I focus on how behaviors and social interactions early in development constrain the developmental trajectory throughout infancy and into toddlerhood.

My research studies use various techniques: from conducting controlled laboratory experiments to free-flowing toy play sessions to collecting daylong multimodal (e.g., vocalizations, body movements, etc.) behavioral data. I am motivated to apply existing techniques from applied computational social science and machine learning and develop new computational and analytic methods to understand the dynamics of development during infancy and early childhood.

Starting August, 2020, I’ll be an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Georgia. I will be recruiting graduate students, research assistants, and lab technicians. If you are interested in joining the lab, please send me your CV and a description of your research interests. The lab is committed to equality, diversity, inclusion, and an open science practice – the goals are to have fun, work hard, and make discoveries!

Please check out my Research page to see a sampling of my current research projects!

Research Topics:

sensorimotor development; human interaction; emotion regulation; perception/action; language development

Empirical Methods:

behavioral experiments; motion capture; eye tracking; computational models; corpus analysis of naturalistic behavior