Prize for Computational Modelling of Language, Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Cognitive Science Society,
Early Investigator Award, Society of Experimental Psychologists,
William K Estes Early Career Award, Society for Mathematical Psychology,
Prize for Computational Modelling of High Level Cognition, Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Cognitive Science Society,
Walle Nauta Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, MIT,
AT&T South Pacic Leadership Award., AT&T,
Available for supervision
I'm a cognitive scientist and much of my work involves developing and evaluating computational models. I'm looking for students with some background in a technical field (e.g. computer science, mathematics, statistics) and a keen interest in human behavior. Representative topics include cross-linguistic semantics, cultural and linguistic evolution, categorization, learning, decision-making and inductive reasoning. Representative approaches include probabilistic modeling, information-theoretic analyses, and the analysis of large naturally occurring data sets (e.g. linguistic corpora, dictionaries, twitter posts, and image collections). Please get in touch if you'd like to discuss possible research projects.