Month: December 2017

IBACS Meet and Speak 2018: May 8 & 9


Save the Date


The Institute’s annual research showcase, Meet-and-Speak, is moving to the end of the Spring Semester – May 8th & 9th, 2018.


In addition, the 2018 Meet-and-Speak will feature one internal speaker on Tuesday, May 8 and one external speaker on Wednesday, May 9th.

The external speaker’s lecture will be open to the public, and include a reception.


Stay tuned for more information, and please mark your calendars accordingly so that you can join us for this event which is not only informative, but an excellent networking opportunity for the research community here at UConn!


Job Oppty: Lab Manager/Jr. Lab Assoc., New York University


Lab Manager/Junior Laboratory Associate Position, New York University


2018-19 Academic Year

New York University, Department of Linguistics

Child Language Laboratory

Interfolio position URL

The Child Language Laboratory at New York University, directed by Dr. Ailís
Cournane, invites applications for a one-year full-time lab manager
position, starting Sept 1, 2018.


Our lab focuses on semantic and syntactic
development in typically developing children. We use a variety of corpus
and experimental methods both in the lab and at local daycares. Under
supervision of Dr. Cournane, the lab manager’s tasks will include aiding
with the development of research, administration and project management,
and recruiting and running participants. The weighting of tasks is subject
to expertise and to lab needs. This position is an excellent opportunity
for an interested and committed individual to get guidance and experience
with lab-based cognitive science research.

Requirements for the position include a bachelor’s degree in a relevant
field (Linguistics, Cognitive Science, Communication Disorders, Psychology,
Computer Science, or similar) in hand by start date. The candidate must
have excellent interpersonal, organizational, and computer skills and be a
proactive and engaged learner with a professional and developed work ethic.

The ideal candidate has basic (or better) computer programming and
statistical skills (R), has experience working with toddlers and preschool
aged children, is proactive and comfortable interacting with families,
teachers, and preschool directors, and has advanced undergraduate cognitive
development, syntax and/or semantics background. Valuable skills and
experiences include: prior research experience (especially with
eye-tracking and/or behavioural tasks), training in linguistic theory, and
experience with science outreach and public engagement.

*New York University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. New York University
is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect
of its hiring and promotion process without regard to race, color, creed,
religion, sex, pregnancy or childbirth (or related medical condition),
sexual orientation, partnership status, gender and/or gender identity or
expression, marital, parental or familial status, caregiver status,
national origin, ethnicity, alienage or citizenship status, veteran or
military status, age, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics,
domestic violence victim status, unemployment status, or any other legally
protected basis. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of minority
sexual orientation or gender identity, individuals with disabilities, and
veterans are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.*

Required Documents: 2 page statement of interest; 3 letters of
recommendation; CV; transcript(s); writing sample
Application Deadline: Jan 22nd (midnight EST), letters from recommenders
due by Jan 22nd.(changed from the original notice of Jan 15)

All application materials must be submitted via Interfolio: Interfolio
position URL:
Any questions should be directed to

The Diverse Intelligences Summer Institute

A new summer program is being launched by a few faculty at UCLA, the Diverse Intelligences Summer Institute (DISI for short). The basic idea is to bring together promising graduate students and postdocs interested in the study of mind, cognition, and intelligence for two weeks of transdisciplinary exploration. Participants and faculty will fall roughly into three sub-themes:

  • Recognizing Intelligences (i.e., non-human biological intelligences)
  • Shaping Human Intelligences (how development, culture, technology, etc. shape human capacities)
  • Programming Intelligences (artificial intelligence and its social/philosophical implications)


An outstanding international faculty has been assembled, and  they anticipate stimulating discussion and debate across a range of cutting-edge topics. In addition to attending lectures and engaging in discussions, participants will have the opportunity to develop collaborative interdisciplinary research projects with guidance from DISI faculty and staff.

The Summer Institute will be held at the University of St Andrews, Scotland, from July 29 to August 12.

Reviewing of applications begins on February 1, 2018. Roughly 40-45 participants will be selected. Apply here.

If potential applicants have any questions, they can reach out to our wonderful Program Administrator, Dr. Stephanie Meredith, at

Thanks so much for helping us build an exciting new intellectual community!

40th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society

40th Annual Meeting of the
Cognitive Science Society
Changing Minds
Madison, Wisconsin US
July 26 – 28, 2018
(Tutorials & Workshops: July 25, 2018)

Plenary Speakers:
Helen Neville, University of Oregon
Matt Botvinick, Google DeepMind
Michael Kearns, University of Pennsylvania

Rumelhart Prize Presentation:
Michael Tanenhaus, University of Rochester

Cognitive scientists from around the world are invited to attend CogSci 2018! The Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society is the world’s premiere annual conference for the interdisciplinary study of cognition. Cognitive Science draws on a broad spectrum of disciplines, topics, and methodologies, and CogSci 2018 reflects this diversity in its theme.

In addition to the invited presentations, the program will be filled with competitive peer-reviewed submissions of several kinds: research papers, contributed symposia, publication-based talks, member abstracts, tutorials, and workshops.

The online submission is now open.  Review the criteria and make your submission.

Submissions may report on work involving any approach to Cognitive Science, including, but not limited to, anthropology, artificial intelligence, computational cognitive systems, cognitive development, cognitive neuroscience, cognitive psychology, education, evolution of cognition, linguistics, logic, machine learning, network analysis, neural networks, philosophy, and robotics.

Please see the submissions page on the conference website for submission categories, including a new option to publish only the abstract portion of 6-page submissions. The deadline for submissions is February 1, 2018. All submissions must be made via the conference program website.