INTERIM DIRECTOR

Jean-Paul Carvalho

 

ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGER

Joanna Kerner

 

GRADUATE DIRECTOR

Louis Narens

 
PAST DIRECTORS

 
VISITING DISTINGUISHED PROFESSORS

Simon A. Levin

 

FACULTY MEMBERS

Robert Akerlof (Ph.D. Economics, Harvard University). Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of Warwick. Research areas: Applied microeconomic theory, organizational economics, sociology and economics.

Pierre F. Baldi (Ph.D. Mathematics, California Institute of Technology) Chancellor's Professor, Department of Computer Science, Department of Biological Chemistry; Director of Institute for Genomics & Bioinformatics, University of California, Irvine. Research areas: Bioinformatics, computational biology, probabilistic modeling, machine learning.

Jeffrey Barrett (Ph.D. Philosophy, Columbia University) Chancellor's Fellow, Professor of Logic and Philosophy of Science, University of California, Irvine. Research areas: philosophy of science; theory of knowledge; philosophy of physics.

William H. Batchelder (Ph.D. Psychology, Stanford University) Professor of Cognitive Sciences, University of California, Irvine. Research areas: Mathematical modeling and measurement methodology in the social sciences.

Michael Birnbaum (Ph.D. Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles) Professor of Psychology, Cal State University, Fullerton. Research areas: Human judgment, decision-making, and utility measurement.

John P. Boyd (Ph.D. Communication Sciences, University of Michigan) Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, University of California, Irvine. Research areas: Algebraic models of social relations, quantitative methods, and sociobiology.

William A. Branch (Ph.D. Economics, University of Oregon) Department Chair and Professor of Economics, University of California, Irvine. Research areas: Macroeconomic dynamics.

Myron (Mike) Braunstein, (Ph.D. Psychology, University of Michigan) Professor Emeritus of Psychology, University of California, Irvine. Research areas: Visual perception, especially depth and motion perception.

David Brownstone (Ph.D. Econometrics and Applied Microeconomics, University of California, Berkeley) Professor of Economics, University of California, Irvine. Research areas: Computer-intensive analysis of statistical estimation strategies and applied econometrics.

Jan K. Brueckner (Ph.D. Economics, Stanford University) Professor of Economics, University of California, Irvine. Research areas: Urban economics, public economics, industrial organization, housing finance.

Michael Burton, (Ph.D. Anthropology, Stanford University) Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, University of California, Irvine. Research areas: Economic and social anthropology.

Carter Butts (Ph.D. Sociology, Carnigie Mellon University) Professor of Sociology, University of California, Irvine. Research areas: Social networks, bayesian methods, informant accuracy, strategic behavior.

Jean-Paul Carvalho (Ph.D. Economics, University of Oxford) Associate Professor of Economics, University of California, Irvine. Research areas: Applied game theory; culture, identity and institutions.

Charles Chubb (Ph.D. Experimental Psychology, New York University) Professor of Cognitive Sciences, University of California, Irvine. Research areas: Vision, perception, information processing.

Linda Cohen (Ph.D. Social Sciences, California Institute of Technology) Professor of Economics, University of California, Irvine. Research areas: Political economy, public choice, and government regulation of business.

Art De Vany (Ph.D. Economics, University of California, Los Angeles) Professor Emeritus of Economics, University of California, Irvine. Research areas: Models of industry organization, health, analysis and policy of extreme events, information processing and market institutions.

Barbara A. Dosher (Ph.D. Experimental Psychology, University of Oregon) NAS Member, Professor of Cognitive Sciences, University of California, Irvine. Research areas: Memory, visual perception, depth from visual motion.

John Duffy  (Ph.D. Economics, University of California, Los Angeles) Professor of Economics, University of California, Irvine. Research Areas: Behavioral and Experimental Economics, Game Theory, Macroeconomics.

Michael D'Zmura (Ph.D. Psychology, University of Rochester) Professor of Cognitive Sciences, University of California, Irvine. Research areas: Vision, color, attention, image understanding, virtual reality.

