open positions

We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive lab culture, and welcome scientists of all genders, races, sexual orientations, and backgrounds. We especially encourage applications from individuals from groups that are typically underrepresented in academia and STEM fields. Our lab is a very supportive place, and we recruit new lab members with the goal of maintaining a nurturing and productive environment.

The lab is not actively recruiting a postdoc at this time. However, we are always interested in working with talented researchers. Please email Leyla ( about potential openings and collaborations.

Graduate students

We are accepting applicants to the Cog Sci MA program for Fall 2022.


We not planning to recruit new PhD students for Fall 2022. 

Undergraduate Research Assistants

We are committed to mentoring talented undergraduate RAs from a range of backgrounds. We are currently recruiting one RA for fall 2021 to work on a project investigating the relational structure of social interactions using graph neural networks. Students should be highly motivated and some programming experience is desired. If interested, please email Leyla ( with a brief description of your background and/or resume/CV.


Students can complete research for credit or they can apply for summer funding via PURA (due Feb 1) or a KSAS research award (due Feb 15). We commit to working with accepted students to submit their summer funding applications.