About Me, Shady
I'm a PhD in Neuroscience from Georgetown University laboring at the intersection between computational science, cognitive neuroscience, and biomedical engineering in the interest of the advancement of human society.My immediate preoccupation is to advocate for and contribute towards a harmonization of equitable scientific advancement with social transformation in order to sculpt a more peaceful, just and collaborative global culture.
Data sharing and reproducibility are two of the biggest challenges faced by scientists in the 21st Century. Scientists are gradually becoming part time data engineers as scientific problems become more complex and require greater amounts of data collection, analysis and storage to test increasingly elaborate models.
A key solution to this problem is peer-to-peer sharing of cloud resources, algorithms, and standardized token representations of statistical models. Any discrete series of steps that can be formally defined is open to becoming automated, leaving scientists to do what they do best; push the boundaries of human creativity and innovation. A decentralized ecosystem for data science will open the gates for scientific discovery and provide egalitarian access to data, computational resources, and tokenized models.
I have set my sights on helping shift the balance of power in scientific enterprise back to the individual intellect wherever it makes sense to do so. I'm figuring it out as I go along, so stay tuned!