Faculty and Topics of Interest

Samar Husain

  1. Sentence comprehension for humans during real-time language comprehension.
  2. Working-memory constraints, orthography, grammatical representation, and parsing strategy in sentence processing.
  3. Building automatic tools related to comprehension.

Ashwini Vaidya

  1. Lexical and morphological productivity
  2. Event processing during language comprehension.
  3. Crowdsourcing and annotation design.

Sumeet Agarwal

  1. Computational models of sentence production and comprehension, especially for Hindi-Urdu.
  2. Neural network models of cognitive representations, linguistic and visual.
  3. Theory of learning and learnability.

Pritha Chandra

  1. The architecture of the mental module dedicated to language.
  2. Linguistic computations underlying language structure and variation.
  3. Language variation vis-a-vis biological variation.

Paroma Sanyal

  1. Optimality Theory and Harmonic Grammar
  2. Distributed Morphology

Sumitava Mukherjee

  1. Cognitive mechanisms in models of human judgment and decision making with an emphasis on behavioral economics.
  2. Judgments about technology and algorithms.
  3. Human perspectives on algorithmic decision making.

Varsha Singh

  1. Cognitive and autonomic control
  2. Lateralized functions
  3. Biological and cognitive sex-differences

Yashpal Jogdand

  1. Understanding how disadvantaged individuals and groups in society experience and manage/challenge issues of identity, emotion, empowerment, and psychological wellbeing;
  2. Applications of social identity and self-categorization processes to examine critical social/political/development issues in Indian society, particularly caste tensions, gender discrimination, religious conflict, sanitation, and water issues.

Purnima Singh

  1. Influence of structural variables on self and academic performance.
  2. Linkages of social/ collective memory and intergroup relations.
  3. Forms of categorizations and their influence on social interactions.
  4. Justice cognitions and affective reactions to justice violations.

Kamlesh Singh

  1. Psychological test construction and validation.
  2. Positive Psychology and its research-based applications.
  3. Positive Psychology Interventions  (PPIs) for well-being enhancement.