CAP Lab Undergraduate Research Assistants Win Awards

Congrats to CAP Lab undergrad research assistants Trisha Ravigopal and Poojaa Kalathur who recently won awards at the Dennis Dean Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship Symposium. Trisha received the “Karen Roberto Award for Social Science Research”. Trisha was mentored by graduate student Mohamed Zerrouk. Poojaa Kalathur received 2nd place in the “ICTAS Adaptive Brain and Behavior” research category. Poojaa was

Ivan Hernandez, Weiwen Nie, and Joseph Meyer Win the SIOP Machine Learning Competition

Ivan Hernandez and Ph.D. alum Weiwen Nie, along with Joseph Meyer, won the Society for Industrial and Organizational Society (SIOP) Machine Learning (ML) competition.  The goal of the competition was to use natural language processing to predict evaluator scores of text-based responses from job candidates.  28 teams across the US and internationally competed in the challenge. Congratulations Ivan!




Graduate Student Gabby Patarinski Receives Student Travel Scholarship

Gabby Patarinski, a first-year graduate student in the Clinical Science area, was recently selected to receive the highly competitive Student Travel Scholarship from the Academy for Eating Disorders. The funds will support her travel to present her research at the 2023 International Conference on Eating Disorders in June 2023. Congratulations, Gabby! 

Dr. Scott Geller and CABS Team Complete Seed Grant Proposals for CALS

Scott Geller and his CABS team have just collaborated at completing two interdisciplinary seed grant proposals for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), which could lead to significant GRA support if the preliminary research findings are promising. One project is entitled, “The Cats in the Bag: An exploration of the benefits associated with taking a cat for a walk in a backpack.” As the title reveals, this

The Future of Surveys: Voice Over Internet Surveys

How many online surveys have you taken in your lifetime? Was there ever a time where the questions weren’t quite applicable and you wished there was an option to just speak to someone or leave an audio message to reflect what your answer would be? Well, you may have that option in the near future. Graduate research assistant and Ph.D. student Teresa Ristow and Dr. Ivan Hernandez, assistant professor and director of the

Dr. Rosanna Breaux Recipient of 2023 Abidin Early Career Award and Grant

Rosanna Breaux, PhD, assistant professor of the department of psychology and director of the Child Study Center and CALMER Lab, was selected as the recipient of the 2023 Abidin Early Career Award and Grant. The award is intended to recognize an early career psychologist who has established a program of empirical research that has had a major impact on the field’s understanding of psychopathology, prevention, assessment

Dr. E. Scott Geller to be Keynote Speaker at National Conference on Preventing Community Violence

Dr. E. Scott Geller, Psychology faculty member and director of the Center for Applied Behavior Systems (CABS), is set to be one of the keynote speakers at this years National Conference on Preventing Community Violence. The conference will be held from May 30 - June 1 in Florida. To learn more or to register to attend, scan the QR code below. Congratulations, Dr. Geller!


National Conference on Preventing Community Violence


Dr. Louis Hickman Publishes Article

Dr. Louis Hickman, Assistant Professor, Industrial-Organizational Psychology, recently published an article in the International Journal of Selection and Assessment. The article, Automatic scoring of speeded interpersonal assessment center exercises via machine learning: Initial psychometric evidence and practical guidelines, can be found here: Well done, Dr