Mark Ho (mho4)

Mark Ho

Assistant Professor

Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering and Science

Department of Computer Science


I lead the Computation and Decision-Making Lab (CoDec Lab) in the Computer Science Department at Stevens. My collaborators and I investigate the computational principles that underlie cognition, decision-making, and social interaction in humans and intelligent machines by drawing on ideas and methods from cognitive science, social psychology, neuroscience, and artificial intelligence. For more information see my lab website.


I received my Ph.D. in Cognitive Science and M.S. in Computer Science from Brown University. Prior to starting at Stevens, I was a postdoc at UC Berkeley (EECS) and Princeton University (Computer Science) as well as a faculty fellow at New York University's Center for Data Science.

Selected Publications

Ho, M. K., Abel, D., Correa, C. G., Littman, M. L., Cohen, J. D., & Griffiths, T. L. (2022). People construct simplified mental representations to plan. Nature, 606(7912), 129-136.

Ho, M. K., & Griffiths, T. L. (2022). Cognitive science as a source of forward and inverse models of human decisions for robotics and control. Annual Review of Control, Robotics, and Autonomous Systems, 5, 33-53.

Ho, M. K., Saxe, R., & Cushman, F. (2022). Planning with theory of mind. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 26(11), 959-971.