emily x meschke

COMPUTATIONAL & COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE

curriculum vitae

Last Updated: September 2018

Education
University of Southern California | 2015 - 2019
B.S. in Computational Neuroscience
Minor in Computer Science
Relevant Coursework: Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Neuroscience, Principles of Software Development, Data Structures and Object Oriented Design
Research
USC Image Understanding Lab
Fall 2015 - Present
Dr. Irving Biederman
I conduct psychophysical testing and neuroimaging research to test theories of human face recognition and evaluate potential causes of developmental prosopagnosia.
USC Interaction Lab
Spring 2018 - Present
Dr. Maja Mataric
My research focuses on modeling aspects of human cognition, specifically perception and attention, to facilitate collaboration between humans and robots.
Publications
Conference Presentations and Posters
  1. Biederman, I., Margalit, E., Herald, S.B., Maarek, R., & Meschke, E.X., (2018). What is the Nature of the Perceptual Deficit in Congenital Prosopagnosia? Talk given at the Annual Meeting of Vision Sciences Society, St. Petersburg Beach, Fl. May.
  2. Meschke, E.X., Hacker, C.M., & Biederman, I. (2018). How Many Faces Can a Person Recognize? Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, St. Petersburg Beach, Fl. May.
  3. Hacker, C.M., Meschke, E.X., & Biederman, I. (2018). Recognition of Stretched Faces. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, St. Petersburg Beach, Fl. May.
  4. Zhu, T., Nelken, M., Hacker, C.M., Meschke, E.X., & Biederman, I. (2018). Matching Depth-Rotated Faces at Varying Degrees of Physical Similarity. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, St. Petersburg Beach, Fl. May.
  5. Meschke, E.X., Hacker, C.M., Juarez, J.J., Maarek, R.S., & Biederman, I. (2017). Detecting Unspecified Familiar Faces. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, St. Petersburg Beach, Fl. May.
  6. Biederman, I., Meschke, E.X., Maarek, R., & Margalit, E. (2017). What is the Nature of the Perceptual Deficit in Congenital Prosopagnosia? Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Experimental Psychologists, Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, TN. March.
  7. Biederman, I., Margalit, E., Maarek, R.S., Meschke, E.X., Shilowich, B.S., Hacker, C. M., Juarez, J.J., Seamans, T. J., & Herald, S.B. (2017). What is the Nature of the Perceptual Deficit in Congenital Prosopagnosia? Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, St. Petersburg Beach, Fl. May.
  8. Irawan, I., Margalit, E., Meschke, E.X., Herald, S.B., & Biederman, I. (2016). Vertices are Effective in Perceptual Grouping (and Ungrouping) in Object Recognition. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, St. Petersburg Beach, Fl. May.
Skills
Programming
  • Java
  • Python
  • MATLAB
  • C/C++
  • Psychtoolbox
  • HTML/CSS/JS
  • MySQL
  • Bash
  • R
  • Methodologies
  • fMRI
  • Psychophysical research
  • Behavioral research
  • Game design for AI
  • Experimental design
  • Survey creation
  • Software
  • FSL
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Qualtrics
  • Awards
    USC Presidential Scholarship
    2015 - 2019 | Half tuition merit-based scholarship [link]
    USC Rose Hills Undergraduate Research Fellowship
    2017 | Award supporting full-time research in science or engineering over the summer [link]
    USC Provost's Undergraduate Research Fellowship
    Six-time recipient [link]
    USC SOAR (Student Opportunities for Academic Research) Grant
    Grant supporting undergraduate research with a faculty member [link]
    Arnold W. Bramlett Scholarship
    2017 | Awarded to high-performing students in USC Dornsife
    Professional Scoeity Memberships
    Vision Science Society, Society of Women Engineers, Association for Psychological Science.