Anne Hsu

E-mail: anne.hsu at ucl.ac.uk




Research interests

My work combines computer science and psychology. My research includes human computer interaction, computational models of language acquisition, category learning, and judgements, and decision making. I also am interested in behavioral economics, behavioral change, and health psychology. My doctorate and earlier postdoctoral research was in computational neuroscience. My PhD was obtained from the Physics Department at UC Berkeley. I am currently a postdoctoral researcher at University College London

Peer Reviewed Publications

Hsu A, Martin J, Griffiths T, Sanborn A (submitted) Extending Markov Chain Monte Carlo with People to categories defined on sets of discrete items (pdf)

Hsu A, Coenen A, Lewis R, Cheung B, (submitted) Normative measurement of consumer utilities (pdf)

Hsu A, Griffiths, TL, (submitted) Sampling assumptions affect use of indirect negative evidence in language learning (pdf)

Hsu A, Chater N, Vitányi P, (submitted) Language learing from positive evidence, reconsidered: A simplicity-based approach (pdf)

Harris A, Hsu A, M Koedsen J (in press) Because Hitler did it! Quantitative tests of Bayesian argumentation using Ad Hominem. Thinking and Reasoning (pdf)

Hsu A, Chater N, Vitányi P, (2011) The probabilistic analysis of language acquisition: Theoretical, computational, and experimental analysis. Cognition 120, 380-390. (pdf)

Hsu A., Griffiths, T. L., (2010) Effects of generative and discriminative learning on use of category variability. Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pdf)

Hsu A., Chater N., (2010) Probabilistic language acquisition: Theoretical, Computational and Experimental analysis. Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pdf)

Hsu A, Griffiths, TL, Schreiber, E., (2010) Subjective randomness and natural scene statistics. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 17, 624-629. (pdf)

Hsu A, Chater N, (2010) The logical problem of language acquisition goes probabilistic: No negative evidence as a window on language acquisition. Cognitive Science, 34:972-1016. (pdf)

Chamorro-Premuzic T, Burke C, Hsu A, Swami V. (2010) Personality predictors of artistic preferences as a function of the emotional valence and perceived complexity of paintings. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts, 4, 196-204.

Hsu A, Griffiths T, (2009) Differential Use of Implicit Negative Evidence in Generative and Discriminative Language Learning. Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 22 (pdf)

Chamorro-Premuzic T, Reimers S, Hsu A, Ahmetoglu G. (2008) Who Art Thou? Personality predictors of artistic preferences in a large UK sample: the importance of Openness. British Journal of Psychology, 100:501-516. (pdf)

Schwartz O, Hsu A, Dayan P (2007) Space and time in visual context. Nature Reviews Neuroscience. 8: 522-535. (pdf)

Hsu A, Dayan P (2007) An unsupervised learning model of neural plasticity: Orientation-selectivity in goggle-reared kittens. Vision Research 47(22): 2868-2877. (pdf)

Woolley, S., Fremouw T., Hsu, A. and Theunissen FE (2005) Tuning for Spectro-temporal Modulations: a Mechanism for Auditory Discrimination of Natural Sounds. Nature Neuroscience 8(10): 1371-9. (pdf)

Hsu A, Woolley SMN, Fremouw T, Theunissen FE (2004) Modulation power and phase spectrum of natural sounds enhance neural encoding performed by single auditory neurons. J. Neurosci 24: 9201-9211. (pdf)

Hsu A, Borst A, Theunissen FE (2004) Quantifying variability in neural responses and its application for the validation of model predictions. Network: Comp Neural Syst 15: 91 - 109. (pdf)

Theunissen FE, Woolley SM, Hsu A and Fremouw T (2004). Methods for the analysis of auditory processing in the brain. In Behavioral Neurobiology of Birdsong. P. Zeigler P. and Marler P Eds. Ann NY Acad Sci. 1016: 187-207.

Theunissen FE, David SV, Singh NC, Hsu A, Vinje W, Gallant JL (2001) Estimating spatio-temporal receptive fields of auditory and visual neurons from their responses to natural stimuli. Network: Comp Neural Syst 12:1-28. (pdf)

Book Chapters

Chamorro-Premuzic, Kallias, & Hsu (in press) Personality as Predictor of Movie Uses and Preferences: A Psychographic Approach. The Social Science of Cinema. Kaufman, J., & Simonton, D.K. Eds.

Theunissen FE, Woolley SM, Hsu A and Fremouw T (2004). Methods for the analysis of auditory processing in the brain. In Behavioral Neurobiology of Birdsong. P. Zeigler P. and Marler P Eds. Ann NY Acad Sci. 1016: 187-207.

Grants

2011-present: “Discriminative vs. generative machine and human learning”, PASCAL pump priming, PI, (£45,000)

2009-2010: “When something is missing: can absence of evidence be evidence of absence?”, ESRC Reference: RES-000-22-3275, PI, (£99,573)

2008-2009: “The learnability of linguistic irregularities: A simplicity-based approach”, ESRC ESRC Reference: RES-000-22-2768, co-PI (I was principal author of this grant but at the time non-permanent staff members could not officially be PI’s), rapporteurs report grade: Outstanding, top grade (£99,959)

2007: Wellcome Trust Value in People Award, (£15,364)