Dr Ilyer Farber

Senior Scientist and Manager of the Psychometrics and Decision Science Group, the Institute of High Performance Computing, A*STAR

Dr. Ilya Farber is Senior Scientist and manager of the Psychometrics and Decision Science Group at the Institute of High Performance Computing, A*STAR.

Trained in both cognitive neuroscience and philosophy, Dr. Farber takes an interedisciplinary approach to topics such as decision making, self-explanation and the assessment of animal minds. At IHPC, his team has developed translational applications aimed at concrete social value, including a system of tablet-based games designed to monitor the cognitive health of elders at risk for Alzheimer’s. They have also created the world’s first predictive computational model of first-impression formation.

Dr. Farber provides occasional commentary for Channel News Asia on international affairs and US domestic politics, and has published on critical thinking and philosophy of science.