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Mike
Starrett Ambrose

(“STAIR-it … am-brOHz” | he/him)
Ph.D. Psychology
Postdoc at UC Irvine
m.j.starrett@uci.edu

Cognitive neuroscience of spatial cognition, navigation, learning, memory, and attention. Virtual reality application development and research solutions. Data science and problem solving with programming. Learn more About Me here.

I fully support efforts to end racial injustice and inequality in academia and society at large.


Education

2007 – 2011
University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.A. Psychology
Dec. 24, 2011

2015 – 2018
University of California, Davis
M.A. Psychology
Dec. 15, 2017

2018 – 2021
University of Arizona
Ph.D. Psychology | Minor: Cognitive Science
May 14, 2021

Research Experience

2012 – 2015
Associate Research Specialist (Lab Manager)
Postlab
Principle Investigator: Brad Postle, Ph.D.

Technical Skills

Programming Languages

MATLAB, R, C#, Python, bash

Software

Unity 3D (SteamVR, VRTK, Landmarks*), MATLAB (EEGlab, Fieldtrip, PsychToolBox), R (various packages), MPlus, SPSS, Git
* Moderated software (github.com/mjstarrett/)

Hardware

EEG (Nexstim, Brain Vision), TMS (Magstim, Nexstim), Head-mounted displays (Oculus DK2, Oculus Quest, Oculus Go, HTC Vive), Omnidirectional treadmills (Cyberith Virtualizer (Elite (2)), KatVR Kat Walk), Eye tracking (Pupil Labs, Tobii Pro)