlying mechanisms of human and algorithmic intelligence. 

When he's not in the lab, Jordan enjoys making art. He has worked with a variety of different media, including traditional (oil, acrylic, watercolor) and digital (graphic design, animation, 3D rendering) approaches. His recent artwork explores the relationship between neuroscience and the self, depicting neuron-inspired forms in semi-abstract ways. He also enjoys writing, making music, and swimming. In his spare time, you'll find him with a paintbrush in hand, attempting to play the guitar, or snuggling up with a good book.