Publications

In Preparation, Under Review, or In Revision

  • Hamrick, J. B., Ballard, A. J., Pascanu, R., Vinyals, O., Heess, N., & Battaglia, P. W. (under review). Metacontrol for Adaptive Imagination-Based Optimization. Under review at ICLR 2017.
    [abstract] [pdf]

Journal Articles

  • Hamrick, J. B., Battaglia, P. W., Griffiths, T. L., & Tenenbaum, J. B. (2016). Inferring Mass in Complex Scenes by Mental Simulation. Cognition, 157, 61–76. doi: 10.1016/j.cognition.2016.08.012
    [pdf]

  • Gureckis, T. M., Martin, J., McDonnell, J., Alexander, R. S., Markant, D. B., Coenen, A., Hamrick, J. B., & Chan, P. (2015). psiTurk: An open-source framework for conducting replicable behavioral experiments online. Behavioral Research Methods. doi: 10.3758/s13428-015-0642-8
    [pdf]

  • Goodman, N. D., Frank, M. C., Griffiths, T. L., Tenenbaum, J. B., Battaglia, P. W., & Hamrick, J. B. (2015). Relevant and Robust: A Response to Marcus and Davis (2013). Psychological Science, 26(4), 539–541. doi: 10.1177/0956797614559544
    [pdf]

  • Battaglia, P. W., Hamrick, J. B., & Tenenbaum, J. B. (2013). Simulation as an engine of physical scene understanding. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110(45), 18327—18332. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1306572110
    [abstract] [pdf+supplemental] [PNAS featured image] [project page]

    (see also the popular science articles from Scientific American and Fast Company)

Refereed Conference Proceedings

  • Fisac*, J. F., Liu*, C., Hamrick*, J. B., Sastry, S., Hedrick, J. K., Griffiths, T. L., & Dragan, A. D. (2016). Generating plans that predict themselves. In Proceedings of the 12th International Workshop on the Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics (WAFR 2016).
    *these authors contributed equally
    [pdf]

  • Hamrick, J. B., Pascanu, R., Vinyals, O., Ballard, A., Heess, N., & Battaglia, P. W. (2016). Imagination-Based Decision Making with Physical Models in Deep Neural Networks. In Proceedings of the NIPS 2016 Workshop on Intuitive Physics.
    [pdf]

  • Liu*, C., Hamrick*, J. B., Fisac*, J. F., Dragan, A. D., Hedrick, J. K., Sastry, S. S., & Griffiths, T. L. (2016). Goal Inference Improves Objective and Perceived Performance in Human-Robot Collaboration. In J. Thangarajah, K. Tuyls, C. Jonker, & S. Marsella (Eds.), Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2016).
    *these authors contributed equally
    [pdf]

  • Kluyver, T., Ragan-Kelley, B., Pérez, F., Granger, B., Bussonnier, M., Frederic, J., Kelley, K., Hamrick, J. B., Grout, J., Corlay, S., Ivanov, P., Avila, D., Abdalla, S., & Willing, C. (2016). Jupyter Notebooks—A publishing format for reproducible computational workflows. In Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Electronic Publishing, 87–90.
    [pdf]

  • Hamrick, J. B., Smith, K. A., Griffiths, T. L., & Vul, E. (2015). Think again? The amount of mental simulation tracks uncertainty in the outcome. In Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX.
    [abstract] [pdf] [ppt slides]

  • Lieder, F., Plunkett, D., Hamrick, J. B., Russell, S. J., Hay, N. J., & Griffiths, T. L. (2014). Algorithm selection by rational metareasoning as a model of human strategy selection. In Z. Ghahramani, M. Welling, C. Cortes, N. D. Lawrence, & K. Q. Weinberger (Eds.), Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 27 (pp. 2870–2878).
    [abstract] [pdf]

  • Hamrick, J. B., & Griffiths, T. L. (2014). What to simulate? Inferring the right direction for mental rotation. In P. Bello, M. Guarini, M. McShane & B. Scassellati (Eds.), Proceedings of the 36th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX.
    [abstract] [pdf] [html slides opens in new window]

  • Hamrick, J. B., & Griffiths, T. L. (2013). Mental Rotation as Bayesian Quadrature. In the Bayesian Optimization Workshop at NIPS 2013.
    [pdf] [poster]

  • Abbott, J. T., Hamrick, J. B., & Griffiths, T. L. (2013). Approximating Bayesian inference with a sparse distributed memory system. In M. Knauff, M. Pauen, N. Sebanz & I. Wachsmuth (Eds.), Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX.
    [abstract] [pdf] [poster]

  • Hamrick, J. B., Battaglia, P. W., & Tenenbaum, J. B. (2011). Internal physics models guide probabilistic judgments about object dynamics. In L. Carlson, C. Holscher & T. Shipley (Eds.), Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX.
    [abstract] [pdf] [slides]

Non-refereed Publications

  • Hamrick, J. B. (in press). A Rejection Sampler. In M. DiBernardo & A. Brown (Eds.), The Architecture of Open Source Applications, Volume 4: 500 Lines or Less.
    [html]

  • Hamrick, J. B. (2012). Physical Reasoning in Complex Scenes is Sensitive to Mass (Master’s thesis).
    [abstract] [pdf]

Invited Talks

  • Hamrick, J. B. (2016, October). Metareasoning and mental simulation. Stanford University. Palo Alto, CA.

