Our people are leaders in the fields of human genetics, sociology, mathematics, history, evolutionary biology, English literature and psychology, from the nations most prestigous institutions. About a third come from a computational modeling background who are interested in identifying and modeling knowledge generation and transmission processes. The remaining two thirds take the long view of science and scholarship and bring their expertise into meaningful conversations and research on topics that are of interest to them and to the Lab as a whole.
In the Limelight
Special Faculty, Carnegie Mellon University
My research focuses on understanding how linguistic meaning--semantic space--is acquired in cognitive development, changes over historical time, and varies cross-linguistically. I am also interested in issues related to scientific replicability and reproducibility. I received my PhD in Developmental Psychology from Stanford University, where I worked with Michael Frank. Before that, I received a BA in Linguistics from Reed College.
At the Knowledge Lab, my work examined cross-linguistic variability in the alignment of linguistic meaning using large scale corpora. I was co-advised by James Evans at the Knowledge Lab and Gary Lupyan in the Psychology Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
I am currently a faculty member in the Department of Psychology and Social and Decision sciences at Carnegie Mellon University. My personal website: http://www.andrew.cmu.edu/user/mollylew/