Decision Making

Decision making involves fundamental research into the knowledge and the strategies that people bring to bear in reasoning and in solving problems. This pursuit raises issues of knowledge-acquisition, learning, and representation, and makes close contact with purely formal and computational studies in computational logic and artificial intelligence.

 

Affiliated Labs and Research Groups

 

Affiliated Faculty

  • Mary Rigdon

    Undergraduate and Graduate Director

     

    Decision Sciences, Behavioral and Experimental Economics

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    Info Page | Personal Website | Decision and Economic Sciences Lab Website

  • Kostas Bekris

    Motion and task planning for autonomous robots; Integration of perception and planning for manipulating and interacting with the physical world; Coordination of multiple physical agents, including human-robot interaction.

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    Info Page | Personal Website | PRACSYS Lab Website

  • Konstantinos Michmizos

    Basic Research: Computational Modeling of Sensorimotor Behavior, Psychophysics, Functional Neuroimaging

    Applied research: Rehabilitation Games for children with disabilities, Robotic Neurorehabilitation

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    Info Page | Personal WebsiteComputational Brain Lab (COMBRA) Website

  • Barry Sopher

    Experimental Economics, Decision and Game Theory, Uncertainty and Information Economics

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    Info PageCenter for Economic Behavior, Institutions and Design (CEBID) Website

  • Vladimir Pavlovic

    Vladimir's research interests include Bayesian system modeling, time-series analysis, and statistical computer vision. More recently, his research has focused on modeling of human emotions and affect, as well as design of fast, robust, face tracking and identification systems. He is also interested in modeling and analysis of human crowd behavior from the perspective of distributed sensing and decision making systems.

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    Info Page | Sequence Analysis and Modeling Lab (SEQAMLAB) Website

  • Matthew Stone

    Reasoning systems for natural language generation and human-computer interaction; formal models of plans, context and mutual knowledge, and linguistic meaning and interpretation.

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    Info PagePersonal Website

  • Thony Gillies

    I work on stuff about how rational(ish) but imperfectly informed agents like us communicate about and operate in an unpredictable world like ours full of other agents. I like proving things (if it’s not too hard) so I tend to be interested in formal models of said stuff. I also have a hobby interest in various parts of the decision sciences.

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  • Jacob Feldman

    Formal, computational and empirical studies of categorization, shape representation, grouping and perceptual inference in visual perception.

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    Info PagePersonal Website | Visual Cognition Lab (VCL) Website

  • Pernille Hemmer

    The influence of prior knowledge on memory and decision making in naturalistic environments.

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    Info PagePriors and Memory (PRIME) Lab Website

  • Alan Leslie

    Conceptual development and the representation of the physical world, of Agency, and of "theory of mind" in infants and preschoolers; also their impairment in autism.

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    Info PageCognitive Development Laboratory (CDL) Website

  • Sharon Lee Armstrong

    Clinical Counseling Psychology

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  • Julien Musolino

    Specializes in psycholinguistics and research focuses on language acquisition and language processing.

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    Info Page | Personal Website | Psycholinguistics Lab Website

  • Manish Singh

    Formal and empirical study of visual object and surface representations. Part-based description of object shape; Computation of surface structure under partial occlusion and transparency; Visual attention.

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  • Elizabeth Torres

    My interest lies in the study of voluntary actions in general and the emergence of symbolic intelligence from them. In particular, I have been studying natural voluntary arm movements in the context of reaching for and grasping an object, obstacle avoidance, the acquisition and retrieval of a motor program, and more recently on the performance of a parietal patient and of patients with Parkinson's disease. I am also doing research on autism.

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    Info PageSensory Motor Integration Lab (SMIL) Website

  • Abdeslam Boularias

    Machine learning, robotics, planning and learning in partially observable domains, reinforcement learning.

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    Info Page | Robot Learning Lab Website

  • Stephen Jose Hanson

    Research focuses on learning, categorization, connectionist models, neural networks, cognitive, mathematical and computational modeling.

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    Info PagePersonal Website | Rutgers University Brain Imaging Center (RUBIC) Website

  • Shana Cole

    Social cognitive and perceptual processes involved in successful goal pursuit; self-regulation and self-control.

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  • Judith Hudson

    Cognitive development; autobiographic memory and development of planning skills.

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  • Mubbasir Kapadia

    Aims to develop agent-centric models for simulating crowd dynamics that challenge foundational assumptions in crowd modeling, while providing solutions that are validated using comparisons to real data, and virtual reality experiments. These solutions can be used to optimize the behavioral dynamics of real crowds and model the relationships between crowd flow and environment features, with applications in predictive analytics and crowd management, and environment layout design. His other research interests include real-time multi-agent planning, character animation for autonomous virtual humans, and digital storytelling.

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  • Brian Keane

    Perceptual organization—how it works in healthy individuals and how it goes wrong among those with schizophrenia; the clinical and neural implications of visual abnormalities in psychotic disorders; how the mind constructs/maintains representations of objects.

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  • Anna Konova

    Clinical translational neuroscience of addiction, brain imaging, decision neuroscience, computational psychiatry

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    Konova Lab Website

  • Casimir Kulikowski

    Image interpretation using planning and learning techniques; methods of theory formation for classification, configuration, planning and design problems with biomedical applications.

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  • Barry Loewer

    Philosophical problems concerning intentionality and consciousness; issues of non-monotonic reasoning.

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  • David Margolis

     

    Sensory processing, decision-making, and neural plasticity in mice. Record and manipulate specific neurons and neural circuits as mice perform learned tactile behaviors to understand sensory-guided decision-making from the synaptic to the network levels. We are also interested in how brain injury and neurological disorders impact neuronal activity and behavior.

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  • Nuria Sagarra

    Psycholinguistics: linguistic and cognitive factors modulating morphosyntactic processing in adult learners (e.g., executive control, cognitive load, language experience), using behavioral (eye tracking, self-paced reading) and electrophysiological (ERPs) techniques.

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