You are cordially invited to the
Friday, June 14, 2013
at 9:00am - 11:10am in Cognitive Science Building, room 003
The Balboa Park Cultural Partnership invites you to participate in the NSF-funded Art of Science Learning Incubator for Innovation. The Art of Science Learning project uses the arts to spark creativity in science learning and to develop a skilled workforce in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).
Núñez's & Dr. K. Cooperrider's article 'The tangle of space and time in human cognition' is on the cover of the current (May) issue of /Trends in Cognitive Science/. http://www.cell.com/trends/cognitive-sciences/issue?pii=S1364-6613(13)X0005-1
Feel like ripping your hair out while dealing with data in Ecel or SPSS? Want to avoid paying for MatLab and still be able to process vast amounts of data? R is one of the most powerful programming languages available for scientists!
The Cognitive Science Student Association cordially invites you and your colleagues to the fifth annual California Cognitive Science Conference on May 4th 2013, at the beautiful UC Berkeley campus. This year, we are excited to explore “Learning and Memory: The Enlightened Mind,” through the lens of Artificial Intelligence, Developmental Psychology, Neurobiology, Cognitive Linguistics, Education, and Philosophy of Mind.
UCSD Cognitive Science Student Association Presents
8th Annual Cognitive Science Conference
Movement and Memory: Mapping Through Consciousness
Sunday, April 7th, 2013
Price Center West Ballroom
Cognitive Science students help develop app to bring online content to those without Internet access. The self-described “tinkerers” and “hacker-ninjas” behind a free web app they call “KA Lite” have an immodest goal: They aim to bring the revolution in online education to the 65 percent of the world that isn’t online.
ASSC17 – The 17th annual meeting of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness – will take place in San Diego, USA, from July 12-15, 2013. ASSC 17 is intended to promote interdisciplinary dialogue in the scientific study of consciousness. ASSC members as well as non-members are encouraged to submit contributions that address current empirical and theoretical issues in the study of consciousness, from the perspectives of neuroscience, psychology, medicine, philosophy, computer science, and cognitive ethology.
2013 INTERNSHIP OPEN HOUSE
March 1, 2013
Join us for the evening
Mitchell has Internship opportunities for students working towards undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as recent technical and business graduates.
The Toddler Developmental Disabilities Clinic at the Yale Child Study Center in the Yale School of Medicine is interested in recruiting highly qualified students from UCSD for an exciting new pre-doctoral fellowship for current graduates or graduating seniors. The position will commence June 2013 and will be 2 years in duration.
Save the date: The 8th Annual Cognitive Science Conference will be held in the spring quarter, on April 7th in the West Ballroom of Price Center. More information about this awesome event will be announced soon!
We're currently experiencing what we're calling an "online learning revolution" — but what about the 65% of the world that can't take advantage of it? KA Lite is a lightweight web app for serving core Khan Academy content (videos and exercises) without needing internet connectivity, from a local server.
Our experienced instructors provide in-class instruction, successful test-taking strategies, computer adaptive test information, practice exams, and a comprehensive textbook. All of these features create a winning combination. Small classes and additional tutoring, as needed.
The TMC/CREATE School Partnership Program is seeking volunteers to serve in classroom and non-classroom positions at two partner school sites: The Preuss School UCSD and Gompers Preparatory Academy. Volunteers support students in grades 6-12 at high-needs charter schools, where educators are utilizing innovative and effective methods of shaping positive outcomes for low-income, first-generation college-bound youth.
How do we think about entities that are so abstract that they can't be seen, touched, or heard? In the Embodied Cognition Lab, we investigate cognition from the perspective of the embodied mind, studying the ways in which our understanding of the most abstract concepts (e.g. negative numbers) are grounded in our embodied experience.
Professor Ben Bergen discusses his research on how language works in the brain.
