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See also: Computational Cognition and Learning Lab (PY 183)
My research focuses on understanding human development and learning through both empirical studies and computational models with the hope to get a more complete picture. I am particularly interested in how language is grounded in sensorimotor experience and how language development depends on complex interactions among brain, body and environment. Based on computational models of human language acquisition and findings from empirical studies, my passion is to build anthropomorphic machines that learn and use language in human-like ways.
Bold student names indicate a cognitive science standalone student.
|Johns, Brendan||Language in Memory: Modeling the Influence of Linguistic Structure on Processing (August 2012)||Jones, M. (Chair), Todd, P., Shiffrin, R., Yu, C.|
|Kachergis, George Earle||Mechanisms for Cross-Situational Learning of Word-Referent Mappings: Empirical and Modeling Evidence (December 2012)||Shiffrin, R. (Co-Chair), Yu, C. (Co-Chair), Goldstone, R., Jones, M., Kruschke, J.|
|Kadihasanoglu, Didem||An Evolutionary Robotics Approach to Visually-Guided Braking: Data and Theory (October 2012)||Beer, R. (Chair), Bingham, G., Busey, T., Yu, C.|
|Yurovsky, Daniel||Mechanisms of Statistical Word Learning (September 2012)||Yu, C. (Co-Chair), Smith, L. (Co-Chair), Shiffrin, R., Jones, S., Busemeyer, J.,|
|Schrementi, Giancarlo||Language in the Balance: Factors in the Emergence of Compositional Communication (June 2011)||Gasser, M. (Co-Chair), Leake, D. (Co-Chair), Yaeger, L., Yu, C.|
|Anderson, Joseph||Walking to Reach: Binocular Disparity Matching and The Tau Hypothesis (January 2009)||Bingham, G. (Co-Chair), Busey, T., Yu, C. (Co-Chair), Candy, R.|
|Klein, Krystal||Vocabulary Acquisition via Cross-Situational Learning (December 2009)||Yu, C. (Chair), Shiffrin, R., James, K., Smith, L.|
|Sheya, Adam||Coordinating Location and Object Properties in Goal-Directed Action: A Case of Self-Generated Developmental Change (November 2009)||Smith, L. (Co-Chair), Beer, R. (Co-Chair), Sporns, O., Yu, C.|
|Riordan, Brian||Comparing Semantic Space Models Using Child-directed Speech (March 2007)||Gasser, M. (Co-Chair), Jones, M. (Co-Chair), Kubler, S., Yu, C.|
|Son, Ji Y.||Forces of Contextualization and Decontextualization: A Look at Symbols, Experience, and Language (August 2007)||Goldstone, R. (Co-Chair), Smith, L (Co-Chair), Gasser, M., Yu, C.|