Linda H. Moya
Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and
Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC)
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Linda Moya received her PhD in Psychology/Cognitive Neuroscience,
and her Masters of Philosophy in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University in 2011.
She also has a Masters of Science in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University
and a Bachelors of Science and Engineering in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from
Princeton University. Prior to pursuing her PhD, Linda spent
17 years in the computer and telecommunications industries in various engineering, middle and
executive management positions at Hewlett-Packard and AT&T. Immediately prior to pursuing her
PhD Linda co-founded a wireless startup that was sold to Nokia in 2003.
First Career Resume (pdf)
Linda’s research interests are in cognitive and social cognitive neuroscience,
with a specific focus on the neural basis of social vision.
Methodologically, she conducts behavioral experiments together with
MEG, EEG and structural MRI neuroimaging on human participants.
Scientifically, she tests a priori hypotheses based on theory developed
from extant literature from across neuroscience sub-disciplines:
cognitive, systems, behavioral, decision and human;
while at the same time being open to unexpected and unpredicted but robust patterns of
results in the data.
Linda'a dissertation, "The Microgenesis of Object-based vis-a-vis Space-based
Visual Attention", is intended to address in part how these two forms of visual attention are
"implemented" in the brain, in terms of characterizing the electromagnetic fields present
in scalp surface recordings during visual attention
cognitive processing. The dissertation research
describes the nature of how these attention processes unfold over time, differentially across
the brain, and how their composition change over time and space.
Heinz College Candidacy papers:
Linda Moya Personal Home Page
Last Updated: July, 2011