About me

Currently I am a doctoral student in the Oxford Auditory Neuroscience Group (OANG) working under the joint supervision of Dr Nicol Harper, Dr Ben Willmore and Professor Andrew King. Before moving to Oxford, I did a BSc in Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology at the University of Dhaka and an MSc in Neuroscince at the University of Oxford. During the MSc, I worked with my current supervisors in the OANG to build improved models for the prediction of neural responses in the auditory cortex. I also worked with Dr Tommas Ellender studying the role of progenitor origin in the development of the striatum.

My doctoral research studies the temporal window of sensory representation for the processing of natural sounds in the primary auditory cortex. By recording neural activity using in vivo electrophysiology and by modelling the neural data using machine learning techniques, I aim to improve our understanding of the auditory pathway which reflects my overall career goal.

My career mission is to contribute to the research of intelligence: both of our own and of synthetic systems. With a background in molecular biology and computational neuroscience, I strive to understand how the hardware - molecules, cells and neuronal networks - and the software - algorithms implemented by networks of neurons - of intelligence interact with each other to produce perception (e.g. audition and vision).

My blog is a documentary of my own self-pursuit. I am not a writer - the things I write are not the result of a controlled thought process. I write whatever comes to my mind. My writings are as natural as the beats of a human heart - each letter is a heart-beat!

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