Join us for First Fridays, a monthly recurring event for undergraduate and graduate Princeton alumni, graduate students, and parents. On the first Friday of each month, area alumni and their guests will meet to enjoy a prix fixe luncheon at the Nassau Club in downtown Princeton. As a special bonus for PA3, a Princeton University PhD candidate will present his/her work to the group in this informal setting. Topics vary monthly and are always interesting! Have a look at our impressive roster of previous luncheons.
Rachit Dubey a second year PhD student in the Department of Computer Science with a focus on computational biology, will address his efforts to gain a better understanding of human curiosity. Acccording to Rachit: "Curiosity is considered to be the essence of science and an integral component of cognition, yet our understanding of curiosity remains limited. In this talk, I will present a computational account of curiosity that explains how human curiosity operates across a wide range of contexts. I also talk about a study that provides evidence that curiosity and value interact and that people's curiosity about scientific topics can be stimulated by evidence that a topic has potential future value."
An overview of his work may be found here: http://cocosci.princeton.edu/rachit/
His thesis advisor is Professor Tom Griffiths (Psychology). Professor Griffiths and his Computational Cognitive Science Lab was recently a feature in PAW and may be found at:https://paw.princeton.edu/article/minds-and-machines.
Please join us! As always, there is sure to be a lively discussion.
Specially priced at $28/person (or $32 if you choose not to pay PA3's annual dues). Lunch includes an appetizer, entree, dessert and coffee/tea. Wine/beer offered a la carte - select Enhanced Lunch Ticket on the PayPal button below.
Pre-registration is required, by 9am on the day of the luncheon.
Date: Friday, December 6, 2019
Time: 12 noon - 2 pm
Location: Nassau Club, 6 Mercer St, Princeton, NJ
Nassau Club membership is not necessary to attend this event.
Dress is business casual.
Registration (if not via Paypal) or questions: Send email to Tom Swift via: firstname.lastname@example.org
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