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.
Claire is a fifth-year PhD student in the Cognition program at the University of Chicago, having formerly studied psychology and cognitive science at Williams College. She is interested in language and concept acquisition. Her research centers on how children learn to express and interpret meaning in language that goes beyond what is literally said, and how they integrate what they glean from conversation with their own experience to gain a fuller picture of the world.
Ashley is a fifth-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 in optimal word learning strategies and their connection to early cognitive development.
Megan is a second-year PhD student in Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University. She graduated from Cornell University with a BA in Psychology and French. She is interested in how children learn language through parent-child interactions.
Yuchen is a second-year PhD student in Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University advised by Dan Yurovsky. He is primarily interested in language acquisition, concept categorization, and distributional semantics.
Riya Chaudhry is an undergraduate student at the University of Texas at Austin majoring in Honors in Advanced Human Development and Family Sciences. She is interested in studying child development and how relationships impact health and well-being.