News & Announcements Archive


Two Recent PhDs

Karen Clothier and Emory Davis finished their PhD requirements this fall! Congrats! Their degrees will be conferred in May 2020. They share in common that they were co-advised by Drs. Barbara Landau and Kyle Rawlins. Where will they go next? [Read more]


A Blog by Dr. Paul Smolensky

A Blog by Dr. Paul Smolensky
Check out Dr. Paul Smolensky's latest Microsoft Research Blog post entitled "Next-generation architectures bridge gap between neural and symbolic representations with neural symbols." He describes work presented at the recent Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS) 2019 meeting.


Eight Letters: Prolific Puzzlemaker

Eight Letters: Prolific Puzzlemaker
Tom McCoy. Tom - a Cognitive Science PhD student - started mapping crosswords on graph paper during his senior year in high school. Now a third-year graduate student in cognitive science at Johns Hopkins, McCoy has had 33 puzzles published in The New York Times and is the mastermind behind the university's end-of-year crossword.


CogSci PURA Recipients, 2019-20

Cognitive Science majors Subin Han '21, Peter Zhu '21, and Coleman Haley '20 received Provost’s Undergraduate Research Awards. These $3000 fellowships will help fund their independent research projects in the coming year. Their projects will be presented at DREAMS on April 24, 2020 or DREAMS 2021 (date TBD) to the Hopkins community.


Spring 2020 Focal Area Courses

This list of focal area courses should help Cognitive Science majors and Linguistics minors make Spring 2020 course selections. Registration begins November 4th!


Monica Lopez Receives Alum Award

Monica Lopez Receives Alum Award
Dr. Monica Lopez received a 2019 Outstanding Recent Graduate Award, bestowed by the President and the Alumni Association of JHU. Monica is a PhD alum and new senior lecturer of the Department of Cognitive Science.


Kyriaki Neophytou Receives Onassis Award

Kyriaki Neophytou Receives Onassis Award
PhD student Kyriaki Neophytou won an Onassis Scholarship. The funded project is entitled, “The neural instantiation of concrete and abstract words: local and global organization in healthy and semantically impaired people.” In sum, this project is about using multivariate analysis methods of fMRI data to investigate the neural organization differences between concrete and abstract words. Concrete […]


Emalie McMahon Received NSF Fellowship

Emalie McMahon Received NSF Fellowship
In April, incoming PhD student Emalie McMahon had the distinct honor of being selected as a 2019 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship recipient. Her funded project is entitled, “Real Object Perception in the Human Visual System.” The aim of the project is to investigate how the human visual system processes 3D object shape during grasping. During […]


Cognitive Science Colloquium Series, Fall 2019

Our Fall 2019 Colloquium Series will feature Drs. Rushen Shi (Université du Québec à Montréal), Hongjing Lu (UCLA), Talia Konkle (Harvard), and Keith Holyoak (UCLA). Talk topics will be posted to our event page at least 1 week in advance of each presentation.