Faculty Activities

Welcome to the CLPS Faculty Activities Section!

Learn about some of the academic and professional activities of department members by clicking on the menu buttons on the left-hand side of this page. We have authors, book editors, journal editors-in-chief and presidents of professional organizations. Scroll through the announcements below to learn about department recipients of recent awards and honors. To nominate a department member for an internal or external award, follow the instructions on the Nominations Committee charge. To post an announcement about a CLPS recipient of a recent award or honor, email the Chair of the Nominations Committee ([email protected]) with the name of the honoree, the name of the award or honor, and a link to the award or honor information.

Honors and Awards for the 2023-24 Academic Year

  • Congratulations to Fulvio Domini who has been awarded the extremely prestigious Liebig Professorship at the Justus Liebig University in Germany. This is the seventh awarding of a Liebig Professorship since the start of the program in 2009. This distinction is granted to outstanding scientists in order to build a long-term connection between them and Liebig University.
  • Congratulations to Oriel FeldmanHall who was invited to speak at this year's Nobel Foundation sponsored symposium in Physiology and Medicine on “The Social Brain”. This invitation-only symposium was held in Stockholm on November 6-8, 2023, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the 1973 Nobel Prize to Tinbergen, von Frisch and Lorenz “for their discoveries concerning organization and elicitation of individual and social behaviour patterns”. What a huge recognition of your research on the mechanisms of trust, reward, and punishment in human social interactions! Well done, Oriel!
  • Mary Carskadon received the 2023 V. Sagar Sethi, M.D. Mental Health Research Award. This award honors a scientist for significant contributions to basic research in the neurosciences, psychology, or pharmacology at a molecular, cellular or behavioral level. Congratulations, Mary!
  • Joo-Hyun Song has been elected Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science. Fellow status is awarded to APS members who have made sustained outstanding contributions to the science of psychology in the areas of research, teaching, service, and/or application. Congratulations, Joo-Hyun!
  • Serra Favila was named a Rising Star by the Association for Psychological Science.  The APS Rising Star designation is presented to outstanding APS Members in the earliest stages of their research career post-PhD.  Congratulations, Serra!
  • Congratulations to Bertram Malle on his election as Fellow of the Cognitive Science Society. Fellows of the Cognitive Science Society are individuals whose research has exhibited sustained excellence and had sustained impact on the Cognitive Science community. Well-deserved, Bertram!

Honors and Awards for the 2022-23 Academic Year

  • Congratulations to Thomas Serre and his HMD51 dataset team on winning the PAMI Mark Everingham Prize 2022 for pioneering human action recognition datasets!! This Prize is to commemorate Mark Everingham and to encourage others to follow in his footsteps by acting to further progress in the computer vision community as a whole. The prize shall be given to a researcher, or a team of researchers, who have made a selfless contribution of significant benefit to other members of the computer vision community.
  • Congratulations to Scott Anderbois! Scott is a recipient of the coveted Cogut Center's Collaborative Humanities Course Award. You can read about the award here and Scott's co-taught course (ANTH 1840) here.  Scott is the third CLPS faculty member to win this award (following Joachim Krueger and Fulvio Domini).  Congratulations, Scott!
  • Belated congratulations to Joachim Krueger for his 500th essay on his Psychology Today Online blog ‘One among many’ which has accumulated more than 1.9 M views overall.  500. What if there were no what if questions? (3/6/2021) is a riff on persuasion. Joachim has also republished two collections of his essays available here and here.
  • Congratulations to Andrea Megela Simmons on the selection of her paper as the cover article of the November issue of JASA-EL! This paper presents results of field experiments demonstrating that male bullfrogs do not use acoustic cues perceived as timbre or roughness by humans for mediating male-male vocal interactions (which function to regulate aggressive activity).  These new behavioral data are consistent with her neurophysiological results demonstrating that the frog's auditory system is specialized to detect periodicity cues in sounds (i.e., pitch as perceived by humans).  Congratulations, Andrea!
  • Congratulations to Bill Warren who has received the 2023 Ken Nakayama Medal for Excellence in Vision Science. This is the highest award for a vision scientist. You can read about the award and Bill's work here:  https://www.visionsciences.org/2023-ken-nakayama-medal/
  • Congratulations to Daphna Buchsbaum, winner of a 2023 OVPR Research Seed Award from Brown. You can read about Daphna's project here. Well done!
  • Congratulations to Joo-Hyun Song, winner of a 2023 OVPR Research Seed Award from Brown. You can read about Joo-Hyun's project here. Well done!
  • Congratulations to Oriel FeldmanHall, winner of an Early Career Research Achievement Award. This award recognizes a select group of preeminent scholars who are nominated by their peers for their distinguished and transformative research. Well earned, Oriel!
  • Congratulations to Mary Carskadon, winner of a Distinguished Research Achievement Award. This award recognizes a select group of preeminent scholars who are nominated by their peers for their distinguished and transformative research. Impressive accomplishment, Mary!
  • Congratulations to Oriel FeldmanHall, recipient of the 2023 SANS Early Career Award. This award recognizes an early-stage investigator who has made significant contributions to Social and Affective Neuroscience in terms of outstanding scholarship and service to the field. Well done, Oriel!! 
  • Congratulations to Roman Feiman who has won the Henry Merritt Wriston Fellowship for 2023. This highly competitive fellowship recognizes "young faculty who are fulfilling Brown’s dual mission of excellence in both teaching and research”. Well done, Roman!
  • Congratulations to Roman Feiman who is a winner of a 2023 Carney Institute Junior Faculty Excellence in Mentoring Award! Established this year, this award recognizes outstanding research mentorship by junior faculty members. Well deserved, Roman!
  • Congratulations to Mary Carskadon who is the 2023 recipient of the William C. Dement Academic Achievement Award from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Established in 1994, the William C. Dement Academic Achievement Award recognizes members of the sleep field who have displayed exceptional initiative and progress in the areas of sleep education and academic research. This award embodies the pursuit of knowledge, a commitment to teaching and an unceasing quest to disseminate truth. A very well deserved recognition, Mary!
  • Congratulations to Fulvio Domini who is the recipient of a prestigious Fulbright award to Germany for AY 23-24. This award is a reflection of Fulvio's leadership and contributions to society. Herzlichen Glückwunsch!

Honors and Awards for the 2021-22 Academic Year

Honors and Awards for the 2020-21 Academic Year