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One-day workshop: Decision-making: from evidence accumulation to preference formation & belief updating

Thursday July 16th  at 10 am

Speakers:

  • Rafal Bogacz, University of Oxford
  • Neil Bramley & David Lagnado, UCL
  • Nick Chater, University of Warwick
  • Eddy Davelaar, Birkbeck
  • Laurence Hunt, UCL

  • Benedetto de Martino, University of Cambridge
  • Neil Stewart, University of Warwick

  • Chris Summerfield, University of Oxford
  • Konstantinos Tsetsos, Birkbeck

  • Marius Usher, University of Tel Aviv

Place: Room B35Malet Street, Birkbeck Main Building, Torrington Square, WC1E 7HX

Attendance: free

More details: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/4913072/CCCM_decision_making.pdf

One-day WorkshopAssociative Learning, Connectionism & Reinforcement Learning: Past, Present, Future

Monday June  1stth, Birkbeck, University of London

Speakers:

  • John Pearce, Cardiff University
  • Jay McClelland, Stanford University
  • Peter Dayan, Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit
  • Koray Kavukcuoglu, Google DeepMind
  • Denis Mareschal, Birkbeck

Time: 10:00

Place: Room B33 Malet Street, Birkbeck Main Building, Torrington Square

Attendance free, though we would appreciate indication of intent to attend to: u.hahn@bbk.ac.uk

Full programme (pdf)

Feb 20th 2015

Free, one-day CCCM workshop on the topic of "Randomness and Structure".

Workshop Programme & Details (PDF)

7-2014

For their paper entitled Uncertainty and exploration in a restless bandit task, CCCM Affiliate Maarten Speekenbrink & Emmanuouil Konstantinidis win this year’s Society for Cognitive Science Computational Modeling Prize in higher-level cognition. Congratulations!!

8th London Reasoning Workshop held: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/psychology/our-research/londonreasoningworkshop/programme

4-2014

1st Workshop "Introduction to Computational Modelling for Postgrads by Postgrads", organized and held by Olivia Guest and Chris Brand. Thanks for making this a success!

12-2013

Prof. Ulrike Hahn awarded Humboldt Foudation Anneliese Maier Research Award.

 

10-2013

Dr. Tim J. Smith awarded Philip Leverhulme Prize

 

09-2013

Prof. Mike Oaksford gives the 8th A R Jonckheere Memorial Lecture at University College London

 

07-2013

Inaugural British Academy medal awarded to Dr. Rick Cooper for his book The Organisation of Mind, 2011, OUP, published together with Tim Shallice

 

05-2013

Prof. D. Mareschal elected to the Fellowship of the Association for Psychological Science

 

05-2013

Prof. Ulrike Hahn receives Swedish Research Council 2013 Kerstin Hesselgren Research Professorship

 

03-2013

One-day Workshop to mark the launch of Birkbeck’s new Centre for Cognition, Computation and Modelling

Programme

Friday, March 22nd, 2013, Birkbeck, University of London

Programme:

 

9:30

Onwards coffee

10:00

Mike Oaksford, Birkbeck: "Dynamical Inference in Everyday Conditional Reasoning"

10:30

Tim Smith, Birkbeck: "Computational modelling of gaze"

11:00

Rick Cooper, Birkbeck: "Modelling Response Inhibition Across Tasks"

11:30

Peter Dayan, Gatsby: "Setting the switches"

12:00–13:00

Lunch

13:00

Maarten Speekenbrink, UCL: "Adaptive design for model discrimination"

13:30

Michael Thomas, Birkbeck: "Combining multi-scale models with population modelling to study variations in development"

14:00

Andrew Howes, Birmingham: "A bounded optimal approach to psychological theory"

14:30

Coffee

15:00

Brad Love: UCL: "Limits in decision making arise from limits in memory retrieval"

15:30

Eddy Davelaar, Birkbeck: "Dynamic Memory and Cognition"

16:00

David Shanks, UCL: "Modelling Implicit and Explicit Memory in Ageing"

16:30

Closing remarks (Ulrike Hahn) and Drinks Reception

Attendance is free.
Venue: Clore Mangement Centre, Birkbeck: Lecture room B01, Torrington Square, London WC1E 7HX
Contact: Ulrike Hahn, Dept. of Psychological Sciences, Birkbeck, u.hahn@bbk.ac.uk

 

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