Irina Rabkina : Research


Research Past, Present, and Future

I am interested in the intersection of cognitive science and computer science. This includes artificial intelligence research, especially in the form of cognitive modeling. My current project involves modeling Theory of Mind development, with a focus on the role of pretense.

As a master's student, I worked with Dr. Mark Albert on a front-end activity recognition software. More information can be found on Dr. Albert's site, and the codebase can be found here.

As an undergraduate, I did research at the Center for Neuroeconomics Studies at Claremont Graduate University. My undergraduate thesis, which I presented as a poster at the Association for Psychological Science in 2016, was titled "Examining the Intersection of the Cognitive Advantages and Disadvantages of the Bilingual Brain". My advisor was Timothy Justus (site).

Publications, Posters, and Presentations

For the most up-to-date citations to my work, check out my Google Scholar profile .

PhD work

Forbus, K. D., Liang, C., & Rabkina, I. (2017). Representation and Computation in Cognitive Models. Topics in Cognitive Science, 9(3), 694-718.
Rabkina, I., McFate, C., Forbus, K. D., & Hoyos, C. (2017) Towards a Computational Analogical Theory of Mind. Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society London, England.
Rabkina, I. (2017) AToM: An Analogical Theory of Mind. Doctoral Consortium, IJCAI-2017 Melbourne, Australia. Rabkina, I. (2017) AToM: An Analogical Theory of Mind. Doctoral Consortium, 25th Annual International Conference on Case Based Reasoning (ICCBR) Trondheim, Norway.

Master's

Rabkina, I. Nogueira, Lailson Lima (October 2015) Real-time activity recognition using mobile sensors: an online graphical front-end. Poster presented at Society for Neuroscience Meeting, Chicago, IL.
Rabkina, I. Nogueira, Lailson Lima (April 2015) Real-time activity recognition using mobile sensors: an online graphical front-end. Poster presented at Loyola University Chicago Weekend of Excellence, Chicago, IL.

Undergraduate

Rabkina, I. and Justus, T. (June 2016) Bilingual English-Spanish speakers demonstrate language-switching costs, but no bilingual advantage, in a modified Stroop task . Poster presented at Association for Psychological Science Convention, Chicago, IL.
Rabkina, Irina, Examining the Intersection of the Cognitive Advantages and Disadvantages of the Bilingual Brain (2014). Scripps Senior Theses. Paper 376.
Rabkina, I. (December 2013) Computational Modeling of Bilingual Language Acquisition and Interference in Bilingual Choice. Neuroscience Thesis Presentations. Borowski, T. (Chair). Presentation given at W.M. Keck Science Center, Claremont, CA.
Rabkina, I. and Barazza, J. (November 2013) The role of sensitivity to positive/negative valence in Polyvagal Theory. Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience Poster Session. Poster presented at Society for Neuroscience Meeting, San Diego, CA.
Rabkina, I. (September 2013) The Virtual Brain: Simulating neural activity. Neuroscience Research Grant Presentations. Borowski, T. (Chair). Presentation given at W.M. Keck Science Center, Claremont, CA.
Rabkina, I. (September 2013) Narrative values and moral action: Investigating links by combining quantitative semantic analysis and behavioral economics. Mellon Grant Undergraduate Research Grant Presentations. Jacobs, A. (Chair) Presentation given at Scripps College, Claremont, CA.
Rabkina, I. (January 2013) Memory, money, and heat-sensing underwear: Interdisciplinarity in neuroscience. Marin Science Seminar. Wallace, A. (Organizer) Presentation given at Terra Linda High School, San Rafael, CA.