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Dr. Yasuaki Sakamoto

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Dr. Yasuaki Sakamoto
Assistant Professor
Location:632 Babbio Center
Phone:201.216.8198
Fax:201.216.5385
Email:ysakamot@stevens.edu
Courses:
BME 175
MGT 718
MGT 730
School:  Howe School of Technology Management
Research & Education
   
Research

Interests: How people learn, think, and act

 

Areas: Category learning, social learning, knowledge representation, decision making, problem solving

 

*** Looking for motivated graduate students ***

Education
  • Ph.D. (2005) Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin
  • M.A. (2003) Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin
  • B.A. (1999) Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University at Bloomington
Achievements & Professional Societies
Grants, Contracts & Funds
NSF Crowdsourcing creativity (Co-PI)
Selected Publications
Journals

  • Sakamoto, Y., Jones, M., & Love, B. C.. (2008). "Putting the psychology back into psychological models: Mechanistic vs. rational approaches", Memory & Cognition. 36 1057-1065.


  • Matsuka, T., Sakamoto, Y., Chouchourelou, A., & Nickerson, J. V.. (2008). "Toward a descriptive cognitive model of human learning", Neurocomputing. 71 2446-2455.


  • Matsuka, T., Sakamoto, Y., & Chouchourelou, A.. (2008). "Modeling a flexible representation machinery of human concept learning", Neural Networks. 21 289-302.


  • Sakamoto, Y., & Love, B.C.. (2006). "Vancouver, Totonto, Montreal, Austin: Enhanced Oddball Memory through Differentiation, not Isolation", Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 13 474-479.


  • Sakamoto, Y., & Love, B. C.. (2004). "Schematic influences on category learning and recognition memory", Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 133 534-553.


  • Goldstone, R.L., & Sakamoto, Y.. (2003). "The Transfer of Abbstract Principles Governing Complex Adaptive Systems", Cognitive Psychology, 46 414-466.


  •    Conference Proceedings

  • Sakamoto, Y., & Love, B. C.. (2009). "You only had to ask me once: Long-term retention requires direct queries during learning", Proceedings of the 31th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.


  • Sakamoto, Y., Ma, J., & Nickerson, J. V.. (2009). "2377 people like this article: The influence of others' decisions on yours", Proceedings of the 31th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.


  • Sadlon, E., Sakamoto, Y., Dever, H. J., Nickerson, J. V.. (2008). "Karma of Digg: Reciprocity in Online Social Networks", Proceedings of the 18th Annual Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems.


  • Sakamoto, Y., Sadlon, E., & Nickerson, J. V.. (2008). "Bellwethers and the emergence of trends in online communities", Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Washington, DC.


  • Sakamoto, Y., & Nickerson, J. V.. (2007). "Social behavior in a team of autonomous sensors", Proceedings of the Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference.


  • Matsuka, T. & Sakamoto, Y.. (2007). "Integrating a flexible representation machinery in a model of human concept learning", International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, Orlando, FL. 3022-3028.


  • Sakamoto, Y., & Matsuka, T.. (2007). "Incorporating forgetting in a category learning model", International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, Orlando, FL. 2965-2970.


  • Matsuka, T. & Sakamoto, Y.. (2007). "A Model of Concept Formation with a Flexible Representation System", Advances in Neural Networks, ISNN07, Lecture Notes on Computer Science (LNCS). Berlin: Springer-Verlag. 4491 1139 -1147.


  • Matsuka, T., Sakamoto, Y., Nickerson, J. V., & Chouchourelou, A.. (2006). "A cognitive model of multi-objective multi-concept formation", Lecture Notes in Computer Science: Artificial Neural Networks: Artificial Neural Networks. Berlin: Springer-Verlag. 4131 563-572.


  • Sakamoto, Y.. (2006). "Acquiring New Speech Sounds by Clustering", Proceedings of the 5th International Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Vancouver.


  • Sakamoto, Y., Love, B.C., & Jones, M.. (2006). "Tracking Variability in Learning", Proceedings of the 28th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Vancouver.


  • Sakamoto, Y., & Love, B.C.. (2006). "Sizable Sharks Swim Swiftly: Learning Correlations through Inference in a Classroom Setting", Proceedings of the 28th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Vancouver.


  • Sakamoto, Y., & Love, B.C.. (2005). "A Novel Approach to Understanding Novelty Effects in Memory", Proceedings of the 26th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Chicago.


  • Sakamoto, Y., Matsuka, T. & Love, B.C.. (2004). "Dimension-wide vs. Exemplar-specific Attention in Category Learning and Recognition", Proceedings of the 6th Annual International Meeting of Cognitive Modeling. Pittsburgh.


  • Sakamoto, Y., & Love, B. C.. (2004). "Type/token information in category learning and recognition.", Proceedings of the 26th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Chicago.


  • Sakamoto, Y, & Love, B.C.. (2003). "Category Structure and Recognition Memory", Proceedings of the 25th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Boston.


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