Joshua Tenenbaum

Joshua Tenenbaum
Joshua
Tenenbaum
Research Module Co-Leader
Department:  Brain and Cognitive Sciences

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Associated Research Thrust: 

Joshua Tenenbaum is the Professor of Computational Cognitive Science, in the Brain and Cognitive Sciences Department, MIT.

Email:  jbt@mit.edu
Room:  46-4015

Current Advisees

Kelsey Allen - Graduate Student
Andres Campero Nunez - Graduate Student
You-Jung Choi - Postdoc
Sholei Croom - Research Assistant, Lab Manager
Bernhard Egger - Postdoc
Jon Gauthier - Graduate Student
Marta Kryven - Postdoc
Jonathan Malmaud - Graduate Student
Martin Schrimpf - Graduate Student
Sarah Schwettmann - Graduate Student
Max Siegel - Postdoc
Kevin Smith - Postdoc
Amir Arsalan Soltani - Research Assistant
Felix Sosa - Graduate Student
Samuel C. Tenka - Graduate Student
Lucas Tian - Postdoc
Pedro Tsividis - Postdoctoral Associate
Yang Wu - Graduate Student
Jun-Yan Zhu - Postdoc

Past Advisees

Peter Battaglia - Research Scientist
Mario Belledonne - Research Assistant
Eyal Dechter - Graduate Student
Nathalie Fernandez - PostBac/Visiting Student
Tobias Gerstenberg - Postdoc
Dae Sean Houlihan - Graduate Student
Max Kleiman-Weiner - Graduate Student
Eliza Kosoy - Research Assistant
Owen Lewis - Graduate Student
Rachel Magid - Graduate Student
Tara Sofia Ramirez - PostBac/Visiting Student
Joey Velez-Ginorio - Visiting Student
Alejandro Vientos - PostBac/Visiting Student
Ilker Yildirim - Research Scientist

Projects

CBMM Publications

J. B. Hamrick, Allen, K., Bapst, V., Zhu, T., McKee, K. R., Tenenbaum, J. B., and Battaglia, P., Relational inductive bias for physical construction in humans and machines, In Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci 2018). 2018.
I. Yildirim and Janner, M., Causal and compositional generative models in online perception, in 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, London, UK, 2017.
S. Liu, Ullman, T., Tenenbaum, J. B., and Spelke, E. S., Ten-month-old infants infer value from effort, Society for Research in Child Development. 2017.
T. Gerstenberg, Zhou, L., Smith, K. A., and Tenenbaum, J. B., Faulty Towers: A counterfactual simulation model of physical support, Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. 2017.
A. Arsalan Soltani, Huang, H., Wu, J., Kulkarni, T., and Tenenbaum, J. B., Synthesizing 3D Shapes via Modeling Multi-view Depth Maps and Silhouettes with Deep Generative Networks, in 2017 IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)2017 IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), Honolulu, HI, 2017.
I. Yildirim, Janner, M., Belledonne, M., Wallraven, C., Freiwald, W. A., and Tenenbaum, J. B., Causal and compositional generative models in online perception, 39th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society - COGSCI 2017. London, UK, 2017.
Z. Zhang, Wu, J., Li, Q., Huang, Z., Traer, J., McDermott, J. H., Tenenbaum, J. B., and Freeman, W. T., Generative modeling of audible shapes for object perception, in The IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), Venice, Italy, 2017.
M. Janner, Wu, J., Kulkarni, T., Yildirim, I., and Tenenbaum, J. B., Self-supervised intrinsic image decomposition., in Annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS), Long Beach, CA, 2017.
zhoutong zhang, Li, Q., Huang, Z., Wu, J., Tenenbaum, J. B., and Freeman, W. T., Shape and Material from Sound, Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 30. Long Beach, CA, pp. 1278–1288, 2017.
J. Wu, Wang, Y., Xue, T., Sun, X., Freeman, W. T., and Tenenbaum, J. B., MarrNet: 3D Shape Reconstruction via 2.5D Sketches, Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 30. Curran Associates, Inc., Long Beach, CA, pp. 540–550, 2017.
J. Wu, Lu, E., Kohli, P., Freeman, W. T., and Tenenbaum, J. B., Learning to See Physics via Visual De-animation, Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 30. pp. 152–163, 2017.
J. Jara-Ettinger, Floyd, S., Tenenbaum, J. B., and Schulz, L., Children understand that agents maximize expected utilities., Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, vol. 146, no. 11, pp. 1574 - 1585, 2017.
F. Peres, Smith, K. A., and Tenenbaum, J. B., Rapid Physical Predictions from Convolutional Neural Networks, Neural Information Processing Systems, Intuitive Physics Workshop. 2016.
T. Gerstenberg and Tenenbaum, J. B., Understanding "almost": Empirical and computational studies of near misses, 38th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. 38th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, 2016.
N. Bramley, Gerstenberg, T., and Tenenbaum, J. B., Natural science: Active learning in dynamic physical microworlds, 38th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. 38th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, 2016.
T. Gerstenberg and Tenenbaum, J. B., Intuitive theories, in Oxford Handbook of Causal Reasoning, Oxford University Press, 2016.
J. Fischer, Mikhael, J. G., Tenenbaum, J. B., and Kanwisher, N., Functional neuroanatomy of intuitive physical inference, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 113, no. 34, pp. E5072 - E5081, 2016.
K. Allen, Yildirim, I., and Tenenbaum, J. B., Integrating Identification and Perception: A case study of familiar and unfamiliar face processing, in Proceedings of the Thirty-Eight Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 2016.
P. Tsividis, Gershman, S. J., Tenenbaum, J. B., and Schulz, L., Information Selection in Noisy Environments with Large Action Spaces, 9th Biennial Conference of the Cognitive Development Society, vol. Columbus, OH. 2015.
J. K. Hartshorne, The causes and consequences explicit in verbs, Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, vol. 30, no. 6, pp. 716-734, 2015.
S. J. Gershman, Tenenbaum, J. B., and Jaekel, F., Discovering hierarchical motion structure, Vision Research, vol. Available online 26 March 2015, 2015.
J. Jara-Ettinger, Not So Innocent: Toddlers’ Inferences About Costs and Culpability, Psychological Science , vol. 26, no. 5, pp. 633-40, 2015.
I. Yildirim, Siegel, M., and Tenenbaum, J. B., Perceiving Fully Occluded Objects with Physical Simulation, in Cognitive Science Conference (CogSci), Pasadena, CA, 2015.
P. Tsividis, Tenenbaum, J. B., and Schulz, L., Hypothesis-Space Constraints in Causal Learning, Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci). Pasadena, CA, 2015.
T. Gerstenberg, Halpern, J. Y., and Tenenbaum, J. B., Responsibility judgments in voting scenarios, Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci). Pasadena, CA, pp. 788-793, 2015.
T. Gerstenberg, Goodman, N. D., Lagnado, D. A., and Tenenbaum, J. B., How, whether, why: Causal judgments as counterfactual contrasts, Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci). Pasadena, CA, pp. 782-787, 2015.