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The only constructive theory connecting neuroscience and psychology will arise from the study of software.
—Alan Perlis (1982)

I like to think about computers and people, and the ways their study complement each other. If people are anything like computers, then what kind of programs govern their behavior? How would we construct these programs, what kind of programming language would we need?

To address these questions, I research at the intersection of concept learning, program synthesis, and programming languages.

Publications


Refereed conference proceedings


Aboody, R., Velez-Ginorio, J., Santos, L., & Jara-Ettinger, J. Good teachers with poor assumptions: teachers rationally select what information to share, but misrepresent learners' hypothesis spaces. (2018). Proceedings of the 40th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.

Velez-Ginorio, J., Siegel, M., Tenenbaum, J.B., & Jara-Ettinger, J. (2017). Interpreting actions by attributing compositional desires. Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.

Hu, H., Velez-Ginorio, J., Qi, G (2016). Temporal Order-based First-Take-All Hashing for Fast Attention-Deficit- Hyperactive-Disorder Detection. Proceedings of ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining

Talks


Interpreting actions by attributing compositional desires. Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. London, England (2017).