News & Announcements Archive


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 […]


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).


Dr. Linzen Interviewed on NLP Podcast

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.


Barbara Landau Named a Gilman Scholar

Barbara Landau Named a Gilman Scholar
Dr. Barbara Landau was recently named a Gilman Scholar, a distinction that honors and celebrates select Johns Hopkins faculty who embody the highest standards of scholarship and research across the university.