LangCog Lab Fall 2022
LangCog Lab Social Spring 2023
Bria did her undergraduate work at Stanford and is happy to be back on campus. She spent two years at École Normale Supérieure in France before doing her graduate work in vision science at Harvard University. Her postdoctoral work focuses on the development of visual concepts. For example, how do children learn what is —- and what isn't —- a cup? How do children's visual concepts change across development?
Kat completed her PhD in developmental psychology at NYU in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. She broadly studies how young children adapt their attention and learning behaviors to best match different early environments, with particular focus on understanding variability and strengths in contexts of early adversity. A key aim of her research is to create and collaborate on innovative uses of technology and statistical methods to support education and developmental science.
Rebecca received her B.Sc. from the University of Toronto and her Ph.D. from UC Berkeley. Her research program investigates when and how children learn about - and consequently learn from - symbolic systems, such as language and pictures. Specifically, her postdoctoral work investigates the development of picture comprehension across cultures and contexts.
Rondeline received her B.A. in Psychology from Cornell University in 2017 before completing an NIH-funded research project at The Ohio State University. She is interested in the impact of auditory noise on young children's processing efficiency and language development.
Veronica received her BS in Brain and Cognitive Sciences from MIT in 2019 where she did work on incremental language processing. She is interested in adaptation and convention formation in conversation.
Prior to the PhD, Julio received his BS with a double major in Mathematics and Structural Engineering from UC San Diego and an MS in Computational and Mathematical Engineering from Stanford University. He has ongoing work on computational modeling of human physical intrinsic motivation. His more recent interests are in the area of modeling multi-agent/social learning and theory of mind.
Alvin received a BA in Psychology and Linguistics from Oxford in 2020, and an MS in Symbolic Systems from Stanford in 2022. He is interested in language learning in young children.
BSC in electrical engineering from University of Khartoum, MSc in cognitive science from Columbia University. Interested in the study of cognitive development and language development in particular. Intrigued by the intersection between language and cognition from a cross-cultural perspective.
Steven is a Computer Science PhD student, working with the Stanford AI and NLP groups. He completed a master's at Carnegie Mellon University and an undergrad at the University of Waterloo. He wishes to advance AI with multidisciplinary knowledge, mainly by enhancing machine understanding and generation of human language and vision. This includes exploring methods to improve the controllability and reasoning of language and visual models, and investigating cognitive strategies to align human and machine learning.
Bobby is the current lab manager. He received his B.S. in Symbolic Systems with a focus in Cognitive Science from Stanford University where he was a research assistant in the Social Learning Lab. He is interested in variability in our developmental ecology and the developemental, cognitive, and interpersonal effects of early ecogological adversity. He is also interested in mechanisms for supporting resilience, early learning, and positive functioning across diverse contexts.
Grace is a Research Coordinator. I graduated from UC Berkeley where I completed my BA in philosophy and a minor in early childhood development and learning science. I was a research assistant in the Gopnik Lab where I engaged with studies that seek to understand the factors that influence children's decisions to explore or exploit their environment. I am broadly interested in expanding my understanding of different approaches in the field. Children's development of morality and beliefs about right and wrong also interests me. I am excited to learn more about children’s learning, behavior, and beliefs.
Mika is a software developer working on tools that enable data sharing and promote open science practices. Previously they received their PhD from MIT, where they studied children's early language learning, specifically data-driven analyses of lexical and morphological development.
Amy is a Senior Research Scholar. She completed a B.A. in Psychology and M.A. and Ph.D. in Psychological Studies in Education, all at UCLA. Amy has spent many years at the intersection of neuroscience, genetics, cognition, emotion, and behavior studying developmental trajectories in children with conditions such as fragile X syndrome. More broadly she is interested in research designed to improve learning, educational, and social-emotional outcomes, particularly for vulnerable populations.
Chloe is a current Research Assistant. Chloe is a senior at Stanford pursuing a B.S. in Symbolic Systems with a concentration in Natural Languages and a minor in Translation Studies (Spanish). She is also pursuing an M.S. in Sustainability Science and Practice. She is interested in child language development in multilingual families and second language acquisition.
Ness is a current Research Assistant. She is an undergraduate student pursuing a B.A. in Psychology and a B.A. in Data Science & Social Systems. She is currently engaged with a study investigating auditory noise on children’s language development. She is excited by learning more about research in cognitive psychology and computational methods.
Malia is a current research assistant. Malia is a junior at Stanford pursing a B.S. in Human Biology with a concentration in Psychological Development, Ethics, and Healths throught the human life. She is interested in social impacts upon language development.
Yang is a Ph.D. candidate in Psychology at Tsinghua University with a specialization in Cognitive Science. She is generally interested in the spontaneous generation of analogies.
