My name is Tiernon and I am a Machine Learning PhD student at Georgia Tech through the BME home department. I graduated from the University of Kansas in 2021 with a B.S. in Computer Science and a B.A. in Mathematics. In 2023, I completed my M.S. in Statistics and Data Science at Yale University. I have participated in a diverse set of research prior to joining the Marko Lab ranging from predicting the popularity of memes to building a processing pipeline of scRNA-seq data from human brain samples. My research experience with biological data has influenced me to leverage my background in computation to solve prevalent problems in neuroscience. My broad research goals are to develop models of human brain behavior. Outside of my studies, I enjoy going to concerts, watching movies, cooking, playing guitar, and taking photos with my film camera.

Strange but true: Years ago, I made a short film called “Truck Dynasty” about two brothers who find out that their mother is a truck.