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Last modified: Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Chen Yu earns Distinguished Early Career Contribution Award

April 2, 2008

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Chen Yu, assistant professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University Bloomington, received the International Society on Infant Studies' Distinguished Early Career Contribution Award.

The award recognizes ISIS members who received their doctorate between four and seven years ago and who have "established a significant and independent record of publications that have advanced the understanding of human infancy."

Yu received the award on March 29 during the ISIS international conference in Vancouver. Michael Goldstein of Cornell University was co-winner. Goldstein received his doctorate from IU. This spring Yu also was one of six recipients of the Outstanding Junior Faculty Award at IU Bloomington.

Yu joined IU in 2004 after earning a doctorate in computer science from University of Rochester. He is a core faculty member in the cognitive science program, and an adjunct faculty member in computer science. Yu founded and leads the Computational Cognition and Learning Lab at IU, where human development and learning through both behavioral studies and computational modeling is investigated. His research focuses on how language is grounded in sensorimotor experience and how language development depends on complex interactions among brain, body and environment.

For more information on Yu, visit Computational Cognition and Learning Lab at