News & Announcements Archive


Leyla Isik Joins the Department!

Photo of Dr. Leyla Isik
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!


Alumni Networking Happy Hour

JH Grad Students: Want to learn more about non-traditional research-related jobs? Meet and chat with alumni from the psychology, neuroscience, and cognitive science graduate programs who made the move! Please RSVP.


CogSci Commencement Reception 2019 – RSVP

Cognitive Science Graduating Students and Department Members are invited to attend a departmental reception on May 22nd at 12:30 pm to celebrate our recent cognitive science degree recipients. This includes BA, MA, and PhD graduates from Summer 2018, Fall 2018, and Spring 2019. RSVP required. 


Recent Graduate Accepts Apple Offer

Gali Ellenblum, recent PhD alum, accepted an offer from Apple to work as a Machine Learning Engineer! Congrats, Gali!


Two Google Faculty Research Awards

Profs. Tal Linzen and Leyla Isik were named 2018 Google Faculty Research Award recipients in the areas of Natural Language Processing and Computational Neuroscience, respectively. This award program recognizes and supports "world-class, permanent faculty pursuing cutting-edge research in areas of mutual interest" (i.e. Computer Science, Engineering, and related fields).


Dr. Linzen Interviewed on NLP Podcast

Prof. Tal Linzen was interviewed, along with Afra Alishahi (Tilburg University), for an Natural Language Processing podcast. Prof. Linzen makes the case for the effectiveness of cognitive science in analyzing neural networks. Take a listen...


Cognitive Science Colloquium Series, Spring 2019

Our Spring 2019 Colloquium Series will feature Drs. Amalia Gnanadesikan (UMD), Tom Griffiths (Princeton), Cynthia Fisher (University of Illinois), Kathryn Davidson (Harvard), Ellen Lau (UMD), and Thomas Serre (Brown). Talk titles and abstracts will be posted to our event page at least 1 week in advance of each presentation.