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December 9, 2019
In Fall 2019, Cognitive & Information Sciences welcomes a new Research Scientist, Dr. Daniel Hicks We asked Daniel about his background, research interests, and why he’s excited about UC Merced. See his responses below.  What is your background? I was born in the...
December 9, 2019
In Fall 2019, Cognitive & Information Sciences welcomes a new Research Scientist, Dr. Hanna Gunn. We asked Hanna about her background, research interests, and why she’s excited about UC Merced. See her responses below. What is your background? I thought I was...
December 9, 2019
In Fall 2019, Cognitive & Information Sciences welcomes a new Research Scientist, Dr. Lace Padilla. We asked Lace about her background, research interests, and why she’s excited about UC Merced. See her responses below. What is your background? I had a former life as an...
May 21, 2019
Teenie Matlock is the McClatchy Chair in Communications, Professor of Cognitive Science, and Founding Faculty, at the University of California, Merced, where she is currently Vice Provost for the Faculty (Interim).  Dr. Matlock received her PhD in Cognitive Psychology from UC Santa Cruz,...
September 24, 2018
In Fall 2018 Cognitive & Information Sciences welcomes a new Research Scientist, Dr. Tony Shahin. We asked Tony about his background, research interests, and why he’s excited about UC Merced. See his responses below.  What is your background? My undergraduate and graduate...
September 5, 2018
In Fall 2018 Cognitive & Information Sciences welcomes new faculty member, Dr. Kristina Backer. We asked Kristina about her background, research interests, and what she’s excited to teach at UC Merced. What is your background? I am a cognitive neuroscientist. I completed my...
October 17, 2017
Jazz musicians riffing with each other, humans talking to each other and pods of killer whales all have interactive conversations that are remarkably similar to each other, new research revealed today. Cognitive science researchers at UC Merced have developed a new method for analyzing and...
September 18, 2017
In Fall 2017, Cognitive & Information Sciences welcomes new faculty member, Dr. Colin Holbrook. We asked Colin about his background, research interests, and what he’s excited to teach at UC Merced. See his responses below.   What is your background? I am an evolutionary...
August 8, 2017
CIS faculty, led by Professor Ramesh Balasubramaniam, have secured NSF funding for the next CHASE (Center for Human Adaptive Systems and Environments) Summer School. This will be the second such summer school, organized by UC Merced faculty affiliated with CHASE.  The first, held in 2014,...
May 22, 2017
At commencement ceremony this year, three CIS Ph.D. candidates walked across the stage to celebrate their time at UC Merced, and recognize their imminent completion of the degree. Jeff Rodny (advisor: D. Noelle) and David Vinson and Maryam Tabatabaeian (advisor: R. Dale) were hooded by their...

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