Ghebreab, Sennay (Dr.)
Dr. Sennay Ghebreab is AUC's Head of Studies Social Sciences and teaches Information Lab and the theme course Introduction to Information, Communication and Cognition. He is also an adjunct associate professor at the Psychology Institute of the University of Amsterdam, and a member of the research priority program Brain and Cognition. Sennay studied Information Systems at the University of Amsterdam. He received his PhD from the same University in 2002 in medical image analysis and retrieval. Part of the research was carried out at Yale School of Medicine (New Haven, CT, USA). Subsequently, he worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the Erasmus MC, University Medical Center (Rotterdam, the Netherlands), where his research interest gradually shifted from medical imaging to cognitive vision in psychology. In 2005, he returned to the University of Amsterdam with the goal of bridging research between computer vision and human vision. He worked between two different research groups at two different faculties: Intelligent Sensory Information Systems Group (Science) and the Cognitive Neuroscience Group Amsterdam (Social Science). His current research aims at understanding and computationally modeling of visual perception and decision making processes and other cognitive processes, in particular bias/stereotyping as a mechanism to cope with the complex (social) environment we live in.