Georgia Loukatou (Research Fellow)
Eva Portelance (Graduate Student) -- Postdoctoral Scholar, McGill University
Jessica Mankewitz (Lab Manager) -- Graduate Student, UW Madison
Sama Radwan (Research Assistant)
George Kachergis (Research Scientist) -- SkillPrint
Angeline Tsui (Postdoctoral Fellow) -- Research Data Scientist, Huawei Technologies
Yang Wu (Postdoctoral Fellow) -- Assistant Professor, University of Toronto
Alex Carstensen (Postdoctoral Fellow) -- Postdoctoral Fellow, UC San Diego
Joseph Outa (Research Coordinator) -- Graduate Student, John Hopkins University
Charles Murray (Research Assistant)
Megan Merrick (Research Assistant) -- Graduate Student, Indiana University
Hang Jiang (Graduate Student) -- Graduate Student, MIT
Ben Peloquin (Graduate Student) -- Data Scientist, Apple
Pooja Paul (Postdoctoral Scholar)
Benny deMayo (Lab Manager) -- Graduate Student, Princeton University
Vivian Zhang (Research Assistant) -- Graduate Student, Cornell University
Erica Yoon (Graduate Student) -- Teaching Coordinator for Symbolic Systems Program, Stanford University
Judith Fan (Postdoctoral Scholar) -- Assistant Professor, UC San Diego
Manuel Bohn (Postdoctoral Scholar) -- Postdoctoral Scholar, Leipzig Research Center for Early Childhood Development
Abdellah Fourtassi (Postdoctoral Scholar) -- Assistant Professor, Aix-Marseille University
Kyle MacDonald (Graduate Student) -- Postdoctoral Scholar, UCLA
Tom Hardwicke (Postdoctoral Scholar) -- Postdoctoral Scholar, Meta-Research Innovation Center, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Alessandro Sanchez (Research Assistant) -- Software Engineer, Atomwise
Emily Hembacher (Postdoctoral Scholar) -- Data Scientist, Nextdoor
Danielle Kellier (Lab Manager) -- Medical Student, University of Pennsylvania
Gabe Doyle (Postdoctoral Scholar) -- Assistant Professor, San Diego State University
Veronica Cristiano (Research Assistant) -- Graduate Student, Gallaudet University
Molly Lewis (Graduate Student) -- Research Faculty, CMU
Dan Yurovsky (Postdoctoral Fellow) -- Assistant Professor, CMU
Rose Schneider (Lab Manager) -- UX Researcher, Blink
Mika Braginsky (Research Assistant) -- Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford University
Ann Nordmeyer (Graduate Student) -- Assistant Professor, Southern New Hampshire University
Sarah James (Research Assistant)
Andrew Weaver (Research Assistant)
Alexandra Horowitz (Graduate Student) -- UI Researcher, Facebook
Ally Kraus (Lab Manager) -- Analyst, Education Elements
Janelle Klaas (Research Student)
Theresa Hennings (Research Assistant) -- Graduate Student, University of Washington
Stephan Meylan (Research Assistant) -- Postdoctoral Fellow, Duke University and MIT
Chigusa Kurumada (Graduate Student) -- Assistant Professor, University of Rochester
Marisa Casillas (Graduate Student) -- Assistant Professor, University of Chicago
Alex Stiller-Shulman (Master's Student) -- Assistant Professor, San Diego Miramar College
Khuyen Le (2021) -- Symbolic Systems
Gloria Yi (2021) -- Symbolic Systems
Hannah Marshall (2021) -- Psychology
Claire Baker (2021) -- Human Biology
Elizabeth Swanson (2021) -- Human Biology
Isabella Duan (2021) -- Human Biology
Tania Dhaliwal (2020) -- Symbolic Systems
Sophie Regan (2020) -- Symbolic Systems
Benjamin deMayo (2018) -- Psychology
Tamara Mekler (2017) -- Human Biology
Allison Dods (2016) -- Symbolic Systems
Sarah Lucy Case (2015) -- Human Biology
Rachel Chung (2015) -- Science, Technology, and Society
Nicholas Moores (2015) -- Linguistics
Elise Sugarman (2014) -- Symbolic Systems
Laura Soriano (2014) -- Human Biology
Kaia Simmons (2013) -- Human Biology
Stephanie Muscat (2013) -- Human Biology
Rebecca Chung (2012) -- Symbolic Systems
Ilaria Chen (2023) -- Stanford University Symbolic Systems
Meghan Dontha (2023) -- Stanford University Psychology
Bella Fontanilla (2023) -- College of San Mateo
Abigail Maldonado (2023) -- Stanford University Human Biology
Alissa Pascual (2023) -- Stanford University Human Biology
Malia Perez (2023) -- Undergraduate Intern
Katya Sander (2023) -- Stanford University Human Biology
Naiomi Solomon (2023) -- Stanford University Symbolic Systems
Brittany Linus (2022) -- Stanford University Symbolic Systems
Deba Elaiho (2021 & 2022) -- Stanford University Human Biology
Jason Miranda (2022) -- Stanford University Human Biology
Mary Markley (2022) -- Stanford University Linguistics
Minh Khổng Bùi (2022) -- University of California Fullerton
Morgan Wyatt (2022) -- Stanford University Psychology
Renaecia Mae Deleon Guerrero (2022) -- Stanford University Human Biology
Isaac Bever (2021) -- Stanford University Symbolic Systems
Grace Butler (2021) -- San José State University
Qi Han (2021) -- Stanford University Linguistics
Ummara Khan (2021) -- Stanford University Human Biology
Hannah Marie Matteson (2021) -- Stanford University Psychology
Brennan Nick (2021) -- Stanford University Linguistics
Isobel Taylor (2021) -- Stanford University Psychology
Jiayi Wang (2021) -- Boston University
Ruby Ru (2020) -- Smith College
Yiling (Elaine) Ren (2020) -- Trinity College
Naiti Bhatt (2020) -- Scripps College
Elizabeth Swanson (2020) -- Stanford University Linguistics
Hannah Marshall (2020) -- Stanford University Psychology
Claire Baker (2020) -- Stanford University Human Biology
Isabella Duan (2020) -- Stanford University Human Biology
Gloria Yi (2020) -- Stanford Univeristy Symbolic Systems
Sophie Regan (2020) -- Stanford University Symbolic Systems (M.S.)