Jeffrey Ely (Ph.D. Economics, University of California, Berkeley). Charles E. and Emma Morrison Professor of Economics, Director, Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences Program, Northwestern University. Research areas: Pure game theory, applied microeconomics, behavioral and experimental economics.

David A. Eppstein (Ph.D. Computer Sciences, Columbia University) Professor of Computer Science, University of California, Irvine. Research areas: Computational geometry and graphalgorithms, including finite element meshing, minimum spanning trees, shortest paths, dynamic graph data structures, graph coloring, graph drawing, geometric optimization, computational robust statistics, and geometric optimization.

Jean-Claude Falmagne (Ph.D. Psychological Sciences, University of Brussels) Research Professor, Cognitive Sciences, University of California, Irvine. Research areas: Assessment of knowledge, measurement theory, psychophysics, mathematical psychology.

Katherine Faust (Ph.D. Social Science, University of California, Irvine) Professor of Sociology, University of California, Irvine. Research areas: Mathematical, computational, and conceptual models to study complex phenotypes.

Steven A. Frank (Ph.D. Biology, University of Michigan) Donald Bren Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Irvine. Research areas: evolution of social behavior; design of reliability.

Linton C. Freeman (Ph.D. Sociology, Northwestern University) Research Professor Emeritus of Social Sciences, University of California , Irvine. Research areas: Cognition of social structure, social networks.

Michelle Garfinkel (Ph.D. Economics, Brown University) Professor of Economics, University of California , Irvine. Research areas: Strategic aspects of monetary and fiscal policies.

Amihai Glazer (Ph.D. Economics, Yale University) Professor of Economics, University of California, Irvine. Research Areas: Public choice, especially concerning commitment problems.

Bernard Grofman (Ph.D. Political Science, University of Chicago) Professor of Political Science, University of California, Irvine. Research areas: Models of group decision making, models of individual choice, electoral competition.

Donald Hoffman (Ph.D. Computational Psychology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Professor of Cognitive Sciences and Information and Computer Science, University of California, Irvine. Research areas: Formal theories of perception, human and machine vision, recovery of depth from images.

Simon Huttegger (Ph.D. Universität Salzburg) Professor of Logic and Philosophy of Science Science, University of California, Irvine. Research areas: Probability theory; philosophy of probability; induction, decision theory, social philosophy, dynamical systems.

Larry Iannaccone (Ph.D. Economics, University of Chicago) Professor of Economics, Director, Institute for the Study of Religion, Economics, and Society, Argyros School of Business and Economics, Chapman University. Research areas:

Geoffrey Iverson (Ph.D. Theoretical Physics, University of Adelaide, Australia; Ph.D. Experimental Psychology, New York University)  Professor Emeritus of Cognitive Sciences, University of California, Irvine. Research areas: Psychophysics, vision, statistical estimation and testing of ordinal models.

Kent Johnson (Ph.D. Philosophy, Rutgers University) Professor of Philosophy, University of California, Irvine. Research areas: Lexical semantics, metaphysical/epistemological relation between current linguistic theories and broader psychological processes, methodological issues bearing on linguistic theorizing.

Marek Kaminski (Ph.D. Government and Politics, University of Maryland) Associate Professor of Political Science, University of California, Irvine. Research areas: Political systems and economics in transition, formal models of voting, political consequences of electoral laws, models of allocation and social choice.

L. Robin Keller (Ph.D. Management Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles) Professor of Management, Paul Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine. Research areas: Individual decision making, risk analysis, fairness, probability judgments, decision problem structuring.

Igor Kopylov (Ph.D. University of Rochester) Associate Professor of Economics, University of California, Irvine. Research areas: Microeconomic theory, decision theory, and game theory.

Natalia Komarova (Ph.D. Applied Mathematics, University of Arizona) Professor of Mathematics, and Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Irvine. Research areas: Mathematical modeling and biology, virus dynamics, cancer modeling.

Michael D. Lee (Ph.D. Psychology, University of Adelaide) Professor of Cognitive Sciences, University of California, Irvine. Research Areas: Mathematical and computational models of stimulus representation, categorization, memory, decision-making and problem-solving.

