Ladan Shams is a professor of Psychology, BioEngineering, and Neuroscience at UCLA, and the director of the Multisensory Perception Laboratory at UCLA. Dr. Shams received her Ph.D. in Computer Science at USC and her postdoctoral training in Cognitive Neuroscience at Caltech. Dr. Shams’ research interests focus on multisensory perception and learning in humans. She has published more than 70 articles and book chapters and tens of conference abstracts. Her research has been funded by federal agencies such as National Science Foundation, National Institute for Health, and DARPA. Dr. Shams is the Associate Editor of journals Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, Multisensory Research, Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, and Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. She also serves on the advisory board and program committee of the International Multisensory Research Forum (the premier conference in the field). Dr. Shams is a member of the National Science Foundation College of Reviewers, the Society for Neuroscience, the Vision Sciences Society, and the International Multisensory Research Forum. She was featured by Chronicle of Higher Education as one of “five scholars to watch” and is frequently consulted as an expert by media outlets such as NPR, BBC and CNN.