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.
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.
Was: a graduate student in Psychology Now: Siri Machine Learning Data Scientist at Apple
Was: a post-doc Now: Algorithm Engineer at Lumo Bodytech