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Mark Steyvers

Mark Steyvers
Department of Cognitive Sciences
University of California, Irvine

Curriculum Vitae

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Research Interests


Higher order cognition (memory/ decision-making/ metacognition)


Bayesian computational modeling 


Wisdom of crowds / Collective Intelligence / Crowdsourcing


Machine learning


Cognitive neuroscience (joint models for behavior and neuroimaging data)

Representative papers


Bayesian Models of Cognition

Tauber, S., Navarro, D.J., Perfors, A., & Steyvers, M. (2017). Bayesian models of cognition revisited: Setting optimality aside and letting data drive psychological theory. Psychological Review.

Hemmer, P. & Steyvers, M. (2009). A Bayesian Account of Reconstructive Memory. Topics in Cognitive Science, 1, 189-202.


Joint Models of Behavior and Neuroimaging

Turner, B.M., Forstmann, B.U., Wagenmakers, E.J., Brown, S.D., Sederberg, P.B., and Steyvers, M. (2013). A Bayesian framework for simultaneously modeling neural and behavioral data. NeuroImage, 72, 193-206.

Turner, B.M., Rodriguez, C.A., Norcia, T.M., McClure, S.M., & Steyvers, M. (2016). Why More Is Better: Simultaneous Modeling of EEG, fMRI, and Behavioral Data. NeuroImage, 128, 96-115.

Cassey, P., Gaut. G., Steyvers, M., Brown, S.D. (2016). A generative joint model for spike trains and saccades during perceptual decision making. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 23, 1757-1778.


Wisdom of Crowds / Collective Intelligence

Steyvers, M., Miller, B. (2015). Cognition and Collective Intelligence. In T.W. Malone and M.S. Bernstein  (Eds.) Handbook of Collective Intelligence. MIT Press, pp. 119-138

Lee, M.D., Steyvers, M., de Young, M., & Miller. B.J. (2012). Inferring expertise in knowledge and prediction ranking tasks. Topics in Cognitive Science, 4, 151-163.


Topic Modeling and Semantic Cognition

Rubin, T., Chambers, A., Smyth, P., & Steyvers, M. (2012). Statistical Topic Models for Multi-Label Document Classification. Journal of Machine Learning, 88(1), 157-208.

Griffiths, T.L., Steyvers, M., & Tenenbaum, J.B.T. (2007). Topics in Semantic Representation. Psychological Review, 114(2), 211-244.

Madlab laboratory

In our madlab laboratory, we apply formal modeling techniques to better understand the underlying processes when people make decisions and retrieve information from memory.