  • Hamrick, J. B. (2015, December). Think again? Bounded optimality in decisions from internally generated evidence. Presented at the Bounded Optimality and Rational Metareasoning Workshop, NIPS 2015. Montreal, Canada.
    [ppt]

  • Hamrick, J. B. (2015, November). Teaching with Jupyter Notebooks. Presented at CodeNeuro 2015. San Francisco, CA.
    [html slides opens in new window]

  • Hamrick, J. B. (2015, November). Mental Simulation in Humans and Robots. Presented at the Algorithms for Human-Robot Interaction Workshop. Berkeley, CA.

Conference Presentations

  • Hamrick, J. B., Pascanu, R., Vinyals, O., Ballard, A., Heess, N., & Battaglia, P. W. (2016, December). Imagination-Based Decision Making with Physical Models in Deep Neural Networks. Talk and poster to be presented at the NIPS 2016 Workshop on Intuitive Physics. Barcelona, Spain.

  • Hamrick, J. B. and Griffiths, T. L. (2016, December). Metareasoning and mental simulation. Poster to be presented at the 11th Women in Machine Learning Workshop (WiML 2016). Barcelona, Spain.

  • Suchow, J. W., Morgan, T. J. H., Hamrick, J. B., Pacer, M. D., Meylan, S. C., & Griffiths, T. L. (2016, August). Wallace: Automating Cultural Evolution Experiments Through Crowdsourcing. Tutorial presented at the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Philadelphia, PA.

  • Hamrick, J. B. (2016, July). Reproducible, One-Button Workflows with the Jupyter Notebook and SCons. Talk presented at SciPy 2016. Austin, TX.

  • Hamrick, J. B. (2016, March). Creating and Grading Assignments in the IPython/Jupyter Notebook with nbgrader. Demo presented at SIGCSE 2016. Memphis, TN.
    [html slides opens in new window]

  • Hamrick, J. B., Smith, K. A., Griffiths, T. L., & Vul, E. (2015, July). Think again? The amount of mental simulation tracks uncertainty in the outcome. Talk presented at the 37th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX.
    [ppt]

  • Hamrick, J. B., Ragan-Kelley, M., & Kelley, K. (2015, July). Teaching with IPython/Jupyter Notebooks and JupyterHub. Talk presented at SciPy 2015. Austin, TX.
    [video] [html slides opens in new window]

  • Hamrick, J. B., & Battaglia, P. W. (2014, April). Games for Science: Creating interactive psychology experiments in Python with Panda3D. Talk presented at PyCon 2014. Montreal, Canada.
    [abstract] [html slides opens in new window] [video]

  • Hamrick, J. B. (2013, November). Rewriting Python Docstrings with a Metaclass. Talk presented at the San Francisco Python Meetup.
    [html slides opens in new window] [video]

  • Hamrick, J. B., Battaglia, P. W., Griffiths, T. L., & Tenenbaum, J. B. (2013, August). Inferring mass in complex physical scenes via probabilistic simulation. Talk presented at the 46th Annual Meeting of the Society of Mathematical Psychology. Potsdam, Germany.
    [html slides opens in new window] [screencast]

  • Hamrick, J. B., Battaglia, P. W., Griffiths, T. L., & Tenenbaum, J. B. (2013, August). Inferring mass in complex physical scenes via probabilistic simulation. Poster presented at the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Berlin, Germany.
    [abstract] [poster]

  • Hamrick, J. B., Battaglia, P. W., & Tenenbaum, J. B. (2012, May). Physics knowledge aids object perception in dynamic scenes. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society. Naples, FL.
    [poster]

  • Battaglia, P. W., Hamrick, J. B., & Tenenbaum, J. B. (2012, May). Intuitive mechanics guides reasoning about complex scenes and unknown forces. Poster presented by P. W. Battaglia at the Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society. Naples, FL.
    [poster]

  • Battaglia, P. W., Hamrick, J. B., & Tenenbaum, J. B. (2011, May). Human stability perception implies sophisticated knowledge of physical dynamics. Poster presented by P.W. Battaglia at the Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society. Naples, FL.
    [poster]