School of Humanities and Sciences

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  • Josheena Naggea

    Josheena Naggea

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Biology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsJosheena is an André Hoffmann Fellow at the Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions and the World Economic Forum Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Her current work is focused on centering blue justice and equity for ocean innovations in small-scale fisheries and aquaculture. Her community-engaged research has focused on climate change adaptation, marine protected area management, disaster impacts and recovery, and the valorization of natural and cultural heritage in ocean governance. She has a keen interest in understanding people-ocean connections and how they influence coastal livelihoods, local environmental stewardship, and food security.

    She is also an IPBES (Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services) fellow on the Transformative Change Assessment, investigating the determinants of transformative change and pathways for achieving the 2050 Vision for Biodiversity.

    Josheena holds a Ph.D. in Environment and Resources from the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources (E-IPER) at Stanford University. Her doctoral work aimed to support ocean governance in the Western Indian Ocean, with a focus on the Republic of Mauritius, her home country. She is presently a national steering committee member of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP), implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Mauritius, where she continues to support community-led efforts for sustainability, biodiversity conservation, and poverty alleviation.

  • Rhiannon Neilsen

    Rhiannon Neilsen

    Postdoctoral Scholar, History

    BioRhiannon Neilsen is a Cyber Security Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC). Previously, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, Australian National University. During her PhD, Rhiannon was a Visiting Doctoral Fellow at the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford (2019-2020), sponsored by the Australian Federation of Graduate Women, and a Visiting Fellow at the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence in Tallinn, Estonia (2019). In 2020 and 2021, Rhiannon was a Research Consultant for the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict (ELAC), University of Oxford.

    During her time at CISAC, she will be working on her project, 'Algorithms for Atrocity Prevention'. Her research interests sit at the intersection of cyberspace, atrocity prevention, and normative ethics.

  • Martin Noergaard

    Martin Noergaard

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Psychology

    BioMartin Noergaard is a biomedical engineer (BSc and MSc) by training from the Technical University of Denmark and the University of Copenhagen, specializing in medical imaging, biomedical signal processing and machine learning. Next, he did his PhD in neuroscience with the title "optimizing preprocessing pipelines in PET/MR neuroimaging" at the University of Copenhagen, in collaboration with University of Toronto, and the Martinos Center (MGH/Harvard-MIT). Martin finished his PhD in only 2.5 years. Martin has a strong expertise in medical image analysis and statistics, and is heavily involved in data sharing initiatives (USA, UK & EU), evaluation/optimization of data analysis pipelines for PET/MRI/fMRI brain imaging (multiverse analyses), and development of open source tools and software for analyzing neuroimaging data.

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