University Relations

Victoria Interrante, PhD
Computer Science & Engineering

Associate Director
Jeanette Gundel, PhD
Professor, Linguistics



Spring Research Day (SRD) is an annual all–day, university–wide symposium that showcases the work of graduate students. Breakfast (coffee & pastries) and lunch (sandwiches) will be provided. Student presenters will be invited to attend a dinner with our keynote speaker.

Keynote: Dr. Tom Griffiths

Keynote: Dr. Tom Griffiths
Computational Cognitive Science Lab and the Institute of Cognitive and Brain Sciences,
University of California, Berkeley, California


"Data on the mind: The next cognitive revolution"

Abstract - The basic methods of cognitive psychology have remained the same for decades — we bring participants into the lab and ask them to complete tasks designed to differentiate between different theories of human behavior, often using simple artificial stimuli. Technological advances offer new ways to study the mind: crowdsourcing to run experiments at large scale, image databases with richer stimuli, and existing behavioral datasets that contain the traces of human cognition. Psychologists have a lot to gain from these methods, but also a lot to offer to people working with "big data," where standard analytic approaches don't necessarily consider the cognitive processes behind human behavior. I will highlight some examples of projects in my lab that try to grapple with these issues — approaching crowdsourced experiments as a problem of algorithm design rather than experiment design, and working with real images as stimuli — and talk about progress towards setting up a Center for Data on the Mind at Berkeley.




Spring Research Day 2016 Program

9:15 – 9:25:
Victoria Interrante
Opening Remarks
9:30 – 9:50:
Christen Pentek
" Well–being, as imagined by youth in a public arts program"
9:50 –10:10:
Nilsu Atilgan
"Effects of stimulus category and task difficulty in the temporal window of crowding"
10:10 – 10:30:
Windy Torgerud
"Arousal both decreases conservativeness and increases attentiveness in a random dot motion decision making task"
10:30 –10:40:
10:40 –11:00:
Dominic Mussack
"Task switching as time allocation"
11:00 – 11:20:
Brian Sweis
"Neuroeconomic decision–making in mouse models of addiction"
11:20 – 12:00:
Poster Session
12:00 – 1:00:
1:00 – 2:00:
Keynote Speaker: Tom Griffiths
"Data on the mind: The next cognitive revolution"
2:00 – 2:20:
Andrew Feit
"Modeling human guidance and perceptual behavior in obstacle field navigation"
2:20 – 2:40:
Kuo–Shih Tseng
"Human–machine interface for assistance of spatial search using near–optimal subgoals"
2:40 – 2:50:
2:50 – 3:10:
Nicolaas VanMeerten
"Battle school study"
3:10 – 3:30:
Link Swanson
"The philosophical roots of predictive coding theory"
3:30 – 3:50:
Patrick O Laine
"The living mind"
Closing Remarks


Updated February 15, 2017