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Charley Wu

© C. Wu
Postdoctoral Fellow
+49 30 82406-272
cwu [at] mpib-berlin [dot] mpg [dot] de
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Short CV: 

2009 BA.Phil, University of British Columbia, Canada

2015 M.Sc. in Cognitive Science, University of Vienna, Austria

2019 (expected) Dr. rer. nat. (PhD) in Psychology, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany

Research Interests: 
  • Exploration and Information Acquisition in Uncertain Environments
  • Information Search
  • Adaptive Learning
  • Information Foraging
  • Mathematical models of Uncertainty
  • Machine Learning
  • Neural basis for generalization

 

Personal Website: https://charleywu.github.io


Selected Literature: 
  • Journal Articles
    • Analytis, P. P., Wu, C. M., & Gelastopoulos, A. (in press). Make-or-break: chasing risky goals or settling for safe rewards? Cognitive Science. Download as PDF
    • Wu, C. M., Schulz, E., Speekenbrink, M., Nelson, J. D., & Meder, B. (2018). Generalization guides human exploration in vast decision spaces. Nature Human Behaviour. 2, 915–924. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-018-0467-4 Download as PDF
    • Wu, C. M., Meder, B., Filimon, F., & Nelson., J. D. (2017) Asking Better Questions: how presentation formats influence information search. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 43(8), 1274-1297http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/xlm0000374 Download as PDF
    • Schulz, E., Wu, C. M., Huys, Q. J. M., Krause, A., & Speekenbrink, M. (2018). Generalization and search in risky environments. Cognitive Science. https://doi.org/10.1111/cogs.12695 Download as PDF

    In prep and proceeding papers

    • Schulz, E., Wu, C. M., Ruggeri, A., & Meder, B. (under review). Searching for rewards like a child means less generalization and more directed exploration. Download as PDF
    • Wu, C. M., Schulz, E., & Gershman, S. J. (2019). Generalization as diffusion: human function learning on graphs. In Proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Download as PDF
    • Wu, C. M.*, Schulz, E.*, Gerbaulet, K.*, Pleskac, T. J., & Speekenbrink, M. (2019). Under pressure: The influence of time limits on human exploration. In Proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. *Joint first authorship Download as PDF
    • Tump, A. N.*, Wu, C. M.*, Bouhlel, I., & Goldstone, R. L. (2019). The evolutionary dynamics of cooperation in collective search. In Proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. *Joint first authorship Download as PDF
    • Bouhlel, I.*, Wu, C. M.*, Hanaki, N., & Goldstone, R. L. (2018). Sharing is not erring: Pseudo-reciprocity in collective search. In T. T. Rogers, M. Rau, X. Zhu, & C. W. Kalish (Eds.), Proceedings of the 40th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 156–161). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. *Joint first authorship. Download as PDF
    • Wu, C. M., Schulz, E., Garvert, M. M., Meder, B., & Schuck, N. W. (2018). Connecting conceptual and spatial search via a model of generalization. In T. T. Rogers, M. Rau, X. Zhu, & C. W. Kalish (Eds.), Proceedings of the 40th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1183–1188). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. Download as PDF
    • Wu, C. M., Schulz, E., Speekenbrink, M., Nelson, J. D., & Meder, B. (2017). Mapping the unknown: the spatially correlated multi-armed bandit. In G. Gunzelmann, A. Howes, T. Tenbrink, & E. J. Davelaar (Eds.), Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1357–1362). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. Download as PDF
    • Barkoczi, D., Analytis, P. P., & Wu, C. M. (2016) Collective search on rugged landscapes: A cross-environmental analysis. In Papafragou, A., Grodner, D., Mirman, D., & Trueswell, J.C. (Eds.). Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 918-923). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. Download as PDF

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zuklappen Publications

Bouhlel, I., Wu, C. M., Hanaki, N., & Goldstone, R. L. (2018). Sharing is not erring: Pseudo-reciprocity in collective search. In C. Kalish, M. Rau, J. Zhu, & T. T. Rogers (Eds.), COGSCI 2018: Changing / minds. 40th Annual Cognitive Science Society Meeting, Madison, Wosconsin, USA, July 25-28 (pp. 154-159). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
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Schulz, E., Wu, C. M., Huys, Q. J. M., Krause, A., & Speekenbrink, M. (2018). Generalization and search in risky environments. Cognitive Science, 42, 2592-2620. doi:10.1111/cogs.12695
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Schulz, E., Wu, C. M., Ruggeri, A., & Meder, B. (2018). Searching for rewards like a child means less generalization and more directed exploration. BioRxiv, 327593. doi:10.1101/327593
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Wu, C. M., Schulz, E., Garvert, M. M., Meder, B., & Schuck, N. W. (2018). Connecting conceptual and spatial search via a model of generalization. In C. Kalish, M. Rau, J. Zhu, & T. T. Rogers (Eds.), COGSCI 2018: Changing / minds. 40th Annual Cognitive Science Society Meeting, Madison, Wosconsin, USA, July 25-28 (pp. 1183-1188). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
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Wu, C. M., Schulz, E., Speekenbrink, M., Nelson, J. D., & Meder, B. (2018). Generalization guides human exploration in vast decision spaces. Nature Human Behaviour, 2, 915-924. doi:10.1038/s41562-018-0467-4
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Wu, C. M., Meder, B., Filimon, F., & Nelson, J. D. (2017). Asking better questions: How presentation formats guide information search. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 43, 1274-1297. doi:10.1037/xlm0000374
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Wu, C. M., Schulz, E., Speekenbrink, M., Nelson, J. D., & Meder, B. (2017). Exploration and generalization in vast spaces. BioRxiv, 171371. doi:10.1101/171371
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Wu, C. M., Schulz, E., Speekenbrink, M., Nelson, J. D., & Meder, B. (2017). Mapping the unknown: The spatially correlated multi-armed bandit. BioRxiv, 106286. doi:10.1101/106286
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Barkoczi, D., Analytis, P. P., & Wu, C. (2016). Collective search on rugged landscapes: A cross-environmental analysis. In A. Papafragou, D. Grodner, D. Mirman, & J. C. Trueswell (Eds.), Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 918-923). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
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Wu, C. (2015). When the medium is the message: How presentation formats influence information search. Master's thesis, Universität Wien, Austria.