Current & Recent Talks

PIER Colloquium
March 27, 4:30 – 6:00 pm, Baker Hall, A53 Steinberg Auditorium, CMU.
Matt Easterday, Northwestern University, will present "Digital Studios for Social Innovation."

CBNC Brain Bag
March 27, 6:00 pm, Mellon Institute Social Room
LRDC Graduate Student Michelle Holcomb, graduate student, presents "Heightened Uncertainty as a Possible View of Aphasic Language Comprehension." Sandrine Girard presents "Statistical Learning of Syllables and Tones: An fNIRS Study."

Bioengineering PhD Dissertation Defense
March 28, 10:00 am, Biomedical Sciences Tower 3, 6th Floor Conference Room
John Downey, Rehab Neural Engineering Labs, presents "Stability of Recording and Neural Tuning during Intracortical Brain-computer Interface Arm Control."

Crowdsourcing Lunch Seminar
March 28, 12:30 – 1:30 pm, Newell-Simon Hall 1507, CMU
Michael Lee, Professor of Cognitive Sciences, University of California Irvine, will present “Cognitive Modeling Explorations with Crowdsourced Predictions and Opinions.” Lunch will be provided, please RSVP.

University of Pittsburgh  Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Conference
March 29, University Club, Ballroom A, “Living and Working Together”
This interdisciplinary event is of practical value to a diverse audience in humanities, social sciences, social work, education, and health. Registration is free but required (register here). Hosted by: Department of Linguistics , Department of Family Medicine, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Reproductive Services.

Cognitive Brown Bag Series
March 29, 12:00 pm, LRDC 9th Floor
LRDC Graduate Student(s) Caitlin Rice presents “The Role of Cross-language Similarity and Instructional Methods in Morphosyntactic Processing in Beginning Arabic Learners.” For more information on the Brown Bag Series, see

CGSE Spring Student Research Conference
March 30, 9 am – 4:45 pm, LRDC   
The Council of Graduates Students in Education (CGSE) will host the Spring Research Conference at LRDC during the day, followed by a poster session and reception. See the CGSE website for more details.

Intelligent Systems Program (ISP) AI Distinguished Lecturer Forum
March 31, 12:30 - 1:30pm, 5317 Sennott Square
Michael Mozer,  Department of Computer Science and Institute of Cognitive Science, University of Colorado, presents “Predicting and Boosting Memory Retention.”

Pitt Department of Psychology Colloquium
March 31, 3:00 pm, Martin Room 4127 Sennott Square
Mesmin Destin, Northwestern University, presents "Identity-Based Approaches to Improve Student Outcomes and Reduce Socioeconomic Disparities in Education."