Prof. Dr. Shravan Vasishth

Dept. of Linguistics
University of Potsdam
14476 Potsdam, Germany
Phone: +49-(0)331-977-2950 | Fax: - 2087 | Email: vasishth squiggle uni minus potsdam dot de
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  1. The fourth Potsdam Summer School on Statistical Methods for Linguistics and Psychology, 7-11 September 2020 (Applications open 1 January 2020).
  2. The First South Asian Forum on the Acquisition and Processing of Language (SAFAL), 2 September 2020.
  3. The third Potsdam Summer School on Statistical Methods for Linguistics and Psychology, 9-13 September 2019.

Biography and CV

  • BA (Honours) Japanese (1989 JNU, India)
  • MA Linguistics (1994 JNU, India)
  • MS Computer and Information Science (2002 Ohio State, USA)
  • PhD Linguistics (2002 Ohio State, USA)
  • MSc Statistics (2015 Sheffield, UK), Professional Member, Royal Statistical Society, since 2016 (GradStat ID: 128307).

Publications / research interests

My group develops computational models of human sentence comprehension, focusing on both impaired and unimpaired populations. We are also interested in statistical theory and practice.
Currently funded projects

Teaching: Regular courses

Winter semester 2018/19
  • Introduction to statistical data analysis. MSc Linguistics, IECL, EMCL, IDEALAB programs. This course covers the foundational ideas in frequentist statistics.
  • Bayesian Linear Modeling. MSc Cognitive Systems, MSc Linguistics, MSc Cognitive Science. This course is appropriate only for people familiar with linear mixed models (see my summer semester Advanced data analysis course).
Summer semester 2019

Teaching: Short courses

Recent statistical methodology papers