Google Info Table
Want to chat with a Google engineer? Have questions about Google opportunities that you'd like to ask a Google recruiter about? Just want to say hi? Swing by the Google info table at lunch time on Wednesday! There might even be some pizza and Google swag ;-)
UNCF/Merck offers scholarships and fellowships for African Americans in the biological, chemical, and engineering sciences.
Undergraduate scholarships offer up to $25,000.
Graduate Dissertation Fellowships offer up to $53,500.
Postdoctoral fellowships offer up to $92,000.
Application deadline: December 3, 2012
Click here for more info: http://umsi.uncf.org/sif
Assistant Professor in Computational Cognitive Science
Louder than words: The new science of how the mind makes meaning by Professor Ben Bergen. http://www.louderthanwordsbook.com
A series presented by UCSD Alumni and the Division of Social Sciences, What I’ve Learned from Life, Work and UCSD will spotlight two social sciences alumni, Marty Adelstein ’82 and Chris Ottinger ’90. From students who majored in political science to executives in the entertainment industry producing Teen Wolf on MTV, Adelstein and Ottinger both have interesting stories to tell about their experiences at UC San Diego and trajectories to success in business and life.
Previously sponsored by the Yale University School of Medicine, the Donald J. Cohen Fellowship in Developmental Social Neuroscience will select highly qualified college graduates to participate in cutting-edge clinical research on social cognition in infants at risk for autism at the Marcus Autism Center.
Previously sponsored by the Yale University School of Medicine, the Simons Fellowship in Computational Neuroscience will select highly qualified college graduates to participate in cutting-edge autism research at the Marcus Autism Center.
Previously sponsored by the Yale University School of Medicine, the Simons Fellowship in Design Engineering will select highly qualified college graduates to participate in cutting-edge autism research at the Marcus Autism Center.
Rosie Cowell, Ph.D.
Research Scientist, Department of Psychology
Rethinking Modularity: A neurocomputational account of visual cognition
Wednesday, Oct 24 at noon
Professor Ben Bergen's Louder than words: The new science of how the mind makes meaning.
Come and find out about career with Samsung!!!
The first event coming up is a Cogsci Class Q&A and Textbook Exchange on Thursday, Oct. 4, from 5-7pm in CSB 114. This meetup is for anyone who wants to find out if they’re taking the right cogsci classes and for those who want to buy/sell textbooks for those classes.
"Group led by two Cognitive Science faculty members discovers 'biological clock' in brain imaging study of developing children"
Get your thinking caps on and ideas flowing for the fourth annual UIST Student Innovation Contest (SIC). The goal of the contest is to innovate new interactions on state-of-the-art hardware. We give you the hardware, and you show us what you can do. Contestants will demo their creations at the October 8th demo reception. The winners will be announced the following day. Continue reading below to learn more about the contest rules and awards.
This year, our hardware partner is Synaptics - an industry leader in human interface design. Synaptics has provided us with a revolutionary input device, code named "Jedeye". The pre-production prototype features high resolution, independent tracking for up to 5 fingers. Check out the demos in the announcement video to see what's possible with Jedeye. In addition to supplying you the hardware gratis, Synaptics is providing exclusive access to a pre-release of the Jedeye API and code samples. You'll have a chance to hack together some cool demos before everyone else gets their hands on the device. You even get to keep Jedeye after you're done!
Synaptics will be revealing more about this secret product in early August, so stay tuned for more technical details. Thanks for your interest!
Drs. Hollan and Hutchins,
It is our dear hope that you are both aware your research, teaching, and mentorship at the Distributed Cognition and HCI Laboratory has had an enormouse impact. As former students, we take great pride in being counted amoung those who benefited from your tutelage. With our most sincere gratittude, it is our pleasure to make this joint gift to your lab. These funds are unrestricted and are to be used at your discretion to support your work.
As Cognitive Science alumni (in Ryan's case) and recipients of your guidance and advisement (in Nate's case), it's important to us to give back to the institution and instructors who gave us our joy for understanding minds in the wild. We look forward to watching you inspire another generation of young practitioners, and to your continued advancement of the field.
