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Sari Saba-Sadiya

سري سابا سعدية


Computer Science
Cognition & Cognitive Neuroscience

sadiyasa [at]

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My band: Beirut 66!

Palestinian-Arabic, Hebrew, English, French

Robert-Mayer-Straße 12
60325 Frankfurt am Main, DE


I am a Post-Doctoral researcher with the Frankfurt Institute of Advanced Studies (FIAS). Currently, I am a member of Gemma Roig's Computational Vision & AI lab, I am also affiliated with Radoslaw Cichy's Neural Dynamics of Visual Cognition lab.

Previously I completed a dual Ph.D in Computer Science under Dr Mohammad Ghassemi, and Cognitive Neuroscience under Dr Taosheng Liu. I earned Bachelors in both Computer Science and Mathematics from the "Technion - Institute of Technology" and subsequently worked as a VLSI engineer at Apple Inc. before becoming a Fulbright grantee in MSU.

My main areas of interest are neural representations, computational linguistics, and cultural informatics. My PhD thesis focused on utilizing electroencephalography in conjunction with state-of-the-art machine learning techniques to investigate how attention modulates sensory representations.

I spend the little free time I have learning to play various instruments to various degrees of success.

Recent Projects:

Feature Imitating Networks

Novel framework for integrating expert knowledge into deep learning networks by initalizing weights to approximate known statistical measures.

Artifact Detection and Correction in EEG Data

Applying state-of-the-art self-supervised machine learning techniques to artifact detection and correction in EEG data.