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Splash Biography

MARIUS CĂTĂLIN IORDAN, Postdoc at Princeton Neuroscience Institute

Major: Neuroscience

College/Employer: Princeton University

Year of Graduation: Not available.

Picture of Marius Cătălin Iordan

Brief Biographical Sketch:

Cătălin earned his B.A. from Williams College in 2009 (Computer Science, Mathematics, Cognitive Science), and his M.S. and Ph.D. from Stanford University in 2016 (Computer Science). He is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute, using statistics and machine learning to investigate how the human brain processes visual information to give rise to our understanding of the world. He is the recipient of the Horace F. Clark Fellowship, the Hewlett Graduate Fellowship, and the Hendess Phi Beta Kappa Graduate Fellowship. Cătălin is also a committed teacher, mentor, and advocate of science education and outreach.

Past Classes

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X413: The Art of Effective Communication: A Primer on Telling a Good Story in Splash Spring 2017 (Apr. 29, 2017)
Do you like telling stories? Do you wish you were better at expressing your thoughts and ideas in front of an audience? Whether you're talking to a group of 2 or 200, whether you're a scientist, an engineer, or a politician, getting your audience to quickly understand your ideas and be convinced by your arguments is a very useful superpower to have. We'll cover a broad range of tips and tricks, from how to engage and hold your audience's attention, to how to organize your thoughts and express your ideas clearly. Our class philosophy is: this is a safe environment, with no grades or judgment. We are here to practice and learn something. So, whether you've never spoken in public before or you're looking to hone your skills, come by and let's talk.