The Center for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI) serves Stanford faculty and students who are engaged in research involving computational, logical, and stochastic modeling of cognitive functions and processes. CSLI was founded in 1983 by researchers from Stanford University, SRI International, and (the former Xerox) PARC. At present, the eleven core and twenty-four affiliated Stanford faculty members and their students are concentrated in the departments of Psychology, Linguistics, Philosophy, Computer Science, and Communication, the School of Education, and the interdepartmental Symbolic Systems Program. The Center’s objective is to facilitate collaborations among these researchers and thereby amplify Stanford’s already considerable strengths in cognitive sciences.
How do we learn to communicate using language? I study children's language learning and how it interacts with their developing understanding of the social world. I use behavioral experiments, computational tools, and novel measurement methods like large-scale web-based studies, eye-tracking, and head-mounted cameras.
Michael Frank is an associate professor of psychology at Stanford, and director of CSLI. Mike did his his undergrad at Stanford in Symbolic Systems and his PhD work at MIT.
The Openproof Project
The Openproof project at Stanford's Center for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI) is concerned with the application of software to problems in logic. Since the early 1980's we have been developing applications in logic education which are both innovative and effective. The development of these courseware packages has in turn informed and influenced our research agenda.