Priyam Das

Priyam Das

Cognitive Science PhD Student

University of California, Irvine

About me

I am a graduate student in the Cognitive Sciences department at UC Irvine working with Mark Steyvers. Currently, I am focused on understanding what learning looks like during old age and finding ways that we can model this process. Previously, I worked with Falk Lieder and Tom Griffiths at UC Berkeley on developing a cognitive tutor to teach people how to plan better. When I’m not in lab, I like to bake sweets and study foreign languages. My professional goal is to have a career in research, while my life goal is to continue learning new languages even when I’m well in my eighties.

Interests

  • Cognitive Aging
  • Computational Models of Cognition
  • Cognitive Training

Education

  • PhD in Cognitive Science, 2023 (expected)

    University of California, Irvine

  • BA in Cognitive Science, 2018

    University of California, Berkeley

Top Skills

Data Processing

using NumPy, SciPy, pandas, and seaborn within Jupyter

Object-Oriented Programming

Python and Java

Behavioral Research Methods

experience designing web-based experiments using JavaScript/HTML/CSS and analyzing data

Languages

native English, proficient Japanese, conversant Assamese, basic Russian