Research Scientist, Human Sleep Research Program
Orsolya Kiss’s, Ph.D. background is in psychology and computer science. Her research lies in the intersection of data science and neuroscience with a strong focus on extracting key insights from large-scale biomedical datasets. She contributed to the field of social cognition within the context of developmental and comparative behavioral research, and more recently she is interested in sleep behavior and adolescent health.
She joined SRI International in 2020 as a postdoctoral fellow. Her current research focusses on brain maturation processes reflected in sleep patterns, the impact of alcohol use on the developing brain, how sleep behavior and social connectedness impact the youth mental health, the relationship between screen time and sleep difficulties, and the relationship between metabolic health, menstrual cycle, and sleep in adolescent girls.
She is also passionate about machine learning and algorithm development and analyzes large datasets combining interpretable machine learning techniques, statistical analysis and signal processing on physiological, behavioral, and self-reported data, to better understand human health and disease.
As part of this work, she is mentoring graduate students and has been engaged in the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study, where she contributes to ABCD consortium data review and science activities. Dr. Kiss is also a member of the ABCD Novel Technologies Workgroup.
View Dr. Kiss’s publications on Google Scholar.
Bedtime screen use behaviors and sleep outcomes: Findings from the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study
We aim to determine associations between bedtime screen time behaviors and sleep outcomes in a national study of early adolescents.
Effects of emerging alcohol use on developmental trajectories of functional sleep measures in adolescents
We tracked developmental changes in polysomnographic (PSG) and electroencephalographic (EEG) sleep measures and their relationship with emergent alcohol use in adolescents considering confounding effects (e.g., cannabis use).
This study examined changes in sleep habits and recreational screen time (social media, video gaming), and their relationship, before and across the first year of the pandemic in adolescents in…