Program Director

Charles Yang


Program Manager

Jessica Marcus


Affiliated Faculty


Ted Abel
Molecular mechanisms of memory storage; molecular basis of sleep/wake regulation.

Marc Schmidt
Avian brain dynamics in complex naturalistic social environments; computational neuroethology of courtship interactions in groups of songbirds; social context as a computationally constructed variable


Computer and Information Science

Norman Badler
Computational models of action, language and graphics

Chris Callison-Burch
Statistical machine translation, data-driven paraphrasing, crowdsourcing

Kostas Daniilidis
Visual motion analysis, calibration and reconstruction methods for telepresence and augmented reality

Susan Davidson
Semantics of databases, bioinformatics

Jean Gallier
Logic and computation, programming language theory, automated deduction

Aravind K. Joshi
Mathematical and processing models of language

Sampath Kannan
Computational biology, graph-theoretic algorithms, randomized algorithms

Michael Kearns
Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Computational Game Theory, Spoken Dialogue Systems, Social Aspects of Computing, Network Security and Cryptography

Mitch Marcus
Natural language processing, corpus-based and statistical models for NLP

Ani Nenkova
Natural language processing

Benjamin Pierce
Programming languages, type systems, concurrent and distributed programming

Val Tannen
Databases, Logic and Computation, Bioinformatics, Programming Languages

C.J. Taylor
Computer vision to control mobile robots, recovering 3D models of rigid scenes from images

Lyle Ungar
Machine learning, computational genomics


Electrical and Systems Engineering

Daniel Koditschek
Robotics; application of dynamical systems theory to intelligent mechanisms

George Pappas
control theory, hybrid systems, embedded systems, hierarchical and distributed control systems

Barry Silverman
Human behavior modeling and simulation; synthesis of best-of-breed descriptive models into an integrated cognitive, emotive, and social agent; serious games



Gene Buckley
Theoretical phonology; phonology-morphology interaction; Native American and Ethiopian linguistics

David Embick
Morphological Theory, Syntactic Theory, Language and the Brain

Jianjing Kuang
Phonetics, laboratory phonology, prosody

Julie Anne Legate
Syntax, morphology, language acquisition

Mark Liberman
Phonetics, prosody, natural language processing, speech communication

Rolf Noyer
Theoretical phonology, morphology, morphosyntax

Anna Papafragou
Language acquisition and processing, relation between language and cognition

Donald Ringe
Historical linguistics, Indo-European, morphology

Gareth Roberts
Language evolution, language variation and change, cultural evolution, experimental semiotics, social interaction

Kathryn Schuler
Language acquisition

Florian Schwarz
Semantics, pragmatics, semantic and pragmatic processing, eye movements in reading

Meredith Tamminga
Sociolinguistic cognition, language variation & change, experimental psycholinguistics, and quantitative corpus linguistics

Charles Yang
Language acquisition, language change, computational linguistics, morphology, psycholinguistics



Peter Freyd
Category theory, logic, and mathematical semantics for computation

Andre Scedrov
Logic, mathematical foundations of programming structures, proof theory, categorical semantics


Neurology, Neuroscience, & Bioengineering

Geoffrey Aguirre
Cortical organization for visual perception and recovery of visual function

Danielle Bassett
Complex Systems, Network Science, Computational Neuroscience, Systems Biology, Dynamical Systems, Soft Materials, Behavioral Network Science

Gershon Buchsbaum
Image coding and analysis by the visual system

Anjan Chatterjee
Cognitive neuroscience of spatial language, attention (spatial and temporal), and visual aesthetics

Yale Cohen
Understanding the representation of auditory information in the cortex, how auditory information is integrated with cognitive processes, and how auditory and visual information is combined to form unified sensory percepts

H. Branch Coslett
Human spatial cognitition, reading, semantic memory, studied with neurological patients, functional imaging and transcranial magnetic stimulation

Steven Eliades
Neural basis of vocal communication, sensory-motor integration, vocal/speech motor control in humans and animals, cochlear implants

Maria Geffen
Multi-neuronal processing of natural sounds in the auditory cortex, the effect of emotional learning on auditory perception, and the role of specific cortical neuronal types in processing of complex sounds

Joshua Gold
Neural basis of perceptual decision making and perceptual learning in non-human primates

Murray Grossman
Cognitive processing in aging and neurodegenerative conditions: language, short-term memory functioning, and executive control; functional brain imaging

Brian Litt
Epilepsy, implantable neurodevices, brain-computer interfaces (BCI), machine learning and statistics, computational modeling, network neuroscience


Operations and Information Management

Steven Kimbrough
Cognitive models for directing behavior in strategic interaction (games), agent-based modeling, induction and ampliative inference, and concept representation, especially as applied to text mining



Gary Hatfield
Philosophy of psychology, perception and cognition

Lisa Miracchi
Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Epistemology, Philosophy of Language

Scott Weinstein
Logic and computational learning theory

Michael Weisberg
Modeling methodology, evolutionary theory, philosophy of science


Physics and Astronomy

Vijay Balasubramanian
structural and functional aspects of the organization of sensory systems, organization of cortical circuitry

Philip Nelson
stochastic modeling; computational neuroscience; multielectrode recording



Jonathan Baron
Decision processes, moral judgment

Sudeep Bhatia
Decision making, multiattribute choice, heuristic judgment, memory and decision making

David Brainard
Human vision, machine vision, and computational modeling of visual processing

Johannes Burge
Computational modeling, perceptual systems, vision

Delphine Dahan
How adults represent and access the words they know;
mapping of sound forms onto lexical representations

Russell Epstein
Visual recognition and spatial cognition in humans

Martha J. Farah
Cognitive neuroscience, high level vision

Joseph Kable
Psychological and neural mechanisms of human decision-making

Michael Kahana
Human episodic memory for verbal, visual and spatial information

Michael Platt
Decision-making, Social Cognition, Neuroeconomics, Neuroethology, Neuromarketing, Evolutionary Biology, Behavioral Genomics

Nicole Rust
The neural processing underlying invariant object recognition and visual working memory

Robert Seyfarth
Animal communication, cognition, and social behavior; primate vocalizations and their relation to human language

Alan Stocker
Computational perception and cognition

Daniel Swingley
Word recognition and lexical representation in infants and young children

Sharon Thompson-Schill
Cognitive neuroscience, functional neuroimaging, memory and knowledge

John C. Trueswell
Language processing, eye movements in reading, visual perception



Dean Foster
Machine learning, natural language processing, statistics



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