Probabilistic Models of Cognition: The Mathematics of Mind

January 24 - 28, 2005

Schedule

All times in this Schedule are Pacific Time (PT)

Monday, January 24, 2005

Morning Session

8:30 - 9:00 Check-In/Breakfast (Hosted by IPAM)
9:00 - 9:30 Welcome and Opening Remarks (Illumination Room)

Vision

9:30 - 10:30
10:30 - 10:45 Discussion
10:45 - 11:15 Break
11:15 - 12:15
12:15 - 12:30 Discussion
12:30 - 2:00 Lunch (on your own)

Memory/Cognitive Architecture

Afternoon Session

2:00 - 3:00
2:00 - 3:00
David Huber (University of Maryland)

Bayesian-based models for perception and memory: ROUSE and REM
Presentation (PowerPoint File)

3:00 - 3:15 Discussion
3:15 - 3:45 Break
3:45 - 4:45
Mark Steyvers (University of California at Irvine)

Probabilistic topic models and associative memory
Presentation (PowerPoint File)

4:45 - 5:00 Discussion
5:00 - 5:30 Break

Associative Learning

5:30 - 6:30
6:30 - 6:45 Discussion
6:45 - 7:45 Wine/Cheese Reception (Hosted by IPAM)

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Morning Session

8:30 - 9:00 Check-In/Breakfast (Hosted by IPAM)

From Associative Learning to Causal Inference

9:00 - 10:00
Aaron Courville (Carnegie Mellon University)

A latent variable account of configural conditioning
PDF Presentation

10:00 - 10:15 Discussion
10:15 - 10:45 Break
10:45 - 11:45
11:45 - 12:00 Discussion
12:00 - 1:30 Lunch (on your own)

Afternoon Session

1:30 - 2:30
2:30 - 2:45 Discussion
2:45 - 3:15 Break
3:15 - 4:15
Alan Yuille (UCLA)

Image Parsing and DDMCMC
Presentation (PowerPoint File)

4:15 - 4:30 Discussion
4:30 - 5:00 Break
5:00 - 6:00
Tom Griffiths (Brown University)

Theory-Based Causal Induction
Presentation (PowerPoint File)

6:00 - 6:15 Discussion

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Morning Session

8:30 - 9:00 Check-In/Breakfast (Hosted by IPAM)

Concepts and Categorization

9:00 - 10:00
Jacob Feldman (Rutgers University)

Detecting simple patterns in featural data

10:00 - 10:15 Discussion
10:15 - 10:45 Break
10:45 - 11:45
Josh Tenenbaum (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

 

11:45 - 12:00 Discussion
12:00 - 1:30 Lunch (on your own)

Afternoon Session

1:30 - 2:30
David Danks (Carnegie Mellon University)

Graphical Models for Psychological Categorization
Presentation (PowerPoint File)

2:30 - 2:45 Discussion
2:45 - 3:15 Break

Structure in Probabilistic Models

3:15 - 4:15
Eric Mjolsness (University of California at Irvine)

Variable-Structure Probabilistic Models

4:15 - 4:30 Discussion
4:30 - 5:00 Break
5:00 - 6:00
Stuart Russell (University of California at Berkeley)

Uncertainty in an unknown world
PDF Presentation

6:00 - 6:15 Discussion
6:15 - 7:30 Dinner (Hosted by IPAM)

Thursday, January 27, 2005

Morning Session

8:30 - 9:00 Check-In/Breakfast (Hosted by IPAM)

Motor Systems

9:00 - 10:00
Daniel Wolpert (Sobell Dept. of Motor Neuroscience)

Probabilistic mechanisms in sensorimotor control
PDF Presentation

10:00 - 10:15 Discussion
10:15 - 10:45 Break
10:45 - 11:45
Emanuel Todorov (University of California at San Diego)

On the interplay of noise and redundancy in the motor system

11:45 - 12:00 Discussion
12:00 - 1:30 Lunch (on your own)

Planning, Decision Making, and Imitation

Afternoon Session

1:30 - 2:30
2:30 - 2:45 Discussion
2:45 - 3:15 Break
3:15 - 4:15
4:15 - 4:30 Discussion
4:30 - 5:00 Break
5:00 - 6:00
6:00 - 6:15 Discussion

Friday, January 28, 2005

Morning Session

8:30 - 9:00 Check-In/Breakfast (Hosted by IPAM)

Language

9:00 - 10:00
10:00 - 10:15 Discussion
10:15 - 10:45 Break
10:45 - 11:45
Chris Manning (Stanford University)

Learning the Structure of Human Languages

11:45 - 12:00 Discussion
12:00 - 1:30 Lunch (on your own)

Afternoon Session

1:30 - 2:30
Frank Keller (University of Edinburgh)

Probabilistic Models of Human Sentence Processing
PDF Presentation

2:30 - 2:45 Discussion
2:45 - 3:15 Break
3:15 - 4:15
Adam Albright (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Modeling competition and uncertainty in word class decisions
PDF Presentation

4:15 - 4:30 Discussion
4:30 - 5:00 Break
5:00 - 6:00 Summary Discussion