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Nir Fresco
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Nir Fresco is a visiting fellow at the Decision Systems Lab at the University of Wollongong, Australia. In 2013, he graduated with a PhD in Philosophy from the University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia. The main aim of his research is to better understand — from informational and computational perspectives — how information processing contributes to human cognitive life. His recent postdoctoral research has focused on understanding what information is in the context of understanding human cognition.​ The objective of that research project is to develop a new conceptual framework that allows us to move from an adequate theory of information to a theory of human cognition.​ His doctoral research was an attempt to give an adequate account of digital computation that does justice to both computer science and cognitive science. ​In continuation of that project, the research he will pursue during the Research Group’s residency at the IIAS focuses on understanding the type of computation performed by artificial neural networks as the processing of data and instructional information.