Alex Efremov

I am a PhD student at McGill co-supervised by Adrien Peyrache and Blake Richards. I am interested in the emergence and functioning of structured knowledge such as cognitive maps. I am also passionate about neural network models of cognitive functions. They can be regarded as behavioral agents with controllable and modifiable neural processes thus making it possible to track in great detail what is crucial for a given behavior. My project involves building a reinforcement learning agent that would learn the space around it with the help of the process mimicking the hippocampal replay.

My bachelors is in biology - I studied mice posterior parietal cortex activity with Konstantin Anokhin at the Moscow State University. I got my masters at HSE University, where I was working with Boris Gutkin on the biologically plausible model of semantic dementia.

I love many kinds of music, jamming, and Werner Herzog movies.