News & Announcements Archive

2020 Excellence in Cognitive Science Award

2020 Excellence in Cognitive Science Award

Kiley McKee has received this year’s excellence award! Each spring, our faculty members choose a graduating cognitive science major with the strongest combination of academic excellence and outstanding accomplishments in research. Congratulations, Kiley! […]

Congratulations to the 2020 Doctoral Degree Recipients!

Congratulations to the 2020 Doctoral Degree Recipients!

Congratulations Drs. Karen Clothier and Emory Davis. We’re so proud of you. See their advisors, Drs. Barbara Landau and Kyle Rawlins, join faculty across the University in this tribute to our 2020 PhD graduates.

Science of Learning Fellowship

Science of Learning Fellowship

PhD student An Nguyen was awarded a Science of Learning Fellowship for 2020-21 in recognition of her interdisciplinary research and high level of performance in our program. […]

Say Cheese!!

Say Cheese!!

Prof. Barbara Landau took this ‘class picture’ of her online Language and Thought seminar. Prof. Landau says, “The students in this class have been AMAZING!— great presentations, great discussions, and […]

Gilman Scholars Virtual Lecture Series

The new Looking Forward @ Johns Hopkins virtual series features JHU faculty recognized for their research, teaching, and service. Our own Prof. Landau is among the speakers; her talk on […]

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.

Isik lab uses computer models to understand vision

Isik lab uses computer models to understand vision

Johns Hopkins News Letter | With the blink of an eye, humans are able to extract more information than advanced computer vision systems. An image is translated from millions of pixels in seconds, and we are able to not only recognize objects and other humans, but also perceive social interactions. Leyla Isik investigates the complexities of human vision and the underlying neural computations.