With warmest regards,
Nate Bolt '99 and Ryan Freitas, '97
Prof. Seana Coulson
Prof. Gedeon Deak
Prof. Rafael Nunez
Prof. Jaime Pineda
You're invited to The Cognitive Science Undergraduate Honors Thesis Presentations
Job talk in CSB 003. Wed. May 9th @ noon
You're invited to Teradata Tech Talk on 4/24/12 at 11:00am - 1:00pm in CSE 1202
"Making Sense of Space: Sculpture, Mind and Human Imagination"
Rafael Nunez, Professor, Dept. of Cognitive Science, UCSD. and
Jennifer Pastor, Professor, Visual Arts Department, UCSD
Thursday, April 12, 2012, 7:00PM, The Neurosciences Institute Auditorium
Tickets required and are available Free at:
CALL FOR TRAVEL FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS
For the Center for Visual Science's 28th Symposium
Computational Foundations of Perception and Action
June 1-3, 2012
University of Rochester
Rochester, New York
The ECE Department and Rady School of Management invite you to participate in the ECE Design Competition.
Come to the 7th Annual Cognitive Science Conference: Journey Into Cognitive Science on Saturday 4/14/12 from 9:00am-4:00pm in UCSD Solis Hall.
The Temporal Dynamics of Learning Center at UCSD has 12+ spots for next year's undergraduate research training program.
Are you a freshman or sophomore interested in Android development? Would you like to join us for an all-expenses-paid program of interactive and collaborative Android curriculum at our Mountain View headquarters this summer? Apply for Android Camp today!
Celebrated conceptual artist and CalArts Professor Charles Gaines engages in a conversation with Dr. Rafael Nunez, Associate Professor of Cognitive Science at UC San Diego.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 6:30pm
Warren Lecture Hall, Room 2001
Be a Calit2 paid student researcher this summer!
The Indiana Undergraduate Journal of Cognitive Science is seeking submissions for the seventh volume of its online scholarly publication.
Join us for an info-session, lunch, and facility tour!
Scholarships available exclusively for children of strawberry farmworkers!
We are now accepting 2012-2013 California Strawberry Scholarships applications.
The Institute for International, Comparative, and Area Studies (IICAS) at UC San Diego is pleased to announce a competition for 2012-13 Undergraduate Student Research Travel Grants to support senior honors thesis research by undergraduates in international, comparative, and area studies.
Thinking about studying abroad to the United Kingdom or Ireland? Learn more about the UK/Ireland program opportunities at the United Kingdom/Ireland Info Session on Thursday, January 26 from 1 pm to 2pm in the International Center Lounge.
The Toddler Developmental Disabilities Clinic at the Yale Child Study Center in the Yale School of Medicine is interested in recruiting highly qualified students from the University of California, San Diego for an exciting new pre-doctoral fellowship for current graduates or graduating seniors. The position will commence June 2012 and will be 2 years in duration.
The Centre for Vision Research (CVR) at York University offers a one-week, all-expenses-paid undergraduate summer school on vision science.
Google is proud to announce the 2012 Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship, awarding a group of female students each a $10,000 scholarship for the 2012-2013 academic year.
Associate or Full Professor in Human Computer Interaction (HCI)
DEPARTMENT OF COGNITIVE SCIENCE AT UCSD
The Department of Cognitive Science (http://cogsci.ucsd.edu) within the Division of Social Sciences at the University of California, San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. The department invites applications for a new faculty position in human-computer interaction. The department has a preference for a senior researcher to be appointed at the associate or full professor level, but will also consider junior candidates. Appointment begins July 1, 2012.
Department of Psychology
The Human Computer Interaction Graduate Program at Iowa State University hosts a summer Undergraduate Research Experience, sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Housing and meals are provided, as well as a $5000 stipend.
