New faculty join Malone Center
Prior to joining the Malone Center as an assistant research scientist, Xu worked with Dr. John W. Krakauer as a postdoctoral fellow. Her primary research interest is to understand how people learn a motor skill. She uses research tools such as behavioral experiments, fMRI, TMS, and computation modeling methods to answer questions about cognitive-motor representations, learning and control principles, recovery mechanisms after brain injuries, and strategies to enhance motor skills. Jing Xu received her PhD (2011) in Psychology at University of California, Berkeley. Her PhD work was done in the laboratories of Cognition and Action, directed by Prof. Richard B. Ivry, and Computational Cognitive Science, directed by Prof. Thomas Griffiths.
Dredze, who joined Johns Hopkins in 2009, was recently promoted to associate professor in the Department of Computer Science. Prior to his promotions, Dredze served as an assistant research professor and a senior research scientist with the Human Language Technology Center of Excellence. He recently was on leave for one year as a research scientist with Bloomberg LP in New York, where he explored the uses of social media analysis in financial applications and led efforts for academic engagement. His research interests include machine learning, natural language processing, social media and public health informatics. Dredze earned his BS in computer science from Northwestern University, a master’s in modern Jewish history from Yeshiva University, and a PhD in computer science from the University of Pennsylvania.
Huang joined the Johns Hopkins community in July 2017, after completing postdoctoral work at Yale University. His research interests include human-robot interaction, human-computer interaction and robotics. Huang earned his BS in computer science from National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan, a master’s in computer science from Georgia Institute of Technology and his PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Huang also completed a research internship at ATR International’s Intelligent Robotics and Communication Laboratory in Kyoto, Japan.