faculty-profile

Dr. Yasuaki Sakamoto

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Building: Babbio Center
Room: 632
Phone: 201.216.8198
Fax: 201.216.5385
Email: ysakamot@stevens.edu
Website
School:  Howe School of Technology Management
Education
  • Ph.D. (2005) Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin
  • M.A. (2003) Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin
  • B.A. (1999) Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University at Bloomington
Research

Interests: How people learn, think, and act

 

Areas: Category learning, social learning, knowledge representation, decision making, problem solving

 

*** Looking for motivated graduate students ***

Grants, Contracts & Funds
NSF Crowdsourcing creativity (Co-PI)
Selected Publications
Journals
  1. Sakamoto, Y., Jones, M., & Love, B. C.. (2008). "Putting the psychology back into psychological models: Mechanistic vs. rational approaches", Memory & Cognition. 36 1057-1065.
  2. Matsuka, T., Sakamoto, Y., Chouchourelou, A., & Nickerson, J. V.. (2008). "Toward a descriptive cognitive model of human learning", Neurocomputing. 71 2446-2455.
  3. Matsuka, T., Sakamoto, Y., & Chouchourelou, A.. (2008). "Modeling a flexible representation machinery of human concept learning", Neural Networks. 21 289-302.
  4. Sakamoto, Y., & Love, B.C.. (2006). "Vancouver, Totonto, Montreal, Austin: Enhanced Oddball Memory through Differentiation, not Isolation", Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 13 474-479.
  5. Sakamoto, Y., & Love, B. C.. (2004). "Schematic influences on category learning and recognition memory", Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 133 534-553.
  6. Goldstone, R.L., & Sakamoto, Y.. (2003). "The Transfer of Abbstract Principles Governing Complex Adaptive Systems", Cognitive Psychology, 46 414-466.
Conference Proceedings
  1. Sakamoto, Y., & Love, B. C.. (2009). "You only had to ask me once: Long-term retention requires direct queries during learning", Proceedings of the 31th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.
  2. Sakamoto, Y., Ma, J., & Nickerson, J. V.. (2009). "2377 people like this article: The influence of others' decisions on yours", Proceedings of the 31th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.
  3. Sadlon, E., Sakamoto, Y., Dever, H. J., Nickerson, J. V.. (2008). "Karma of Digg: Reciprocity in Online Social Networks", Proceedings of the 18th Annual Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems.
  4. Sakamoto, Y., Sadlon, E., & Nickerson, J. V.. (2008). "Bellwethers and the emergence of trends in online communities", Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Washington, DC.
  5. Sakamoto, Y., & Nickerson, J. V.. (2007). "Social behavior in a team of autonomous sensors", Proceedings of the Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference.
  6. Matsuka, T. & Sakamoto, Y.. (2007). "Integrating a flexible representation machinery in a model of human concept learning", International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, Orlando, FL. 3022-3028.
  7. Sakamoto, Y., & Matsuka, T.. (2007). "Incorporating forgetting in a category learning model", International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, Orlando, FL. 2965-2970.
  8. Matsuka, T. & Sakamoto, Y.. (2007). "A Model of Concept Formation with a Flexible Representation System", Advances in Neural Networks, ISNN07, Lecture Notes on Computer Science (LNCS). Berlin: Springer-Verlag. 4491 1139 -1147.
  9. Matsuka, T., Sakamoto, Y., Nickerson, J. V., & Chouchourelou, A.. (2006). "A cognitive model of multi-objective multi-concept formation", Lecture Notes in Computer Science: Artificial Neural Networks: Artificial Neural Networks. Berlin: Springer-Verlag. 4131 563-572.
  10. Sakamoto, Y.. (2006). "Acquiring New Speech Sounds by Clustering", Proceedings of the 5th International Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Vancouver.
  11. Sakamoto, Y., Love, B.C., & Jones, M.. (2006). "Tracking Variability in Learning", Proceedings of the 28th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Vancouver.
  12. Sakamoto, Y., & Love, B.C.. (2006). "Sizable Sharks Swim Swiftly: Learning Correlations through Inference in a Classroom Setting", Proceedings of the 28th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Vancouver.
  13. Sakamoto, Y., & Love, B.C.. (2005). "A Novel Approach to Understanding Novelty Effects in Memory", Proceedings of the 26th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Chicago.
  14. Sakamoto, Y., Matsuka, T. & Love, B.C.. (2004). "Dimension-wide vs. Exemplar-specific Attention in Category Learning and Recognition", Proceedings of the 6th Annual International Meeting of Cognitive Modeling. Pittsburgh.
  15. Sakamoto, Y., & Love, B. C.. (2004). "Type/token information in category learning and recognition.", Proceedings of the 26th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Chicago.
  16. Sakamoto, Y, & Love, B.C.. (2003). "Category Structure and Recognition Memory", Proceedings of the 25th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Boston.
Courses
  • BME 175 Psychology: Brain, Mind and Behavior
  • MGT 718 Multivariate Analysis
  • MGT 730 Design and Analysis of Experiments