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Recruiting PhD Students for Fall 2020

The Department of Cognitive Science at Johns Hopkins University is recruiting graduate students for PhD fellowships in the Computational Cognitive Science of Vision. Students have the opportunity to conduct research at the intersection of computer science, neuroscience, and cognitive psychology, and to receive training in methods including machine learning, deep learning, computational neuroscience, fMRI, EEG, […]


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.


Leyla Isik Joins the Department!

Leyla Isik Joins the Department!
We welcome Dr. Leyla Isik as our newest assistant professor. Until recently, she was a postdoctoral associate in the Center for Brains, Minds, and Machines (MIT/Harvard). Leyla starts July 1st.  Welcome to the team, Leyla! As an alumnae of the JHU Biomedical Engineering program, we hope it feels like coming home. 


Two Seniors Receive Excellence in Cognitive Science Award

Each spring, our faculty members choose a graduating cognitive science major with the strongest combination of academic excellence and outstanding accomplishments in research. This year, two seniors were selected: Kimberly Wong and Mingyu Yang. Congratulations!