Kiki van der Heijden

Work package: Artificial intelligence
Website: Profile page
Organization: Donders Institute (RU)

Kiki van der Heijden is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Artificial Intelligence Department of the Donders Institute in Nijmegen and at the Neural Acoustic Processing Lab at Columbia University in New York (United States). She conducted her PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience at Maastricht University and Georgetown University (Washington, DC, United States), obtaining her PhD in 2017. She currently investigates the computational mechanisms underlying neural sound processing, focusing on sound localization and speech perception in normal and hearing-impaired listeners. In her research, she combines cognitive neuroscience and artificial intelligence techniques to develop neurobiological inspired deep neural network models of human (spatial) hearing. She has been awarded individual research grants by the European Commission (Marie-Curie Fellowship) and the Dutch Research Council (NWO, Veni) to support her work.