Welcome to "10 Things," a feature in which local scientists tell us about their life experiences.
As a means of increasing the number of U.S. citizens and nationals trained in science and engineering disciplines of military importance, the Department of Defense (DoD) plans to award approximately 200 new three-year graduate fellowships in April 2012, subject to the availability of funds.
The Centre for Vision Research (CVR) at York University offers a one-week, all-expenses-paid undergraduate summer school on vision science. This year's program will be held June 3-8, 2012.
Please visit our Facebook page and learn more about exciting research in our community.
Bring your resumes and share some pizza with Cypress Semiconductor
The University Graduate School is pleased to announce that it has ten Elite Doctoral Researcher Scholarships available for the 2012-2013 academic year.
Tomorrow! 10/25/11 Amazon Tech Talk 6:30pm - 7:30pm in CSE 1202
Open faculty position available at UC Merced
Sign up now to have your resume critiqued by Cisco Recruiters! Talk to recruiters and management so bring your resume!
Samsung Info Session: 10/14/11 Jacobs Hall (EBU I) Room 2512.......Free Pizza!!!!!
Web Performance Optimization 101
Thursday October 13, 2011
The University of California, San Diego is ranked the 33rd best university in the world, according to Times Higher Education. The London-based higher education magazine partnered with Thomson Reuters for the “World Universities Rankings 2011-2012,” which recognized UC San Diego for its learning environment, ground-breaking research and economic impact.
If you are interested in full-time and intern Software Engineering positions @ Google, we encourage you to apply today to be considered for on-campus interviews at UCSD this Fall on October 21 or November 17.
"Women in HCI at UCSD" is a group that brings together women interested in Human-Computer Interaction at UCSD.
STUDY NEUROPHYSIOLOGY OF SPEECH PERCEPTION, PRODUCTION, AND SENSORIMOTOR CONTROL
This is the info session you don't want to miss! Come learn how to quickly get considered for our 700+ internships and 300+ new grad positions.
Freie Universitaet Berlin - Dept. of Philosophy and Humanities
The University of California, San Diego will welcome an estimated 3,400 incoming freshmen and record 2,750 transfer students for the first day of classes, Thursday, Sept. 22. UC San Diego’s 29,000 students, which includes this year’s new class, can look forward to several new and dynamic campus facilities, academic programs and events.
Psychology, University of Arkansas
Cognitive Science Building - room 001
10:30am to 11:30am
The University of California, San Diego has been ranked one of the top 10 public universities in the nation today by U.S. News & World Report. UC San Diego, the San Diego region’s only university listed in the top 10, is ranked 8th best public university and 37th best university in the nation in the publication’s 2012 Best Colleges guidebook that includes public as well as private and for-profit institutions.
Dr. Sarah Creel has received an NSF CAREER Award for her project "Speaker variability and spoken language comprehension." The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is the National Science Foundation's "most prestigious award" in support of tenure-track faculty. Her distinction is accompanied by a grant for $410,000, awarded through the NSF's Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BCS) Division. Dr. Creel is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Cognitive Science where she is director of the Language Acquisition and Sound Recognition Lab.
Get your thinking caps on and ideas flowing for the third annual UIST Student Innovation Contest (SIC).
Posted to UCSDNews and written by Inga Kiderra, the article discusses research, led by our own Dr. Ayse P. Saygin, in understanding why anthropomorphic robots often make us feel more uneasy than less human-like robots.
The Indiana Undergraduate Journal of Cognitive Science is seeking submissions for its Fall 2011 online publication. Part of the iCogSci project at indiana University, the Indiana Undergraduate Journal of Cognitive Science invites submissions of original work by undergraduate students in cognitive science or related disciplines.
A group of graduate students has organized a Python programming language training/mentoring group that will meet weekly throughout the summer, bringing together people with widely varying levels of experience, towards the goal of boosting our collective ability to leverage this powerful, flexible language to improve our work and make our lives easier. Contact Jamie if interested.
