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Alyson Fletcher has been named a 2019–2020 fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, joining more than 50 women and men in the incoming fellowship class as they pursue work across the sciences, social sciences, humanities, and arts.

As the 2019—2020 Helen Putnam Fellow, Fletcher will pursue an individual project in a community dedicated to exploration and inquiry at Harvard’s institute for advanced study.

Fletcher is a Professor of Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, and Electrical and computer Engineering at UCLA. At the Radcliffe Institute, Fletcher will investigate the basic question of how sensory data is encoded in the brain, how these representations evolve with learning, and how they impact decision-making and perception. Fletcher will be collaborating with leading experimental and systems neuroscientists, as well as experts in machine learning at Harvard for this research.