Pablo León-Villagrá

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I am a first year Ph.D. student at the University of Edinburgh, where I work in ILCC within the School of Informatics. My supervisor is Christopher Lucas. During my B.Sc. and M.Sc. I worked with Frank Jäkel at the University of Osnabrück and with David Lagnado at UCL London.
I want to understand how the (human) mind represents the world and how this representation allows generalization and transfer. To analyze this I compare human learning and generalization with performance and dynamics of machine learning algorithms and computational models.

3.48 Informatics Forum
10 Crichton Street
EH8 9AB, Edinburgh
United Kingdom
P:+44(0)1316504413
s1566552@sms.ed.ac.uk

Projects

Function Learning

My current Ph.D. topic - How do we represent relationships between data and how does this representation allow for extrapolations beyond learned instances?

Causal Inference

My M.Sc. topic - What is the representational form of causal knowledge, do we adhere to the Markov Assumption?

Categorization in Chess

My B.Sc. topic - How do chess experts - in contrast to novices represent positons and what characteristics does this categorial structure have?


Publications & Presentations

Publications

Categorization and Abstract Similarity in Chess

Pablo León-Villagrá and Frank Jäkel: Categorization and abstract similarity in chess. Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 2013

Presentations

Kausales Denken - Bayesianische Modelle im Dialog mit der Wiener'schen Denkpsychologie

Symposium Oswald Wiener Selbstbeobachtung - Denkpsychologie,
Kunsthaus Muerz, Austria


Education

University of Edinburgh

2015 - today Ph.D.

Thesis Title:
Causal Inference and Generalization in Humans and Machines
Supervisor:
Prof. Dr. Christopher Lucas

University of Osnabrück

2012 - 2015 M.Sc. Cognitive Science

Thesis Title:
Causal Reasoning and the Markov Assumption in a Physical Microworld
Supervisors:
Prof. Dr. Frank Jäkel, Prof. Dr. David Lagnado

2008 - 2012 B.Sc. Cognitive Science

Thesis Title:
Categorization in Chess
Supervisor:
Prof. Dr. Frank Jäkel