Seth Frey (“fry”)
Ph.D. candidate in Cognitive Science and Informatics, Indiana University
290B Psychology Building, 1101 E. 10th St, Bloomington, IN 47405
2008-Present Indiana University, Bloomington
Ph.D. Candidate in Cognitive Science and Informatics
Mentors: Robert Goldstone, Peter Todd, Randall Beer, Jerome Busemeyer, Elinor Ostrom
2000-2004 University of California, Berkeley
B.A. in Cognitive Science (Cognitive Neuroscience and Cognitive Psychology)
starting in 2013 Postdoc, Disney Research, Zurich, Switzerland
2009-2013 Student, Robert L. Goldstone, Percepts and Concepts Lab, IU
2010-2012 Trainee, NSF/IGERT in the Dynamics of Brain-Body-Environment Systems, IU
2010-2012 Student, Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research, IU
2012 Student, Santa Fe Institute Complex Systems Summer School, Santa Fe, NM, USA
2012 Guest, Yuzuru Sato, RIES Complex Systems Group, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan
2011 Guest, Tatsuya Kameda, Social Psychology Lab, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan
2009 Student, Elinor Ostrom & Michael McGinnis, Institutional Analysis and Design, Workshop on Political Theory and Policy Analysis, IU
2008 Student, Randall Beer, Beer Lab, Cognitive Science, IU
2006-2008 Student fellow, Yaneer Bar-Yam, New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI)
2002-2006 RA, Exploratory stints with Profs. William Prinzmetal Jr. (psychophysics; UC Berkeley), Kimmen Sjolander (phylogenomics; UC Berkeley), Marc Hauser (primate work; Harvard University), Mitch Resnick (fabrication; MIT Media Lab), and Yaneer Bar-Yam (complex systems; NECSI).
Frey, S., & Goldstone, R. (in review). “Flocking in strategic social cognition: Experiment and model.” Available at http://cl.ly/3w1k3p3q2M44
Frey, S. (in review). Reasoning on the agent-environment continuum.
Baghestanian, S., & Frey, S. (in review). GO Figure: Analytic and strategic skills are separable.”
Frey, S., & Goldstone, R. (2013). Cyclic game dynamics driven by iterated reasoning. PLoS ONE 8(2): e56416. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0056416 Available at http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0056416
Goldstone, R. L., Wisdom, T. N., Roberts, M. E., Frey, S. (2013). Learning along with others. In B. H. Ross (Ed.), Psychology of Learning and Motivation 58. (pp. 1-45) Waltham, MA, USA: Academic Press.
Willer, R., Sharkey, A., Frey, S. (2012) Reciprocity on the Hardwood: Passing Patterns among Professional Basketball Players. PLoS ONE 7(12): e49807. http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0049807
Frey, S. (2012). Learning transfer in small group coordination. 2012 Proceedings of the Cognitive Science Society. Available at http://mindmodeling.org/cogsci2012/papers/0278/paper0278.pdf
Frey, S., Goldstone, R. L. (2011). Going with the group in a competitive game of iterated reasoning. 2011 Proceedings of the Cognitive Science Society. Available at http://cognitrn.psych.indiana.edu/rgoldsto/pdfs/groupgoing2011.pdf
Frey, S., Goldstone, R. L. (2010). Group stratification and coordination failure in a continuous n-player Stag Hunt. 2010 Proceedings of the Cognitive Science Society. Available at http://cognitrn.psych.indiana.edu/rgoldsto/pdfs/freycogsci2010.pdf
Dissertation: “Coordination and non-equilibrium dynamics in games of iterated reasoning.”
Frey, S. “The journey is the destination: Stable and efficient herd behavior in higher-level reasoning.”
Frey, S., & Goldstone, R. “Group formation with multiple scales of coordination.”
Frey, S. “The cognitive dynamics and literary experience of Shakespeare.” Working paper available at http://f.cl.ly/items/3X2W20462V380j0b0a2b/Frey2012Boothdynamics15.pdf
Frey, S., (2012) “What you think I think you think I think” causes cycles and flocking in multi-player Rock-Paper-Scissors. 2012 IGERT PI Meeting, June 1, 2012, Washington, DC, USA.
Cox, G., Frey, S., Dye, M. (2012). The dynamics of sentence (in)comprehension. 2012 Cognitive Science Society.
Dye, M., Cox, G., Frey S. (2012). Bringing detours to consciousness: Priming and comprehension of malapropisms in time. IGEL 2012, July 10, 2012, Montreal, QC, Canada
Frey, S. (2012). How Stephen Booth's fieldwork in Shakespeare informs the dynamics of sentence processing. IGEL 2012, Montreal, QC, Canada.
Frey, S., Dye, M., Cox, G. (2012). Semantic context and the dynamics of sentence incomprehension: How do we miss errors in language? Midwest Cognitive Science Meeting (Midwest CogSci), Bloomington, IN, USA.
Frey, S., (2012) What you think I think you think I think, and how it leads to cycles and flocking in multi-player roshambo. 3rd IGERT Spring Research Showcase, April 13, 2012, Bloomington, IN, USA.
Frey S. (2011). Co-op living as collective action: Research and practice. NASCO Institute, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.
