Appointment of the new Deputy Director of the School's Complex Human Data Hub

The School is proud to annouce that Associate Professor Amy Perfors has accepted the position of Deputy Director of our new Complex Human Data Hub.

By way of introduction, Amy graduated from MIT in 2008 with a PhD in Brain & Cognitive Sciences. Her research program spans concepts, decision-making and language, including hypothesis generation and testing, the representation and acquisition of complex concepts, the social assumptions underlying decision making and inference, language acquisition, linguistic and cognitive evolution, and statistical learning. To explore these issues she uses computational and primarily Bayesian mathematical models coupled with empirical work. Her publications can be found in many of the premier journals in psychology, including Psychological Review, Trends in Cognitive Sciences, Cognition, Cognitive Science, and Cognitive Psychology, and she has received extensive grant support from the ARC, including a DECRA and two Discovery Projects.

Amy is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Psychology at the University of Adelaide, and also holds the position of Associate Editor of Cognitive Science. We are delighted that she has decided to join us, and feel that her research interests and strengths will complement those of our new CHD Hub Director, Prof Simon Dennis, to form a formidable leadership team that, combined with our current staff, will drive this new School initiative forward.

Both Simon and Amy will commence their roles in the School in Semester 2 (August/Sept) of this year, and we await their arrival with great anticipation.