The Hellman Fellows Fund has made a grant of $2.4 million to the University of California, San Diego to support junior faculty members in their scholarly work as they strive for tenure with the university.
Congratulations to this year's recipients of the departmental TA/IA teaching awards (click for details)!
The Atlantic ran a feature on U.S. intelligence agency building a “Metaphor Program” in an attempt to understand how people’s language reveals their mindset, quoting Benjamin Bergen of Cognitive Science, who is one of a dozen lead researchers expected to apply for a grant potentially worth tens of millions
Postdoctoral Position in Modeling of Music and Speech Production
You are cordially invited to the
Cognitive Science Undergraduate Honors Thesis Presentations
Thursday, June 9, 2011
9:00am - 12:00pm
Cognitive Science Building, room 003
June 9th @ 2pm
The University of California, San Diego has been ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek as a top college for its exceptional 30-year return on investment (ROI) based on what students spend on their undergraduate education. The ranking factors in the median salary of UC San Diego graduates and the university’s robust financial aid programs.
May 16th @ 1pm in CSB 180
May 31st @ 2pm in SSRB, Suite 100
Augmenting Collocated Interaction: The design of assistive technology to support face-to-face communication
If you don't already know, the 6th Annual Cognitive Science Conference is coming up! It's our biggest event every year, and it's a great opportunity to experience what the multiple fields of cognitive science have to offer. There will be keynote speakers, a research poster session, lab tours, a professional panel, and of course, free food. Make sure to save the date: Saturday, April 16, 9am, Solis Hall.
Abstract: Social computing is now over a decade old and has established itself as a broad area of research in HCI and CSCW. In the first decade, we’ve seen the emergence of systems that mediate social information and activities by supporting and making visible social attributes such as identity, relationships, presence, roles, and more. In the next decade, social computing techniques will be applied in new domains, including mobile computing for the “next billion” users and “smarter planet” solutions. Many of these new applications will leverage social intelligence, ranging from the now-familiar technique of crowdsourcing to behavioral analytics based on traces of technology use. In this talk, I argue for a broad definition of social computing and discuss current research in these emerging areas within and beyond IBM.
Bio: Wendy A. Kellogg is one of the founders of the field of social computing, forming the Social Computing Group at IBM's T. J. Watson Research Center in 1998. The research group has worked on topics including social translucence (a conceptual framework pioneered by Erickson and Kellogg), computer-mediated communication, social proxies, enhanced audio conferencing, social and task visualizations, and most recently, virtual worlds for business use, social computing for the underserved users and “green IT.” Kellogg holds a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology and publishes in the fields of HCI and CSCW. She is Associate Editor of ACM's Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (ToCHI). Kellogg is currently serving as Technical Program co-chair for CHI 2011. She served as Doctoral Consortium co-chair for CHI 2010, chaired the “Interaction Beyond the Individual” Subcommittee for CHI 2009, CHI 2005 Technical Papers, DIS 2000's Technical Program, and was General Co-Chair of CSCW 2000, and CHI'94. She has served on a variety of advisory boards, including the National Academy of Sciences Computer Science and Telecommunications Board (CSTB) and currently serves as a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee for the Digital Media and Learning Hub sponsored by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Kellogg was named ACM Fellow in 2002 for contributions to social computing and human-computer interaction, and elected to the ACM SIGCHI Academy and the IBM Academy in 2008.
The University of California, San Diego is ranked 11th in the world for the number of research papers published in Nature and its 16 other preeminent research journals, according to the Nature Publishing Group.
As part of the year-long 50th anniversary celebration, join faculty, alumni and students as we celebrate over two decades of outstanding teaching and research in Cognitive Science. In the afternoon, enjoy cutting-edge presentations from professors, followed by an evening reception.
