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Hezekiah Branch, MS

Hezekiah Branch is a Data Engineer and Scientist at the MGH-MIT InBRAIN Collaboration. Hezekiah hails from Roxbury, Boston and is of Trinidadian heritage. He is a speaker of Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, and Trinidadian Creole. Hezekiah received his B.S. in Cognitive and Brain Sciences and M.S. in Data Science from Tufts University. At Tufts, Hezekiah was awarded the Presidential Award for Civic Life, the highest honor bestowed to an undergraduate student. Prior to joining InBRAIN, Hezekiah contributed to genomics research in the treatment of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) at Tufts School of Medicine, distributional semantics at Google Research, and optimal transport theory in deep triplet networks at IBM Research. Most recently, he was a researcher at Tufts Medical Center and the MIT Center for Biomedical Innovation, forecasting the adoption of clinical trials for curative therapies. Hezekiah’s research interests include tensor network optimization, systems neuroscience, and the bridging of cognitive neuroscience and functional neurosurgery. Outside of the lab, Hezekiah runs a free coding boot camp called Code with Hezekiah, teaching data science skills to students of all ages.

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