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Oct 15–17, 2014 • New York, NY
Bradley Voytek

Bradley Voytek
Associate Professor and Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute Fellow, UC San Diego

Website | @bradleyvoytek

Brad is an professor of computational cognitive science and neuroscience at UC San Diego, and the Data Evangelist for Uber. He makes use of big data, mapping, and simulations to figure out cognition.

He’s created several research tools, most notably the neuroscience literature meta-analytic resource with his wife, Jessica Bolger Voytek.

He’s an avid science teacher and outreach advocate and he’s spoken at events ranging from elementary schools to venues such as Ignite, TEDxBerkeley, @GoogleTalks, and SciFoo. He runs the blog Oscillatory Thoughts ( and his tongue-in-cheek book about the zombie brain, Do Zombies Dream of Undead Sheep? (Princeton University Press), comes out this fall.


11:00am–11:40am Thursday, 10/16/2014
Connected World
Location: 1 E12/1 E13
Tags: geo_local
Bradley Voytek (UC San Diego )
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Uber has created an AI city simulation framework to optimize its dispatching system, minimize user wait times, and maximize driver partner earnings. Based on agent-based and swarm intelligence models, this framework generates plausible optimizations across many interacting, dynamic, non-linear parameters on a city-by-city basis. Read more.