Dr. Vasha DuTell

Machine Learning

Vision Science



Vasha DuTell

About Me

I’m an Oregon native, currently working in Cambridge, Massachusetts as a METEOR Postdoctoral Fellow at MIT CSAIL, where I’m advised by Ruth Rosenholtz and Bill Freeman. I’m also Co-Founder/CEO at Yoku AI. I graduated in 2021 with my PhD from UC Berkeley, where I was advised by Bruno Olshausen and Marty Banks.

My research interests surround using machine learning to study the human visual system and its relationship to the dynamics of the natural world. I’m passionate about using these techniques to build a better world.

Work Experience

MIT Computer Science and AI Lab – Postdoctoral Scholar

Yoku AI – Co-Founder & CEO

Nvidia –  Research Intern

C. Light Technologies – Data Science Consultant

Stowers Institute for Medical Research – Bioinformatician

NASA Ames Research Center – Research Intern

Iowa State University –  Research Intern



Ph.D. Vision Science UC Berkeley 2021

M.S. Biology University of Oregon, 2014

B.S. Computer Science, Physics University of Oregon, 2012


Email – vasha.dutell@nullgmail.com






Twitter – @VashaDutell


Amateur Radio – KN6AHO