Month: March 2016

Zanuttini gives Freeman lecture Fri. April 1 at 3:30

Raffaella Zanuttini (Yale University) will give the Freeman Lecture this year on Friday, April 1 in room S211 of the Integrative Learning Center at 3:30. Her talk, “Discovering Grammatical Diversity in American English” is based on the research carried out

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Bloggers welcome!

For the first time, we’ve set up a post in this newsletter to accept comments (“What is the birthdate of cognitive science?”). We’d like to encourage other members of the Cognitive Science community at UMass to use this platform to

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Reinforcement Learning and AlphaGo

Andy Barto and Sridhar Mahadevan of Computer Science appeared in a piece by the UMass news office last week on the role of Reinforcement Learning in Google DeepMind’s AlphaGo. Andy had this interesting follow-up with his analysis of the factors

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Jung in MLFL Thursday 3/31 at noon

what: Learning Performance Models for Post-Stroke who: Hee-Tae Jung, UMass CICS when: 12:00pm Thursday, 3/31 where: cs151 pizza: Antonio’s generous sponsor: Yahoo! Abstract: The use of robots and games is becoming a popular trend in stroke rehabilitation research. Despite the

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Lane in CSSI Friday April 1 at 12:30

In collaboration with the Institute for Social Science Research and the Department of Economics, the UMass Computational Social Science Institute invites you to the weekly CSSI seminar: Julia Lane New York University, Center for Urban Science Progress (CUSP) Friday, April

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Symposium – Tracking the Human Mind in Attitude and Speech Reports. Saturday April 16th

From Angelika Kratzer You are all cordially invited to a symposium featuring some of the fellows of the 2015/2016 SIAS (Some Institutes for Advanced Study) Summer Institute. The topic of the symposium is: Tracking the Human Mind in Attitude and

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What is the birthdate of Cognitive Science?

From Joe Pater (pater@linguist.umass.edu) I’m currently working on a piece called “1957: The Birth of Cognitive Science” (as part of a larger project on debates in cognitive science). I have picked that date since it is the publication date of

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Strategic planning in Cognitive Science

The steering committee of the CogSci Initiative is currently deeply involved in the development of a strategic plan for the formation of an Institute. If you have ideas about future directions for Cognitive Science education and research on campus, and

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Florence Sullivan of Education on the Steering Committee

Welcome to Florence Sullivan of Education as the newest faculty member of the CogSci Initiative steering committee! Florence has research interests that overlap with many of us. For example, she describes her current NSF funded project as follows: The goal

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Sánchez in LARC 12:20 Weds. 3/23

Covadonga Sánchez from the Spanish linguistics unit of LLC will be presenting to the Language Acquisition Research Center Wednesday 3/23 at 12:20 in room N451 of the ILC on “The realization of subject focus in L2 Spanish: Results from a

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