Speakers

Plenary Speakers

Cornell University

Neil Lewis Jr


 

Neil Lewis, Jr. is an assistant professor at Cornell University and Weill Cornell Medicine in the department of communication, division of general internal medicine, and graduate field of psychology. His research examines how people’s social contexts and identities influence: (1) how they interpret and make meaning of the world around them, (2) their motivation to pursue their goals and success in goal pursuit efforts, and (3) the implications of these processes for the effectiveness of interventions and policies to improve equity in social outcomes.

2022 CogSci Keynote Presentation Title: Whose minds matter? Theoretical and practical implications of representation in the Cognitive Sciences

University of Washington, Department of Linguistics

Emily M. Bender


 

Emily M. Bender’s research areas include multilingual grammar engineering, computational semantics, and the societal impacts of language technology. Her work includes the LinGO Grammar Matrix, an open-source starter kit for the development of broad-coverage precision grammars; data statements for natural language processing, a set of practices for documenting essential information about the characteristics of datasets; and two books which make key linguistic principles accessible to NLP practitioners: Linguistic Fundamentals for Natural Language Processing: 100 Essentials from Morphology and Syntax (2013) and Linguistic Fundamentals for Natural Language Processing II: 100 Essentials from Semantics and Pragmatics (2019, with Alex Lascarides).

2022 CogSci Keynote Presentation Title: Resisting dehumanizing in the age of AI

Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, The University of Melbourne

Yoshihisa Kashima


 

Yoshihisa Kashima is Professor of Psychology at the University of Melbourne. His research focuses on the psychology of cultural dynamics – how psychological processes contribute to the formation, maintenance, and transformation of culture over time, with particular emphasis on culture of sustainability. His work has appeared in Science, Nature Climate Change, Psychological Review, Psychological Bulletin, American Psychologist, and Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. He was Associate Editor of Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, and the President of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology. He is currently working on cultural dynamics in complex social-ecological systems.

2022 CogSci Keynote Presentation Title: The Psychology of Cultural Dynamics

Rumelhart Prize Keynote

Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University & Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

Michael Tomasello

Rumelhart Prize Keynote


 

Michael Tomasello is Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University, and emeritus director at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany. His research interests focus on processes of cooperation, communication, and cultural learning in human children and great apes. His recent books include Origins of Human Communication (MIT Press, 2008); Why We Cooperate (MIT Press, 2009); A Natural History of Human Thinking (Harvard University Press, 2014); A Natural History of Human Morality (Harvard University Press, 2016); and Becoming Human: A Theory of Ontogeny (Harvard University Press, 2019).