About Wilma Bainbridge

Wilma Bainbridge is a PhD student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, studying Brain and Cognitive Sciences, and she works with Aude Oliva at the Computer Vision & Graphics Group in MIT's Computer Science Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). Her research interests include the neuroscience of memorability, object perception, as well as robotics applications.

Before coming to MIT, Wilma began her neuroscience research with Marvin Chun's Visual Neuroscience Laboratory, as a cognitive science student at Yale University. She also pursued a related interest in robotics (specifically human-robot interaction) and spent 4 years at Brian Scassellati's Social Robotics Laboratory at Yale, followed by a year-long internship at Masayuki Inaba's JSK Humanoid Robotics Laboratory at the University of Tokyo.

Wilma also has a great love of travel. She lived in Japan for two years (one in Kyoto, one in Tokyo), and has made her way around to several countries since then, including South Korea, China, Slovenia, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, Canada, Jamaica, France, England, and Germany. On a related note, she is also dedicated to language study and is currently studying Korean and Arabic.

Note: The photograph used in this header was taken by Wilma spring 2009 during cherry blossom season in Kenrokuen, Kanazawa; heralded as one of the three most beautiful gardens in Japan.