Ines Levin (Ph.D. Social Science, California Institute of Technology) Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of California, Irvine. Research areas: Quantitative research methods with substantive applications in the areas of elections, public opinion, and political behavior. Statistical and computational methods for studying opinion-formation and decision-making processes.

Simon Asher Levin (Ph.D. Mathematics, The University of Maryland) NAS Member, Professor of Biology; Director, The Center for BioComplexity, Princeton University. Research Areas: Dynamics of populations and communities; spatial heterogeneity and problems of scale; evolutionary ecology; theoretical and mathematical ecology; biodiversity and ecosystem processes.

Mark Machina (Ph.D. Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Professor of Economics, University of California, San Diego. Research areas: Utility, decision making, risk behavior.

Michael McBride (Ph.D. Economics, Yale University) Professor of Economics, University of California, Irvine. Research areas: Microeconomics, game theory, and political economy.

Louis Narens (Ph.D. Mathematics, University of California, Los Angeles) Professor of Cognitive Sciences, and Psychiatry and Human Behavior; Graduate Advisor to IMBS, University of California, Irvine. Research areas: Measurement theory, foundations of science, decision theory.

Andrew Noymer (Ph.D. Sociology, University of California, Berkeley ) Associate Professor of Public Health, University of California, Irvine. Research Areas: Medical Demography, Mathematical Sociology, Quantitative Methodology.

Cailin O'Connor (Ph.D. Philosophy, University of California, Irvine) Assistant Professor of Logic and Philosophy of Science, University of California, Irvine. Research Areas: Philosophy of biology, philosophy of science, and evolutionary game theory.

Richard S. Palais (Ph.D. Mathematics, Harvard University) Adjunct Professor of Mathematics, University of California, Irvine. Research Areas: Mathematical Visualization and more specifically to continue the development of Macintosh program 3D-Filmstrip (now called 3D-XplorMath).

Lisa Pearl (Ph.D. Linguistics, University of Maryland at College Park) Chair and Associate Professor of Language Science and Associate Professor of Cognitive Sciences, University of California, Irvine. Research areas: Language acquisition, language change, natural language processing.

Zyg Pizlo (Ph.D. Psychology, University of Maryland at College Park). Professor and Falmagne Endowed Chair, Cognitive Sciences, University of California, Irvine. Research areas: Human and machine vision, 3D shape, symmetry, virtual reality, robotics, problem solving.

Dale Poirier (Ph.D. Economics, University of Wisconsin) Professor Emeritus of Economics, University of California, Irvine. Research areas: econometrics, both theoretical and empirical, specializing in bayesian econometrics.

A. Kimball Romney (Ph.D. Social Anthropology, Harvard University) NAS Member, Research Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, University of California, Irvine. Research areas: Cognitive anthropology, cultural consensus, informant accuracy, quantitative methods.

Jeffrey Rouder (Ph.D. Mathematical Behavioral Sciences, University of California, Irvine). Professor and Falmagne Endowed Chair, Cognitive Sciences, University of California, Irvine. Research areas: Mathematical and statistical models of perception and cognition, Bayesian mixed models, psychometrics.

Donald G. Saari (Ph.D. Mathematics, Purdue University) NAS Member, Distinguished Research Professor of Mathematics and Economics, and Director Emeritus of the Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences, University of California, Irvine. Research areas: Mathematics and application of dynamical systems to social sciences; decision theory.

Greg Scontras (Ph.D. Linguistics, Harvard University) Assistant Professor, Language Science, University of California, Irvine. Research areas: Natural language semantics, computational models of language understanding, and heritage languages.

Stergios Skaperdas (Ph.D. Economics, Johns Hopkins University) Clifford S. Heinz Chair and Professor of Economics, and Director of Center for Global Peace and Conflict Studies, University of California, Irvine. Research areas: Economic Theory and Political Economy.

Brian Skyrms (Ph.D. Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh) NAS Member and Distinguished Professor of Social Sciences, Professor of Logic and Philosophy of Science, and Professor of Economics, University of California, Irvine. Research areas: Probability, induction, causation, rational choice.

