Arianna Yuan

number sense, math learning, neural networks

I'm a PhD student in Cognitive Psychology and Computer Science at Stanford University. My primary advisor is Prof. James McClelland. I'm also collaborating with the Stanford NLP group and Prof. Bruce McCandliss in the School of Education. My PhD research focuses on how people learn mathematical language through perceptual and embodied experience. To develop a computational theory of these learning processes, I use deep learning algorithms in computer vision and natural language processing to train agents that learn mathematical concepts through natural language instructions and interaction with simulated physical worlds.