News & Announcements Archive


Science of Learning Conference Unites Researchers

Science of Learning Conference Unites Researchers
On Jan. 22, faculty and students across various fields of science gathered together in Hodson Hall for the biennial Science of Learning Symposium. This past January marked the five-year anniversary for the Science of Learning Institute, which was founded in 2013. In her opening speech, Barbara Landau, director of the Science of Learning Institute and professor of cognitive science, explained what science of learning means.


Alum Awarded Best Paper in Language 2017

Alum Awarded Best Paper in Language 2017
Alumnae Angelica Buerkin-Pontrelli, A&S '11 BA (UPenn PhD student), Prof. Geraldine Legendre (JHU); Jennifer Culbertson, A&S '10 PhD (University of Edinburgh); and Thierry Nazzi (Université Paris Descartes) were presented with the 2017 Best Paper in Language Award at the LSA 2018 annual meeting. Congratulations!


Yuan Tao Receives a Teaching Postdoctoral Fellowship

Yuan Tao Receives a Teaching Postdoctoral Fellowship
Yuan Tao was awarded a Krieger School Science Teaching Postdoctoral Fellowship to teach "Decoding the Brain: Multivariate Analysis in Computational Cognitive Neuroscience" in Fall 2018. Congratulations, Yuan. This award will provide full-time support for Yuan to teach her original course. We anticipate this course will be of great interest to Cognitive Science  and Neuroscience majors with computational interests.


New Computational Cognitive Science Track

Learn about the admissions and program requirements of the newly designed Computational Cognitive Science (CCS) Track within our PhD program! Click the link above.


Senior Arunima Vijay Receives Mellon Award

Senior Arunima Vijay Receives Mellon Award
Congratulations, Arunima! This Mellon award will fund her project to join artists and writers from Johns Hopkins, MICA, Morgan State, and Loyola to create Charm City Stories: an art publication of responsive pieces inspired by stories of mental and physical health in Baltimore. Click to read more.


Barbara Landau Named William James Fellow

Barbara Landau Named William James Fellow
Barbara Landau has received a 2018 William James Fellow Award from the Association for Psychological Science, an honor that recognizes individuals for their "lifetime of significant intellectual contributions to the basic science of psychology."


Awards and Honors for Bob Wiley

Awards and Honors for Bob Wiley
This month, Bob Wiley received a wave of accolades and commendations! The Dingwall Foundation selected him as a Dissertation Fellow and the new JHU Center for Medical Humanities and Social Medicine named him a Graduate Fellow. The he Society for the Neurobiology of Language bestowed a conference travel award, too. Read more...


Kyle Rawlins Receives a Promotion

Kyle Rawlins Receives a Promotion
We are happy to announce that Prof. Kyle Rawlins has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure. Prof. Brenda Rapp commended Kyle for this achievement in saying, “Kyle is just […]


Tal Linzen Joins the Department!

Tal Linzen Joins the Department!
Please welcome Dr. Tal Linzen. He joins our faculty as an assistant professor of psycholinguistics. Previously, Dr. Linzen was a postdoctoral researcher in the Cognitive Science Department of Ecole Normale […]


Congratulations to our recent PhD!

Kudos are in order for Eleanor Chodroff, who successfully defended her dissertation on "Structured Variation in Obstruent Production and Perception" in May 2017. Her degree will be conferred at the end of August. In July, Dr. Chodroff will start a postdoctoral fellowship working with Dr. Jennifer Cole in the Prosody & Speech Dynamics Lab at Northwestern University.