After earning his B.Sc and M.Sc degrees in mathematics, Rani worked as an algorithm developer for several years. He then returned to the academia benches and earned a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology. He is currently a postdoctoral research associate in the MPC UCL Centre for computation psychiatry and ageing.
I am interested in the function that model-based processes serve in reinforcement learning and how these interact with model-free reinforcement learning processes. Additionally, I am interested in how top-down control mechanisms affect decisions, in sequential sampling models, in the mechanisms underlying the formation of confidence judgments and in free-recall and recognition processes in episodic memory.