People

Dr. Kello

Christopher Kello
Professor, Lab Director
ckello [at] ucmerced [dot] edu

I received a BA in Cognitive Science from the University of Rochester, and a Ph.D in Experimental Psychology at UC Santa Cruz. I was a postdoctoral fellow in the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition at Carnegie Mellon University, Advanced Research Associate at the House Ear Institute, Assistant and Associate Professor at George Mason University, and Program Director at the National Science Foundation before becoming a Professor at UC Merced. My interests span the work of the lab.

Tim Shea

Tim Shea
Graduate Student
tshea2 [at] ucmerced [dot] edu

I studied computer science at CSU Sacramento with an emphasis on artificial intelligence. My research at UC Merced attempts to answer questions about the nature of human and animal cognition in ways that can influence artificial systems. Website

Sara Schneider

Sara Schneider
Graduate Student
sschneider2 [at] ucmerced [dot] edu

I graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 2015 with majors in psychology and philosophy. My research interests pertain to dyadic alignment at both linguistic and behavioral levels of analysis. Website

Daniel Schloesser

Daniel Schloesser
Graduate Student
dschloesser [at] ucmerced [dot] edu

I earned my undergraduate BS degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin . River Falls in 2013, and a MS in Cognitive and Behavioral Sciences from Illinois State University in 2016. Over the last 4 years, my research interests have been focused on investigating the dynamics of interpersonal coordination. Specifically, I am interested in how initial coordination dynamics develop into increasingly more stable dynamics when groups are provided additional sensory modalities to coordinate with another person during a task.Website

Adolfo Ramirez

Adolfo Ramirez-Aristibazal
Graduate Student
aramirez64 [at] ucmerced [dot] edu

I graduated from the University of California Merced with a Bachelors of Science in Cognitive Science in the Spring of 2016. My research interests center on understanding dynamical complex systems and interactions in cognitive processes. My current focus is on temporal analyses of speech and rhythm in linguistics.Website

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