Congratulations to the new fellows of 2024
DeepMind, University College London
Sarah Brown-Schmidt earned her B.A. in Psychology at Reed College and her Ph.D. in Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Rochester. Currently, Brown-Schmidt is Professor of Psychology & Human Development at Vanderbilt University. Her research examines cognitive processes in everyday contexts with an emphasis on ecological validity. Areas of inquiry include the representation and use of perspective information, memory for conversation, message formulation, quantitative methods, and cognitive-communication disorders following brain injury. She is the Editor of the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, and served as President for the Society for Human Sentence Processing.
University of Southern California
Dr. Yolanda Gil is a Fellow at the Information Sciences Institute of the University of Southern California, Director of AI and Data Science Initiatives in the Viterbi School of Engineering, and Research Professor in Computer Science and in Spatial Sciences. She received her M.S. and Ph. D. degrees in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Gil collaborates with scientists in many domains on semantic workflows and metadata capture, provenance and trust, social knowledge collection, computer-mediated collaboration, and automated discovery. She is a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), and served as its 24th President.
University of Michigan
Diane Larsen-Freeman is Professor Emerita of Education and Linguistics, Research Scientist Emerita, and former Director of the English Language Institute at the University of Michigan, and Professor Emerita of the Graduate SIT Institute. She is also a Visiting Faculty Member at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2010, she was appointed Fulbright Distinguished Chair at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. In 2011, she was awarded the Distinguished Scholarship and Service Award, the highest honor of the American Association for Applied Linguistics. Her recent books are Complex Systems and Applied Linguistics (2008, with L. Cameron), winner of the MLA’s Kenneth Mildenberger Book Prize, the third edition of Techniques and Principles (2011, with M. Anderson), the third edition of The Grammar Book: Form, Meaning, and Use (2015, with M. Celce-Murcia), and Second Language Development: Ever Expanding (2018).
University of California, Los Angeles
Hongjing Lu is a Professor of Psychology and Statistics at the University of California, Los Angeles. She studies human perception and reasoning, and how intelligent machines might emulate them. Her research is highly interdisciplinary, integrating theories and methods from psychology, statistics, computer vision, machine learning, and computational neuroscience. She has applied this approach to investigate how humans perceive the world, learn new concepts, and use them to reason and select actions.
Bertram F. Malle
Bertram F. Malle is Professor of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences and Co-Director of the Humanity-Centered Robotics Initiative at Brown University. He was trained in psychology, philosophy, and linguistics in Austria and earned his psychology Ph.D. at Stanford University. He received the Society of Experimental Social Psychology (SESP) Outstanding Dissertation award, an NSF CAREER award, and is co-recipient of the Decision Analysis Society 2018 best publication award and the 2019 SESP Scientific Impact Award. Malle’s research focuses on social cognition, moral psychology, trust, and human-machine interaction. He has distributed his work over 170 scientific publications and several books.
Dr. Patrick Shafto is Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at Rutgers University – Newark and Program Manager at DARPA’s I2O office. He spent the previous two years as Member of the School of Mathematics at the Institute for Advanced Study. Research in his lab focuses on mathematical foundations of learning in humans and machines. He has received honors and awards including an NSF CAREER award, term chair in Data Science, and outstanding reviewer awards at NeurIPS and ICML. His research has been supported by NSF (EHR, CISE, SBE), DARPA, DoD, NIH, and the intelligence community. He has been a member of the Cognitive Science Society since 2004.
John R. Anderson
Lawrence W. Barsalou
Gary S. Dell
Daniel C. Dennett
Wayne D. Gray
Patrick J. Hayes
Geoffrey E. Hinton
Michael I. Jordan
John J. McCarthy
Douglas L. Medin
Nancy J. Nersessian
Donald A. Norman
Barbara Hall Partee
Richard M. Shiffrin
Kurt Van Lehn
Jeffrey L. Elman
Lila R. Gleitman
Edward E. Smith
The Cognitive Science Society is pleased to announce the establishment of the CogSci Grove which aims to mobilise cognitive scientists to offset carbon emissions associated with their professional activities. To date, 1681 trees have been planted in protected sites in the Scottish Highlands where they will create homes for wildlife and forests for the future.