Principal Investigator

Benjamin K. Bergen

Interests: Language comprehension and production; meaning and grammar; humans and machines.

Graduate students

James Michaelov

James Michaelov

Interests: prediction in language comprehension.

James is also affiliated with the Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny via the the Graduate Specialization in Anthropogeny.

Cameron Jones

Interests: how our knowledge about the world influences the way we understand language and how we make inferences to go beyond what is explicitly stated in the text.

Tyler Chang

Interests: comparisons between language processing in people and language models.

Tyler is also affiliated with the Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute.

Sam Taylor

Interests: decision-making in humans and large language models.

Yoonwon Jung

Interests: How language and culture affect emotion concepts, and how emotion concepts construct human affective experience


Catherine Arnett

Interests: Psycholinguistics, multilingual language models.

Catherine is also affiliated with the Linguistics department and the Computational Social Science program.

Sean Trott

Interests: LLM-ology, psycholinguistics, ambiguity

Research Assistants

Alex Liebscher

Dan Kaliblotzky

Graduate Student Alumni

Sean Trott (now at UCSD)

Joshua Davis (now at SCC)

Rachel Ostrand (now at IBM)

Elkin Darío Gutiérrez (also now at IBM)

Rose Hendricks (now with the Society Civic Science Initiative)

Manami Sato (now at Okinawa International University)

Tyler Margetis (now at UC Merced)

Nian Liu (now at University of Oklahoma)

Carl Polley (now at the University of Hawai`i)

Jawee Perla (now at American University)

Bodo Winter (now at University of Birmingham)

Napasri Timyam (now at Kasetsaert University)

Song Jiang (now at University of Hawai`i)

Undergraduate Student Alumni

Stefanie Reed (now at CUNY)

Alex Liebscher (now at BetterUp)

Dan Kaliblotzky

Travis Talcott (now at Binghamton University)

Mikhail Stahl (now at UserZoom)

Chitra Subrahmanyam

Myrna Aboudiab

Michael Belcher

Matt Wynn (now at Washington University)

Ben Stillerman (now at NYU)

Austen McMahan

Clarice Robenalt (now at LinkedIn)

Ankitha Bharadwaj (now at Facebook)

Ian Loofbourow (now at Playstation)

Joanne Ku (now at CalOptima)

Tam Nguyen

Chloe Sanossian (now at Safe-T-Proof)

Henry Bley-Vroman (now at Viget)

Iris Kolberg (now at PHCC)