Congrats to Dr. Brent Kievit-Kylar, who leaves the lab to take a position at Google next month! Brent was both a PhD student and Postdoc in the lab, and will be taking his research and skills in data mining and semantic modeling to help engineer better practical information systems. Brent will be at Google's new Cambridge (Mass) campus. Good luck!
In collaboration with Jeff Karpicke's Cognition and Learning Lab at Purdue University, the Cognitive Computing Lab has just received a $1.5 million grant from IES to develop a guided retrieval-based practice system for use in elementary classrooms, BeagleGuide.
We are currently recruiting a postdoctoral fellow in the lab to work on development of the algorithms for automated scoring of open-ended text responses from students in scaffolded learning. Click here for the postdoc ad.
Congratulations to Jon Willits and Jessica Montag, who have both taken faculty positions at the University of California, Riverside.
Also, congrats are due to Brendan Johns, who also begins his tenure-track position at the University of Buffalo in the fall.
Great job guys, and best of luck!!
We have switched over from the old website, and I don't feel like typing all of our history in again with corrected time stamps. So here is an archive of all previous lab news back to 2006:
Jan/2014: "Teaching Computers to Think Like Humans" FABBS interview on the CC Lab's work.
Dec/2013: Mike has been named the new Editor-in-Chief of Behavior Research Methods, effective March 1.
Sept/2013: Lab alumus Brendan Johns is one of the invited speakers at the first Complex Data and Analytics in Medical Research Symposium hosted by HPCVL.
Dec/2012: Mike received the 2012 Early Career Investigator Award from FABBS.
Dec/2012: Congrats to Dr. Gabriel Recchia for successfully defending his dissertation! Off to postdoc at the Institute for Intelligent Systems!
July/2012: Congrats to Dr. Brendan Johns for successfully defending his dissertation! On to postdoc w/ Rich Shiffrin! [party pic] [grad pic]
June/2012: The CCL is part of a mutlisite team with U Colorado, Wash U, UT Austin, and U Mich to win $2.5 million for large-scale automated synthesis of human functional neuroimaging data as part of the NIH Neurotechnology program. Click Here to read the press release.
Feb/2012: Mike was selected as one of five assistant professors across the university to receive the IU Outstanding Junior Faculty Award.
Feb/2012: While I'm pretty sure we don't say any of these things in the paper, it is nice to see that the media has taken an interest in our recent Psyc Review paper. See: Science Daily, io9.com, and my favorite, LifeHacker
Jan/2012: Mike has been appointed the new Associate Editor of the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.
Jan/2012: Lab alumus Dr. Brian Riordan's work on modeling the spread of 'infectious ideas' is featured in Wired's Danger Room
Nov/2011: Congrats to Brent for winning the Castellan Award for Best Student Paper at this year's SCiP conference for his semantic visualization software and paper. The work is now in press at BRM.
July/2011: Congrats to Brendan Johns for winning the Marr Prize for Best Student paper from the Cognitive Science Society [pic]. Also, congrats to Greg Cox for winning the Higher-Level Cognition Modeling Prize [pic], and to incoming Melody Dye for winning the IES Developmental Modeling Prize. Great showing at the 2011 Cognitive Science Conference!
April/2011: Congrats to Melody for winning an NSF Graduate Fellowship....great job, and well deserved!
April/2011: Congrats to Mike who won a very prestigious NSF CAREER award to study models for integrating perceptual and linguistic information. The grant provides $453,674 in funding for the Semantic Pictionary Project and related computational modeling.
April/2011: Congrats to previous lab postdocs Vanessa Taler and Brian Riordan. Vanessa (now at University of Ottawa) just won the Quality of Life Young Investigator Award from the Alzheimer's Society of Canada, and Brian (now at Aptima Inc.) was part of the "Mixed Initiative Machine for Instructed Computing" group winning the best technical achivement award from Aptima.
April/10: Congrats to Greg Cox on winning an NSF Graduate Fellowship, and to Sean Matthews for honorable mention in ths very competitive competition. Great job guys!
March/10: Read the CCL story in "Mind Reader" the cognitive science newsletter.
Dec/09: The CCL wins $50k from Google Research as a seed grant to explore neural binding operations for integrating perceptual information into vector space models! IU Press Release here.
Nov/09: Congratulations to Brendan for winning the Castellan Award for Best Student Paper at the Society for Computers in Psychology Annual Conference in Boston. Great job! IU PBS Release.
May/09: Mike was invited to speak on the future of cognitive modeling at the NSF-sponsored Future of Cognitive Science Conference at UC Merced [PIC]
April/09: Congratulations to Brendan Johns for winning a prestigious NSERC postgraduate research scholarship for three years. Awesome job!
Feb/09: The CCL lab has been selected as one of only 12 funded proposals for the NIH Center for Biomedial/Translational Research competition.....Click here for the press release
Nov/08: LMOSS beta version is released (thanks to Gabe Recchia). You can download it here.
Nov/08: Congratulations to Gabe Recchia for winning the Castellan Award for Best Student Paper at the Society for Computers in Psychology Annual Conference in Washington. Great job! The paper has been published in BRM.
Oct/08: Congrats to R'nld for completing the Chicago Marathon!
Sept/08: The CCL wins $65,615 from FRSP to develop computational models of memory degradation in Alzheimer's disease in collaboration with the Center for Neuroimaging at the IU School of Medicine.
Jan/07:In collaboration with Peter Todd's ABC Lab, the CCL was awarded $67,746 from FRSP to study "Mechanisms of Cognitive Search in Humans."