Hi, I'm Pranav.

I'm a doctoral researcher in the computational pain and aversive learning lab at the University of Oxford advised by Prof. Ben Seymour (NDCN, IBME) and co-advised by Dr. Ioannis Havoutis (ORI). My background is in engineering and I enjoy philosophical discourses.

I'm introverted. I try to keep thinking about conflicting ideas for longer periods of times and I find paradoxes deeply interesting. Much of my work is very interdisciplinary and I'm quite comfortable being an outsider in a new field of study.

I sketch sometimes (digitally) and enjoy electronic music. I am an Indian native from Pune city and I now live in Oxford, UK.

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  • Presented my ongoing work on the safety-efficiency dilemma at the Metaconscious group led by Dr Guangyu Robert Yang at MIT.

  • Our (Seymour) lab along with many colleagues and collaborators will be organising a Pain and VR workshop for PhD students, postdocs and early career researchers at LMH, Uni of Oxford - with hands-on VR tutorials conducted by Shuangyi and I - so please do get in touch if you want to participate.

  • Presented our collaborative work on QACT at Neuromatch Conference 4.0

  • Presented our work on safety-efficiency dilemma at the COSYNE conference 2022 in Lisbon, Portugal.

Current Selected Projects

Want to get in touch?

Email me at pranav[dot]mahajan[at]ndcn.ox.ac.uk

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