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Michael Frank

Benjamin Scott Crocker Professor of Human Biology and Professor, by courtesy, of Linguistics

Director of Symbolic Systems

Concentration Advising in:
Academic Appointments
Professor, Psychology
Professor (By courtesy), Linguistics
Member, Bio-X
Faculty Affiliate, Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI)
Director, Center for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI)
Member, Maternal & Child Health Research Institute (MCHRI)
Member, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute
Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations
Governing board member, ManyBabies Consortium (2017 - Present)
Advisory Board, MacArthur-Bates Communicative Development Inventory (2014 - Present)
Governing board member, Cognitive Science Society (2015 - Present)
How do we learn to communicate using language? I study children's language learning and how it interacts with their developing understanding of the social world. I use behavioral experiments, computational tools, and novel measurement methods like large-scale web-based studies, eye-tracking, and head-mounted cameras.


(650) 724-4003

Research Interests