magnusonJim Magnuson

Principal Investigator

Spoken language processing, developmental and acquired language disorders, computational models


Dr. Phoebe Gaston

Postdoctoral researcher

Spoken word recognition; prediction

Also working with Emily Myers

David Saltzman

PhD Student

Spoken word recognition; talker variability; perceptual learning; aging

Major advisor: Emily Myers

Anne Marie Crinnion

PhD Student

Spoken word recognition; network science

Co-Major advisor: Emily Myers

Jessica Loya

PhD Student

Bilingualism and heritage speakers


Isabella Fernandez

Undergraduate Student

Implications of information flow in recurrent and feedforward networks



Dr. Christian Brodbeck

Research Professor

Christian collaborates with lab members on a variety of computational and cognitive neuroscience projects.

Dr. Thomas Hannagan

AI & Neural Networks Scientist, PSA, Paris

Thomas collaborates with lab members on a variety of computational and cognitive neuroscience projects.


PhD alumni

Sahil Luthra

Postdoctoral fellow, Carnegie Mellon U. and U. College London

PhD, 2021 (co-major advisor: Emily Myers)

Dr. Monica Li


PhD, 2021

Dr. Nick Monto

Senior NLP Research Scientist at Nuance Communications

Nick was a lab affiliate from ~2015-2021 and did important development work on the EARSHOT project

Photo of Liz SimmonsDr. Elizabeth Simmons

Assistant Professor, Sacred Heart University

Ph.D., 2020

johnsDr. Alexis Johns

Private practice counselor

PhD 2016; Co-advised by Emily Myers


kornilov2015Dr. Sergey Kornilov

Senior Research Scientist, Institute for Systems Biology

PhD, 2014

ShawDr. Ashlee Shaw

Associate Director, Princeton University Freshman Scholars Institute

PhD 2014

Shin-YiBWResizeDr. Shin-Yi Fang

Research Associate, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China

PhD 2011

navinDr. Navin Viswanathan

Associate Professor, Pennsylvania State University

PhD (co-advised by Carol Fowler) 2009

Postdoctoral alumni

Dr. Heejo You

Artificial intelligence and robotics researcher, Hyundai, Seoul

CCNL visiting scholar and postdoc, 2016-2020

mirman_danDr. Dan Mirman

Senior Lecturer

University of Edinburgh
CCNLL Postdoc, 2005-2008

Dr. Harlan Harris

Data Scientist, Teachers Pay Teachers

Postdoc, 2002-2005

Undergraduate alumni

If you worked in the lab as an undergrad, but are missing from this list, please send Jim a note!

If you are on this list, please send Jim a note to update him on your current position and let us know how you are doing!

ZhaoBin Li

Research technician, Rutgers University

ZhaoBin was a visiting scholar from Carleton College in 2020 and collaborated on multiple projects. He developed the terrific LexFindR package during his 'visit' (it was remote, due to the pandemic) with Anne Marie Crinnion and me.

Samantha Grubb

Undergraduate research assistant, 2018-21

Electric Boat


Purna Dalal

Undergraduate research assistant, 2019-22



Giovanni Peraza-Santiago

Undergraduate research assistant, 2018-20; Post-bac researcher, 2020-21

Data scientist


Kei'ana Beeson

Undergraduate research assistant, 2018-20



Boyu Xie

Undergraduate research assistant, 2019-20



Chenghong Deng

Undergraduate research assistant, 2018-20



Jonathan Daniel

Undergraduate research assistant, 2018-20



lizzie_collinLizzie Collin

PhD Student, SLHS, UConn

Undergraduate research assistant, 2016-2019


Anika Bennett

Undergraduate research assistant, 2016-18


Meghan Collins

Undergraduate research assistant, 2014-18

agata_croppedDr. Agata Harabasz, M.D.

Undergraduate research assistant, 2014-17

M.D., UConn Health!


Lucy MacNaught

Undergraduate research assistant, 2014-17

Computational modeling of semantics