Dan was an undergrad computer science major at Carnegie Mellon before completing a PhD in Cognitive Psychology at Indiana University and doing a postdoc in Psych Department at Stanford. He is broadly interested in how we learn from the people around us, and especially how children learn language. Dan is excited about understanding communication and learning from a systems perspective.
Joe graduated from the University of Chicago with a BS in Mathematics and BA in Linguistics. He is interested in child information-processing strategies and their application to models of machine learning.
Claire is a second-year PhD student in the Cognition program. She studied psychology and cognitive science at Williams College. She is interested in language and category acquisition.
Ashley is a second-year PhD student in Psychology at the University of Chicago. She graduated from Middlebury College with a BA in Psychology and English & American Literatures. She is broadly interested in child language acquisition, and she is currently studying how parent-child communication influences language learning.
Ben received his Masters in Developmental Psychology at the University of Cambridge working with Claire Hughes. Ben has a B.A. in Psychology from Reed College, where he worked with Jennifer Corpus. He is primarily interested optimal word learning strategies and their connection to early cognitive development.
Jo Denby is a Masters student in the Computational Social Science program. He graduated from Cornell University with a BA in Psychology and Philosophy. Broadly, he is interested in using big data and computational modeling techniques to research linguistic development.
Xiuyuan is a second-year student in the Masters Program of Computational Social Science. She graduated from St. John’s College, Annapolis, MD with a concentration on philosophy, history of mathematics and science, and classics. Xiuyuan is interested in language acquisition, semantic memory, and the the evolution of language.
Maria is a third-year undergraduate at the University of Chicago, majoring in Public Policy. She became interested in child language acquisition when she noticed that some children abroad seemed to have a linguistic eloquence that exceeded their age level, resulting in her interest as to how a child’s cultural upbringing could influence their language development.
Maddie is a fourth-year undergraduate at the University of Chicago, majoring in Comparative Human Development and Psychology. Her research interests include language evolution and how children use social and pragmatic cues to facilitate language acquisition. She is currently working on her honors thesis project which investigates how parents help to retain structure in language through their correction of children's errors.
Alexandra is a third-year undergraduate at the University of Chicago, double majoring in Biology and Psychology. She is interested in the application of these two fields in child development.
Emmi completed her undergrad at the University of Chicago with a double major in Computer Science and Psychology. She researched social-cognitive development and how the processes of cognition, language, and learning interact.
Yawen is a recent graduate from the University of Chicago, Master of Arts Program in Humanities. She researched how parent-child interaction can influence early language acquisition. At the Communication and Learning Lab, she worked on lexical diversity in CHILDES corpora.