Jesse Parent


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Jesse Parent is an incoming M.S. student in the The Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute at UC San Diego. He is currently director & founder of the Cognition Futures group under Dr. Bradly Alicea at Orthogonal Research and Education Lab (OREL)

He is also a Senior Research Associate under Dr. David Turock at a proprietary HealthTech R&D group. Jesse is a cofounder at, building EdTech and facilitating use-inspired research on self-reflection and emotional literacy. 

Jesse's primary research interests center around embodied intelligence, and the influence of developmental trajectories on both natural and artificial intelligence. He is also interested neuro-bio-feedback, biometric data acquisition, and technological affordances as they influence to perception, psychological, emotional, mental, and other phenomenological components. 



M.S. Data Science, 2024 (Expected)
University of California San Diego
Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute

B.S. Informatics, 2019
State University of New York
University at Albany

Summer Course
MIT Center for Brains, Minds + Machines

Summer School
Neuromatch Academy: Computational Neuorscience

Research Experience

Assistant Scientist & Lab Manager
Orthogonal Research and Education Lab
PI Bradly Alicea

Senior Research Associate
HealthTech R&D
PI David Turock

Strategy, Research, and Operations
Plot Twisters

Undergraduate Research

University at Albany, SUNY

B.S. Informatics