Dr. Noah Goodman
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Assistant Professor of Psychology, Computer Science and Linguistics
Noah D. Goodman is Assistant Professor of Psychology, Computer Science (by courtesy), and Linguistics (by courtesy) at Stanford University. He studies the computational basis of human thought, merging behavioral experiments with formal methods from statistics and programming languages. His research topics include language understanding, social reasoning, concept learning, as well as applications of these ideas and enabling technologies such as probabilistic programming languages. Professor Goodman received his Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin in 2003. In 2005 he entered cognitive science, working as Postdoc and Research Scientist at MIT. In 2010 he moved to Stanford where he runs the Computation and Cognition Lab. He work has been recognized by the J. S. McDonnell Foundation Scholar Award, the Roger N. Shepard Distinguished Visiting Scholar award, the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship in Neuroscience, and six computational modeling prizes from the Cognitive Science Society.