Ha Hong

Chief architect @ Caption Health

Research affiliate @ DiCarlo Lab, McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT

Email: ha@captionhealth.com

CV: (to be updated)

I am interested in the computational basis of human perception, decision making, and learning. My focus has been on two related questions in visual systems neuroscience and machine learning: understanding how different patterns of neural activity give rise to specific human object recognition behaviors; and developing high-performing computer vision models that in turn predict this neural activity from input images. Answers to these two questions provide an understanding of object recognition in the human visual system as a full pipeline from images to behavior. By understanding vision in the brain better, I believe we will be able to discover more effective computer vision algorithms, and conversely, such improved algorithms will allow us to gain insight into how the brain works.




Jun 2015

Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Cambridge, MA

Ph.D. in Medical Engineering and Medical Physics Program.

Research advisor: Dr. James DiCarlo

Aug 2011

University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

CIfAR Neural Computation and Adaptive Perception Program: summer school on deep learning and computer vision.

Aug 2009

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Taejon, Korea

B.S. in physics, minor in chemistry.

Last update: 20 Aug 2015