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

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.

Ben Peloquin

Ben Peloquin

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What is the impact of language on cognition? What is the impact of cognition on language? While the first question is concerned with *representation* -- how the information encoded in language influences the way we understand and perceive the world, the second is concerned with *design* -- how distributional properties found in natural languages emerge from local interactions between speakers and listeners. I take a computational approach to these questions using tools from Bayesian cognitive modeling, agent-based simulation and machine learning.

Mike Wu

Mike Wu

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My current research interests are in bayesian deep learning, sampling methods, and inference in generative models.

Alumni

Michael Henry Tessler

Was: a graduate student in Psychology
Now: a post-doc at MIT

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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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