Mark Steyvers

Professor, Cognitive Sciences
School of Social Sciences

Joint faculty appointment, Computer Science
Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences

Joint faculty appointment, Psychology & Social Behavior
School of Social Ecology

Ph.D., Indiana University, 2000, Cognitive Psychology & Cognitive Science

Phone: (949) 824-7642
Fax: (949) 824-2307

University of California, Irvine
2316 Social & Behavioral Sciences Gateway Building
Mail Code: 5100
Irvine, CA 92697

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Wisdom of Crowds; Aggregating human judgments; Computational models of the mind; Machine Learning and Statistics; Memory and Decision Making;
Best paper award at 2011 Cognitive Science Conference. Category: Applied Cognition.

Best paper award at 2008 Cognitive Science Conference. Category: computational modeling of high-level cognition.

Early Investigator Award from Society for Experimental Psychologists (SEP)

American Psychological Association New Investigator Award (2004); Division 3 – Journal of Experimental Psychology, Learning, Memory & Cognition.
Appointments Postdoctoral Fellow
Stanford University 2000—2002
My research interests span a diverse set of topics in cognitive science such as wisdom of crowds, episodic and semantic memory, dynamic decision making, and causal reasoning. In each of these areas, I combine mathematical and computational modeling with behavioral experiments. The models and experiments are tightly coupled: I try to formulate empirical questions with the goals of constraining, developing, or testing between alternative computational models of how people learn, process, and represent information. My research interests also include some computer science topics in the domain of statistical machine learning and information retrieval. The adoption of recent machine learning methodology has helped me in advancing cognitive science research, especially in the area of semantic memory.
Publications see:
Grants Some recent grants:
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). Title: Automating Behavioral Coding via Text-Mining and Speech Signal Processing. 2010-2015
IARPA (Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity). Title: Aggregative Contigent Estimation System. 2011 -
Cognitive Science Society
Psychonomics Society
Society of Experimental Psychologists
Research Centers Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences
Center for Machine Learning and Intelligent Systems, University of California, Irvine
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