Having traveled through Bloomington, Stanford, and Chicago, Dan is excited to be back in Pittsburgh at CMU. Dan spends a lot of time thinking about how we learn things, especially from other people.
Joe did his undergrad at UChicago in math and linguistics. He is interested in how children learn new words and grammar, and applications to machine learning.
Claire is a third-year PhD student in the Cognition program at the University of Chicago. She studied psychology and cognitive science at Williams College. She is interested in language and category acquisition.
Ashley is a third-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 is a second-year PhD student with Dan Yurovsky and Alex Shaw. Broadly, Ben works on the interplay between language and social cognition across development. He is especially interested in emerging conceptions of knowledge and knowledge transmission, and in the language cues that drive children’s inferences about knowledge.
Karina is a third-year undergraduate at the University of Chicago who is double-majoring in Mathematics and Psychology with an extra concentration in Astrophysics. Her research interests include investigating the bidirectional nature of education as parent-child, child-child, and teacher-child interactions.
Join the lab
The Lab has openings for undergraduates to gain research experience working as RAs. As a research assistant in CaLLab, you could be involved in research at every step of the process, from developing research questions and creating stimuli to recruiting subjects and testing participants. If you would like to hear more about working as an RA, please contact our lab manager Josef Klafka (klafka [at] cmu [dot] edu).
Visit the CMU Psychology Department page for more information on graduate programs offered at the University of Chicago and the application process. Please contact Professor Yurovsky if you are interested in pursuing graduate research in the Communication and Learning Lab.
We have grant funding for prospective postdocs interested in studying language, communication, or learning broadly construed. Please contact Professor Yurovsky if you would like to join the lab as a postdoc.