On Friday, May 10th, 2013 CIS held its annual First- and Second-Year Talk Symposium. This year we had 6 second-year talks (Winter, Lichtenstein, Kelly, Rodny, Thompson, and Paxton) and 5 first-year talks (Bergmann, Tabatabaeian, Vinson, Abney, and Holman). It was a big day of fun and delightful sharing of research ideas and data. In fact, this count of 1st and 2nd years is over 50% of the entire graduate student group at the time!

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Drew Abney handlin’ the crowd!

Thanks to David Vinson and Drew Abney (first years) for hosting an evening barbecue to celebrate afterwards!

This year’s events

Location: SSM 117

9:40 AM    Light breakfast, prep

10:00 AM    Alexandra Paxton, Multimodal Networks of Interpersonal Interaction and Conversational Context

10:20 AM    Laura Kelly, Prototypical Representational Shifts in Memory for Hue

10:40 AM    Jeff Rodny, Learning in the Critical Branching Algorithm

11:00 AM    Break

11:20 AM    Graham Thompson, Walking in Semantic Space

11:40 AM    Bodo Winter, More is Bigger… Up… and Right

12:00 PM    Trish Lichtenstein, Speedy Verbs & An Enhanced Ability to Detect Increases in Speed

12:20 PM    Lunch

1:20 PM    Till Bergmann, The Impact of Communicative Constraints on the Emergence of a Graphical Communication System

1:40 PM    David Vinson, The Impact of Implied Information on Spatial Memory

2:00 PM    Drew Abney, Complexity Matching in Dyadic Interaction

2:20 PM    Break

2:40 PM    Daniel Holman, Finding Problems

3:00 PM    Maryam Tabatabaeian, Is Dishonesty an Automatic Tendency?

5pm – onward    BBQ @ DnD’s!