Frey, S., Goldstone, R. L. (2011). Group convergence in steps of iterated reasoning. Midwest Cognitive Science Meeting (Midwest CogSci), East Lansing, MI, USA.
Frey S. (2010). The cooperator's Nobel Prize: Institutions and intentional community. NASCO Institute, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.
Frey S., Goldstone R. L. (2010). Group structure formation in a dynamic coordination game. 2010 INSNA Sunbelt, Trento, Italy.
Frey, S., Goldstone, R. L. (2010). Functional structure and coordination failure in real-time group behavior. NetSci 2010, Cambridge, MA, USA.
Deaton, S., Frey, S. (2009). Investigations of attractor behavior over the decay of modular RBNs. 10th European Conference on Artificial Life. Available at http://arxiv.org/pdf/1005.3510
Frey S. (2009). Multiscale tools for a multiple-level understanding of institutional structure. 2009 Institutional Analysis and Design Miniconference, Bloomington, IN, USA.
Major Grants, Honors, Awards
2012 Indiana Space Grant Consortium (NASA/INSGC) Fellowship, $12,000
2011 NSF EAPSI: Experiments on the Internal Structure of Coordinating Groups, $5000
2011 JSPS Summer Program Fellowship, Hokkaido University, $5000
2010 NSF IGERT in the Dynamics of Brain-Body-Environment Systems, $60,000
2008 Indiana University College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Fellowship, $30,000
2007 NECSI Advanced Training Program Student Fellowship, $20,000
2006 NECSI Advanced Training Program Student Fellowship, $20,000
Other Grants, Honors, Awards
2012 IU nominee, 2012 National IGERT Trainee Video & Poster Competition
2012 IU 3rd IGERT Spring Research Showcase, Best Paper award: “What you think I think you think I think, and how it leads to cycles and flocking in multi-player roshambo.”
2012 NSF IGERT Summer Internship Program, $4000
2012 NSF IGERT Summer Travel Award, $1800
2012 NSF Travel Grant & Research Fellowship, $3200
2011 Midwest CogSci Best Student Paper award: “Group convergence in steps of iterated reasoning,” $250
2009 IU Cognitive Science Program Supplemental Research Fellowship, $3000
Multiple methods in collective behavior. Disney Research, Zurich, Switzerland.
Cyclic game dynamics driven by iterated reasoning. Crisis Lab, IMT Lucca, Lucca, Italy; Cognition, Action, & Perception Speaker Series, University of Cincinnati, OH, USA; Meeting on perceiving and conceiving natural and non-natural agents. Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA; Ikegami Lab Summer Workshop, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan; Wolpert group, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, USA; 2012 NSF IGERT Video & Poster Competition, Washington, DC, USA; Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA; Behavioral Sciences Group, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan.
Institutional analysis and the varieties of cooperative experience. Fagerstrom Fund and departments of Environmental Studies, Economics, Politics, and Sociology. Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH, USA.
2008-2013 Supervised student research assistants: Gabriella Gabbard, Jonathan Wickens, Kevin Jian-Hong, Benjamin Marchus, Charlene Tay, Jenna Norden, Peter Bennett
2013 Teaching assistant for Brain and Cognition in Cognitive Science, Dr. Hullinger
2009, 2012 Teaching assistant for Experiments and Models in Cognitive Science, Prof. Goldstone
2011 Prepared materials for course on complex social systems
2010 Teaching assistant for Autonomous Robotics, Prof. Beer
2009-2010 Founder and organizer, IU Cognitive Science Undergraduate Summer of Literature
2006 English teacher, Mah’ed Inglizi, Irbid, Jordan
2005 Co-founder, organizer, and teacher, Jamaica Plain Free School Project, Boston, MA, USA
2005 Substitute teacher, Boston Public Schools, Boston, MA, USA
2003 Designed and administered small undergraduate course, University of California at Berkeley
2001-2004 Designed and administered large undergraduate course, University of California at Berkeley
Journal reviews: Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, PLoS ONE
Conference reviews: 2012 Collective Intelligence, Boston, MA, USA; 2012 Midwest Undergraduate Cognitive Science Conference, Bloomington, IN, USA
Guest Editor, Ostrom Special Issue of Grassroots Economic Organizing. Available at http://geo.coop/issue/9
Founder and Co-founder: IU Grey Matters graduate discussion group; IU Cognitive Science cuisine club; IU Cognitive Science “Colloquium,” happy hour.
“Sharing is hard.” TEDxBloomington, Bloomington, IN, USA. May 14, 2011. Video available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DoO2WQMzCm4
Featured on National Affairs blog, Jan 13, 2013. http://www.nationalaffairs.com/blog/detail/findings-a-daily-roundup/quid-pro-quo
Featured on Cosmic Log on NBCnews.com blog, Feb 19, 2013. http://cosmiclog.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/02/19/17021375-rock-paper-scissors-imitates-life
2008-2013 Co-Founder and Board of Directors, Bloomington Cooperative Living Inc.
Grew organization’s membership by 5 times, and its assets from $10,000 to $1 million
2010-2013 Board of Directors, National Association of Students of Cooperation (NASCO) Development Services
2008-2010 Solved puzzles for pay, IU Lilly Library Conservation and Slocum Puzzle Collection
2006-2008 Lead developer, Worldhall distributed decision-making system, NECSI