All day time events will take place in Solis Hall
CSSA is hosting special study sessions just
for people in COGS classes! All CogSci
students are welcome!!!
April 20 @ 10:00am
DSS, Room 107
The Integration of Language with Perceptual Systems
Opening for graduating Bachelors or Masters students as Research Assistant/Lab Manager in the Brain and Language Lab in Georgetown.
UCSD’s Preuss School, Gompers Preparatory Academy, and Lincoln High School are looking for UCSD students to volunteer as tutors or interns during class time, after-school, and on Saturdays.
The Cognitive Science Program at Indiana University, Bloomington, invites upper-level undergraduate students and students who are graduating from college to apply for the Cognitive Science Visiting Undergraduate Research Fellowship.
Harvard University seeks to attract candidates, especially those from underrepresented ethnic minority groups, and those committed to addressing the underrepresentation of ethnic minorities in university administration, to administrative careers in higher education.
Annually, the Institute for International, Comparative, and Area Studies (IICAS) at UC San Diego awards grants to undergraduate students for thesis research travel.
CSSA’s 2nd GBM of Winter Quarter, Wednesday, February 23, 2011 from 6:00-7:50pm in PCYNH 121. Free pizza and drinks will be provided.
· All Engineering, Visual Arts, CogSci majors!
· Learn about the ImagiNations Design Competition!
· Opportunities for paid internships!
March 14th @ 1pm in room CSB 180
Anthropocentric Data Analysis
L-3 is a $153B+ aerospace and defense company with over 62,000 employees worldwide. We’re looking to top talent for assignments at locations in the U.S. and around the world. Come join a company with a diverse, entrepreneurial culture that fosters innovation and collaboration.
Do you know what’s happening this Saturday at 4? Yes, it’s a bonfire, down at the La Jolla Shores! Come one, come all, there will be free hot dogs and s’mores.
Donald A. Norman is an emeritus professor of cognitive science and psychology at the University of California at San Diego. He is the author, most recently, of Living With Complexity, published in October by MIT Press.
CogSci Dept is participating in 2011 Triton Spirit Week Decoration. Show your support CogSciners, come to CogSci Bldg front entrance and check out display by undergraduate students.
Professor Joan Stiles, UCSD Faculty since 1983 and Cognitive Science Faculty since 1995, was honored during a retirement reception on November 19th.
KPBS, Nov. 16 — People who are paralyzed may soon be able to move a computer cursor, operate robotic arms or walk again, just by thinking about it. New technology called Brain Machine Interface is making it possible. (Quotes Virginia De Sa, Associate Professor of Cognitive Science at UC San Diego)
11/29/10 @ 3:30pm. in room CSB, 003
Title: Active Perception
See our list of posters & presentations at SfN, this year in San Diego!
Whether it's news depends on what you know. But, newsworthy, without a doubt!
Anne Marie Piper presented a paper, "Introducing Multimodal Paper-Digital Interfaces for Speech-Language Therapy", at the 12th International Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ACM ASSETS 2010). She received a Best Paper award.
Cognitive Science is in part the people who do it. Get to know one such UCSD Cognitive Scientist -- Seana Coulson -- as she talks about her laboratory's research into how brains construct meaning. From her mind to yours, thoughts on cognitive semantics, humor, gesture, and her book in progress.
On Nov. 9, PBS’ Frontline premiered a highly anticipated new episode on false confessions and the case of the Norfolk Four, who were wrongfully convicted of a 1997 murder in Virginia based on false confessions given after hours of police interrogation. Go to website if you missed it.
CHECK IT OUT @ http://sianbeilock.com/ or Amazon! The book is aimed at a broad audience and uses science (her research and many other people's work), stories, and interesting facts to shed light on why people often fail to perform their best when the stakes are high - in academics, athletics, and the business world - and what can be done to ensure success when the pressure is on.
