Garrison W. Cottrell

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Head shot of Gary CottrellGary's Unbelievable Research Unit  (very out of date!)
Computer Science & Engineering Department 0404
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA 92093-0404 USA

gary at-sign ucsd dot edu

My schedule (Be sure to use the week view to see the length of meetings)
My Google Scholar Page

Potential Post-docs, Grad students, summer interns, etc.:
I am
NOT taking any new trainees at this time.
For advice on grad school, please read this!
For advice on women in tech, see this!

Office: 4130 CSE Building
Phone: (858) 534-6640
Faculty Assistant:
Alice Carr
apcarr you-know-what
(858) 534-5151

I direct the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program (IDP) in Cognitive Science.
...and I direct(ed) the Temporal Dynamics of Learning Center.
Before emailing me about the IDP, please read this presentation on it that I wrote for incoming Neuroscience grads.
Interdisciplinary Program Graduate Coordinator:
Email: cogsphd you-know-what
Phone: 858-534-7141

I am a Professor in the
Computer Science & Engineering Department at UCSD. This means I can now go barefoot and there is nothing they can do about it! I am a member of the AI Group at UCSD. My research group, Gary's Unbelievable Research Unit, publishes unbelievable research. Our research is strongly interdisciplinary. It concerns using neural networks and other computational models applied to problems in cognitive science and artificial intelligence, engineering and biology. I have had success using them for such disparate tasks as modeling how children acquire words, studying how lobsters chew, and nonlinear data compression. Most recently I have worked on face and object recognition, visual salience and visual attention,  and modeling early visual cortex.

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