Charley Wu

Charley Wu
Postdoctoral Researcher
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I’m a Postdoc working jointly with Fiery Cushman and Sam Gershman. Previously, I completed my PhD at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin. Prior to that, I completed an M.Sc. in Cognitive Science at the University of Vienna and was trained in Philosophy at the University of British Columbia. Currently, I identify as a Cognitive Scientist, but dabble in Computational Neuroscience, Machine Learning, and Computational Biology. My work uses a combination of statistical and machine learning models to uncover the computational principles behind human learning and inference. So far, I have focused on three main branches of learning: efficient exploration guided by generalization, learning by asking useful questions, and social learning in the context of different information sharing dynamics.