TED SUMERS COGNITIVE SCIENCE

I'm a third-year PhD student advised by Tom Griffiths at Princeton. I'm currently supported by a NDSEG fellowship.

My research uses reinforcement learning and decision theory to study human communication. Theoretically, I'm interested in explaining how societies accumulate information over generations. Practically, I hope to develop artificial systems capable of interacting with and learning from humans.

Previously, I was a data scientist and engineering manager at Automatic Labs (2013-2014) and Uber (2014-2019).