UPI, Sept. 17 -- Cellphone conversations are irritating to people close enough to hear only half of the conversation, U.S. researchers say. (Quotes psycholinguist and Cognitive Science Professor Benjamin Bergen of UC San Diego)
Douglas Sperber has over 16 years of experience in the Information Technology (IT) industry and has provided senior IT consulting services for Fortune 500 companies. He started InSynergy, LLC. and has grown the firm to include over 50 consultants. Through his vision and management, InSynergy, LLC. continues to provide value, integrity, and professionalism in delivering the finest technical services.
Tuesday, Sep 21st at Cognitive Science Building, in the Courtyard (near CSB 180)
11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Starting this Fall, the Wa will meet Mondays at 12noon for an hour of impassioned intellectual camaraderie. Talks will range from informal brown-bag discussions to well-advertised Colloquium Talks. Speakers may present talks they've already delivered elsewhere, practice talks for upcoming conferences, in-progress studies in need of feedback, or off-the-wall theoretical proposals. All are encouraged to speak: faculty, visiting scholars, post-docs, and graduate students.
To get things started, we will meet biweekly in the Fall quarter. The first Wa speaker will be Prof. Ed Hutchins, on Monday, October 11, 12noon-1pm, in CSB 180. Let's pack the room, and have a vigorous discussion! The Wa will meet every other week after the 11th, with talks by Prof. Sarah Creel, Prof. Rafael Núñez, and Leo Trottier.
The University of California, San Diego, the first public university to create its own iPhone application, is now one of the first universities to launch a new application for alumni. In the tradition of UC San Diego innovators who have been on the cutting-edge of broadband wired and wireless Internet connectivity for years, the UCSD Alumni Association’s new application allows alumni around the world to maintain their campus connection.
Seana Coulson, who studies language, received funding to study how gestures are used in communication. Coulson will measure volunteers' brain activity while they watch videos of people talking about the size and shape of objects to see whether they respond more when gestures are used.
Congratulations to this year's recipients of the departmental TA/IA teaching awards (click for details)!
Distinguished Professor Marta Kutas has received an honorary degree from Radboud University, Nijmegen (in association with the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics and the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition, and Behavior).
CSSA is having a BONFIRE (with free food) this SATURDAY (May 22) at LA JOLLA SHORES at 6:30PM!
Friday, June 11, 2010
in Cognitive Science Building, room 003
Ayse P. Saygin will use functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to peer into the brains of subjects as they interact with on-screen avatars. She is investigating “social cognition and interactive artificial agents.”
Congratulations to Leo Trottier, whom the UCSD Friends of the International Center have selected to receive the Friends Ruth Newmark Scholarship.
Calit2-affiliated inventor Ilan Samson has developed a calculator that requires the user to make a reasonable estimate before getting an answer.
Professor Joan Stiles' new book, "The Fundamentals of Brain Development" has been selected as the Cognitive Development Society Book of the Year. The award will be announced at the biennial meeting October 16-17 in San Antonio. Contgratulations Prof Stiles!
Britain's foremost choreographer Wayne McGregor teams up with US scientists to discover the theory of creativity.
Cognitive Science PhD alumna, Alexandra Horowitz has published a new book on dog cognition: Inside of a Dog.
CALL FOR PAPERS: Indiana Undergraduate Journal of Cognitive Science
Are you interested in the inner workings of the mind or intelligent systems? Do you have a paper that deals with anything related to this complex subject? If so, then consider submitting it for PUBLICATION in a peer-reviewed journal!
The IUJCS is a peer-reviewed, online journal of writing in cognitive science. The journal is currently accepting submissions of original work by undergraduate students in cognitive science and related disciplines. Submissions may originate from any field within cognitive science including, but not limited to: artificial intelligence, anthropology, biology, computer science, linguistics, logic, philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience. Even if you are unsure whether your work is relevant, I encourage you to submit.
