Principal Investigator

Post-Doctoral Scholars

Judy Fan

Judy Fan

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I'm interested in how visual perception, action, and social inference are coordinated to support learning and communication. To get at this, I derive inspiration from how people draw.

I received my PhD in cognitive psychology from Princeton in 2016, and my AB in neurobiology from Harvard in 2010.

Graduate Students

Michael Henry Tessler

Michael Henry Tessler

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There are these things called ideas and some seem clear. And yet communication with natural language — our primary mode of conveying these ideas — is anything but!

I'm interested in this interplay between natural and formal language, between the fuzzy and the sharp. I use computational models and behavioral experiments to explore how logic and language interact.

Robert X.D. Hawkins

Robert X.D. Hawkins

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I'm interested in the cognitive mechanisms that allow people to flexibly coordinate with one another. In particular, I study the formation of conventions and norms using multi-player experiments and computational models of communication and social reasoning.

Erin Bennett

Erin Bennett

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I'm interested in discourse relations, sentence meaning representation, and causal reasoning.

Katherine Hermann

Katherine Hermann

I'm interested in problems at the intersection of language and vision. I develop probabilistic and neural network models with the joint objective of explaining human behavioral data and building AI with more human-like representations and capacities.

Alumni

Desmond Ong

Was: a graduate student in Psychology
Now: Research Scientist at Institute of High Performance Computing, Singapore

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Judith Degen

Was: a post-doc
Now: Assistant Professor of Linguistics at Stanford

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Leon Bergen

Was: a post-doc
Now: Assistant Professor of Linguistics at UCSD

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Greg Scontras

Was: a post-doc
Now: Assistant Professor of Linguistics at UC Irvine

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Justine Kao

Was: a graduate student in Psychology
Now: Siri Machine Learning Data Scientist at Apple

Andreas Stuhlmüller

Was: a graduate student and post-doc

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Long Ouyang

Was: a graduate student and post-doc

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Daniel Hawthorne

Was: a graduate student in Psychology

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Daniel Ly

Was: a post-doc
Now: Algorithm Engineer at Lumo Bodytech

Siddharth Narayanaswamy

Was: a post-doc
Now: a post-doc at Oxford

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Daniel Lassiter

Was: a post-doc
Now: an Assistant Professor of Linguistics at Stanford

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Joseph Austerweil

Was: a post-doc
Now: an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Wisconsin, Madison

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Thomas Icard

Was: a graduate student in Philosophy
Now: an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Stanford

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