News & Announcements Archive

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.” […]

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 […]

Our New MA and PhD Cohorts Starting Fall 2019

We welcome eight new graduate students joining our department this fall. They come from a variety of backgrounds. See link for details.

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!

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…