The benefits of publication include:
*Sharing your important research or ideas with a growing academic community
*Recognition for your outstanding research and writing skills
*Building your publication record for graduate school or employment, and much more.
Interested authors are asked to submit their work electronically in Microsoft Word format to the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for all submissions for the Summer 2009 edition of the journal is September 30, 2009.
2009 Outstanding Graduates Overcame Challenges, Worked with Nobel Prize Laureates
The outstanding CogSci TAs and IAs for 2008-2009 have been named. Congratulations to all!
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH 2-YEAR STIPEND OPPORTUNITY
Professor Johnson honored for her outstanding contribution to teaching by the Committee on Distinguished Teaching
The Committee on Distinguished Teaching has selected Professor Christine Johnson as a recipient of the 2009 Barbara D. and Paul J. Saltman Distinguished Teaching Award for Non-Senate Members for her "outstanding contribution to teaching". Professor Johnson will receive the award at the Awards Reception on Friday, May 29th 2009.
"Collaboration and communication in children and chimpanzees".
Read the LA Times story.
See the full story.
Cognitive Science Professor David Kirsh will "observe how [Wayne McGregor / Random Dance] develop a vocabulary of movement" using video and interviews. See the whole article.
What makes Apple so different? Cognitive Science Professor Don Norman says Apple products have "emotional design". See the article.
Cognitive Science Professor Gedeon Deak and other scientists discuss the pros and cons of using your own children as research subjects in this New York Times article.
Professor David Kirsh describes some principles that make up the best desk in this New York Times article.
A hearty congratulations to Anna Ostberg, 2008-2009 undergraduate honors program student with Dr. Jim Hollan, who has been selected for Honorable Mention in the Computing Research Association's Outstanding Undergraduate Award competition for 2009.
Jacqueline Acuna, Cognitive Science Honors BA, 2008, is one of 4 students to be awarded the 2008 Undergraduate Library Research Prize for their outstanding research skills. Full story here.
Workers at the automaker's new U.S. headquarters need to clear their desk at the end
Our own Professor David Kirsh is quoted in the San Diego Union-Tribute article "Crammed TV screens a strain on the brain?".
Cognitive Science emeritus professor Aaron Cicourel has received an honorary doctorate from the Complutense University of Madrid.
Cognitive Science Professors Jim Hollan and Ed Hutchins, along with UCSD colleague Javier Movellan have been awarded 1 of 26 NSF grants.
UCSD researchers F. Tanaka, J. Movellan, and CogSci emeritus A. Cicourel publish article "Socialization between toddlers and robots at an early childhood education center" in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Professor emeritus Aaron Cicourel will receive a doctorate honoris causa from the University of Fribourg of Switzerland on November 15, 2007.
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has awarded recent UCSD graduate, Joachim Lyon, a full scholarship for up to 6 years which could total $300,000. Click here for the full story.
Cognitive Science professor emeritus Jean Mandler has been selected to receive a Best Authored Book Award from the Cognitive Development Society. Her outstanding volume, "The foundations of mind: Origins of conceptual thought" will be recognized during the opening ceremonies of the meeting of the Society in Sante Fe, New Mexico, October 26-27 (2007).
Cognitive Science professor emeritus Jean Mandler has been selected as a recipient of the 2007 American Psychological Association (APA) Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award. As the history of this award indicates, it is an outstanding accolade for scientific achievement. An announcement of all APA award recipients will be printed in the March 2007 APA Monitor.
Time plays an important factor in learning. But how? At what level? These kinds of questions, and many others, will be addressed by the scientists who are part of a new "Science of Learning" center based at UC San Diego that has just been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Jeff Elman, a distinguished professor in our own department of Cognitive Science here at UCSD, has been been named the 2007 recipient of the David E. Rumelhart Prize. Elman is the seventh winner of the annual award which is given for outstanding contributions to the foundations of cognitive science. See http://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/newsrel/soc/elman06.asp for the full text of the story by Inga Kiderra.