The Computational Affective and Social Cognition Lab (CASCogLab) is housed in the Department of Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin.
We are a interdisciplinary lab made up of cognitive scientists, psychologists, and computer scientists, and we study a range of topics, such as:
Welcome to Yoon Kyung Lee, who's visiting us from Seoul National University! 🎉
Welcome to new lab members, Emma Gueorguieva and Purna Zaman! 🎉🎉
Dr. Varsha Suresh has successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis! Congratulations to Dr. Suresh! 🎊
October 2022: [ACII 2022]
Varsha presents her paper: Using Positive Matching Contrastive Loss with Facial Action Units to mitigate bias in Facial Expression Recognition. She presents her work in the Doctoral Consortium! 🎉🎉
July 2022: [ISRE 2022 and CogSci2022]
CASCogLab attends ISRE! Phoebe and Gerard each gave their first in-person conference talks at ISRE2022 in LA! 🎉🎉
Also, at CogSci2022 Dennis will be giving a virtual talk on his paper: Modeling Causal Inference from Emotional Displays 🎉
April 2022: [SAS 2022]
Phoebe gave a talk and Gerard presented a poster at SAS on their projects! 🎉🎉
December 2021: [NeurIPS 2021]
Zhengxuan and Elisa Kreiss (and together with Desmond and Chris Potts) presented their paper: ReaSCAN: Compositional Reasoning in Language Grounding.
November 2021: [EMNLP 2021]
Varsha presented her paper: Not all negatives are equal: Label-Aware Constrastive Loss for fine-grained text classification. 🎉
September 2021: [ACII 2021]
Varsha presented her paper: Using Knowledge-Embedded Attention to Augment Pre-trained Language Models for Fine-Grained Emotion Recognition. This is her first paper from the lab! 🎉
Desmond also presented a paper on An Ethical Framework for Guiding the Development of Affectively-Aware Artificial Intelligence.
July 2021: [CogSci 2021]
Dennis will be presenting his CogSci paper: Learning from Agentic Actions: Modelling Causal Inference from Intention, and
Hui Yan will also be presenting "If only Santa had one more present": Exploring the development of near-miss counterfactual reasoning. These are their first papers from the lab! 🎉 🎉
June 2021: Kong Yan San won the SoC Outstanding Computing Project Prize! Congratulations to Yan San! 🎊
February 2021: [SCiL 2021]
Zhengxuan will be presenting his paper: Pragmatically Informative Color Generation by Grounding Contextual Modifiers at the Society for Computation in Linguistics.
February 2021: [AAAI 2021]
Zhengxuan will be presenting his paper: Context-Guided BERT for Targeted Aspect-Based Sentiment Analysis.
August 2020: Terence Lim has won the NUS Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Prize! Congratulations to Terence! 🎊