News & Announcements Archive


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!


Celia Litovsky Receives Engaged Scholar Award

Celia Litovsky Receives Engaged Scholar Award
PhD student Celia Litovsky was chosen to receive an Engaged Scholar Graduate Student Award from the JHU Center for Social Concern. This award highlights graduate students who are dedicated to community engagement through teaching, community-based program development, and/or research. Engaged graduate students also add to the community experiences of undergraduates by teaching or community partnerships. […]


Alumni Networking Happy Hour

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.


Recent Graduate Accepts Apple Offer

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

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).