Padhraic Smyth (Ph.D. Computer Engineering, California Institute of Technology) Professor of Computer Science, University of California, Irvine. Research areas: Statistical pattern recognition, probabilistic learning, information theory, artificial intelligence, image and time-series modeling.

George Sperling (Ph.D. Psychology, Harvard University) NAS Member, Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Sciences, University of California, Irvine. Research areas: Human information processing, vision and visual perception, computer vision and image processing.

Ramesh Srinivasan (Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Tulane University) Professor and Chair of Cognitive Sciences, University of California, Irvine. Research areas: Perception, development and cortical dynamics.

Hal Stern (Ph.D. Statistics, University of California, Irvine) Professor of Information and Computer Sciences, University of California, Irvine. Research areas: Bayesian methods, model diagnostics, statistical computing.

Mark Steyvers (Ph.D. Psychology, Indiana University) Professor of Cognitive Sciences, University of California, Irvine. Research areas: Computational models of memory, reasoning and perceptions.

Rein Taagepera (Ph.D. Physics, University of Delaware) Professor Emeritus of Political Science, University of California, Irvine. Research areas: Quantitatively predictive models; electroral and party systems; finno-ugric area studies.

Tom Trogdon (Ph.D. Applied Mathematics, University of Washington) Assistant Professor of Mathematics, University of California, Irvine. Research areas: Interaction between probability/random matrix theory and numerical analysis, Riemann-Hilbert problems, and applications of universality.

Carole Uhlaner (Ph.D. Political Science, Harvard University) Professor of Political Science, University of California, Irvine. Research areas: Rational actor models and statistical analyses of political behavior, especially participation and voting; decision theory, comparative politics.

Joachim Vandekerckhove (Ph.D. Psychology, University of Leuven, Belgium) Associate Professor of Cognitive Sciences, University of California, Irvine. Research areas: Response time modeling - Psychometrics - Computational methods - Bayesian statistics.

Vijay Vazirani (Ph.D. Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley) Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, University of California, Irvine. Research areas: Algorithmic problems in mathematical economics and game theory, design of efficient exact and approximation algorithms, computational complexity theory.

James Weatherall (Ph.D. Philosophy, University of California, Irvine) Professor of Logic and Philosophy of Science, University of California, Irvine. Research areas: Philosophy of physics, philosophy of space and time, philosophy of science, atomic, molecular, and optical physics (theory), mathematical physics.

Douglas White (Ph.D. Anthropology, Social Theory, University of Minnesota) Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, University of California, Irvine. Research areas: social networks, longitudinal social demography, cross cultural, quantitative methods.

Charles E. (Ted) Wright (Ph.D. Psychology, University of Michigan) Associate Professor of Cognitive Sciences, University of California, Irvine. Research areas: motor processing and control, visual search, handwriting.

Jack Xin (Ph.D. Courant Institute, New York University) Professor of Mathematics, University of California, Irvine. Research areas: Partial Differential Equations (PDE), asymptotic analysis, scientific computation, and their applications in fluid dynamics, voice signal processing, biology, nonlinear optics and geoscience.

John I. Yellott (Ph.D. Psychology, Stanford University) Professor Emeritus of Cognitive Sciences, University of California, Irvine. Research areas: Vision, probabilistic choice models.

Hongkai Zhao (Ph.D. Mathematics, UCLA) Professor of Mathematics, University of California, Irvine. Research areas: Applied and computational mathematics with applications in physics, engineering, imaging science and computer vision.

 
Researchers

Robert Forbes (Ph.D. Mathematical Behavioral Sciences, University of California, Irvine) Project Scientist, IMBS, University of California, Irvine. Research areas: Applications of behavioral mathematics, decision theory, measurement theory, metacognition and statistical analysis to human judgment, problem solving and decision-making.

Kimberly Jameson (Ph.D. Psychology, University of California, Irvine) Project Scientist, IMBS, University of California, Irvine. Research areas:  Categorization behaviors, modeling concept formation for perceptual stimuli (e.g., the cognitive organization of color sensations and its relationship to linguistic classifiers); the development and breakdown of these cognitive functions; and optimum performance in tasks involving codings.

 

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