Chris Bates

Research Scientist

Chris joined IHMC in January 2024 as a research scientist working with Dr. Ian Perera and his team in the Ocala office.

His research has included studying efficient data compression in perception and perceptual memory. Chris’ research interests have included looking at how deep neural networks compress memory to glean clues about how our brains might use similar strategies to manage memory storage.

Chris earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering at Purdue University. He earned his Ph.D. in cognitive science at the University of Rochester and is a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University.