Niloofar Akhavan

Research Scientist

About Me

I am a cognitive scientist trained to think deeply and creatively to understand and solve complex problems using a data-driven approach. I am recognized for applying innovative methods to understand patterns in linguistic and cognitive behaviors and for distilling actionable insights for diverse stakeholders. I seek a collaborative environment with project-focused multidisciplinary teams. I have a strong passion to bring my knowledge of human cognition and data analytics to empower people with diverse abilities and have a broad positive impact.

Research Scientist

I have 7 years of research experience. I integrate my knowledge in cognitive science with my skills in mixed methods research and data science to provide data-driven insights to human behavior.

Instructor

I have 9 years of teaching experience. I have passion to communicate complex topics to students. My teaching practice is student-centered that prioritizes students’ needs and challenges.

Author

I have published many peer-reviewed articles including international journal papers, conference papers, and a book chapter.

Education

Ph.D. Communication Sciences and Disorders

University of California San Diego 

San Diego State University

San Diego, CA

2017-Present

M.A. Developmental Psychology

Koç University

Istanbul, Turkey

2013-2016

B.S. Psychology

Middle East Technical University

Ankara, Turkey

2009-2012

Portfolio

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