Carnegie Mellon University

Charles Kemp

Charles Kemp

Associate Professor, Psychology


I work on computational models of learning and reasoning. Humans regularly make inferences that go beyond the data they have observed, and I attempt to characterize the knowledge that supports these inferences and to explain how this knowledge might be acquired. I am particularly interested in high-level cognition, and have developed models of categorization, generalization, causal reasoning, and relational learning. My interest in categorization has led to a line of work that explores the meanings of words in different languages.


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