Herve Abdi

Professor - School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Tags: Cognition and Neuroscience

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Psychology
Universite de Bourgogne - 1988
M.S. - Neurology
University Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg - 1977
M.S. - Economics
University of Clermond-Ferrand - 1976
M.S. - Psychology
University of Franche-Comt - 1975

Research Areas

Research Interests
My research is organized around three areas: psychology of memory, neural networks, and statistics. The psychology of memory research is mainly directed toward the modeling of long term semantic memory (e.g., scripts, schema, concepts) and memory for faces. The neural networks research is directed at finding a generalization of auto-associative networks and to the analysis of the statistical properties of connectionist models. My work with statistics is oriented towards two domains: analysis of variance (experimental design) and analysis of qualitative data (correspondence analysis, additive tree analysis).
  • Face processing and computational models of face processing.
  • Neural networks.
  • Computational and statistical models of cognitive processes (especially memory and learning).
  • Experimental design.
  • Multivariate statistical analysis (including simple and multiple correspondence analysis, PLS regression, STATIS, multiple factor analysis. etc.).
  • Statistical analysis of brain imaging data.
  • Olfaction, smell, taste, flavor, etc.

Publications

Williams, L.J., Krishnan, A., & Abdi, H. (2009). [R] Companion for Experimental Design and Analysis for Psychology. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2009 - Publication
Chrea, C., Valentin, D., & Abdi, H. (2009). Graded structure in odor categories: A cross-cultural case study. Perception, 38, 292-309. 2009 - Publication
Jerger, S., Damian, M., Spence, M., Tye-Murray, N., & Abdi, H. (2009). Developmental shifts in covert audiovisual speech processing by children: A new multimodal picture word task. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 102, 40-59. 2009 - Publication
Bartlett, J.C., Shastri, K.K., Abdi, H., & Neville-Smith, M. (2009). Component structure of individual differences in true and false recognition of faces. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 35, 1207-1230. 2009 - Publication
Williams, L.J., Posamentier, M.T., Edelman, B.E., & Abdi, H. (2009). SAS Companion for Experimental Design and Analysis for Psychology. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2009 - Publication
Abdi, H., Valentin, D., & Nguyen, D.H. (2009). Food Consumer Insights in Asia: Current Issues and Future. Proceedings of SPISE 2009. Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam): Vietnam National University & HoChiMinh City Publishing House. 2009 - Publication
Abdi, H., Edelman, B., Valentin, D., & Dowling, W.J. (2009). Experimental Design and Analysis for Psychology. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2009 - Publication
Abdi, H. (2009). Centroid. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Computational Statistics, 1, 259-260. 2009 - Publication
Ballester, J., Abdi, H., Langlois, J., Peyron, D., & Valentin, D. (2009). The odor of colors: Can wine experts and novices distinguish the odors of white, red, and rose wines? Chemosensory Perception, 2, 203-213. 2009 - Publication
Abdi, H., Dunlop, J.P., & Williams, L.J. (2009). How to compute reliability estimates and display confidence and tolerance intervals for pattern classiffers using the Bootstrap and 3-way multidimensional scaling (DISTATIS). NeuroImage, 45, 89-95. 2009 - Publication

Appointments

Adjunct Professor
University of Texas-Southwestern Medical Center [2001–Present]
Professor
The University of Texas at Dallas [1994–Present]
Associate Professor
The University of Texas at Dallas [1989–2018]
Professor
Universite de Bourgogne [1988–2018]
Visiting Professor
Brown University [1986–1987]
Associate Professor
Universite de Bourgogne [1983–1988]
Assistant Professor
Universite de Besancon [1979–1983]

Additional Information

Honors and Awards
Fullbright scholar (1986-1987). Center for Cognitive Sciences, Brown University, Providence, Rl., U.S.A.
Personal Statement

Hervé Abdi received an MS in Psychology from the University of Franche-Comté (France) in 1975, an MS (D.E.A.) in Economics from the University of Clermond-Ferrand (France) in 1976, an MS (D.E.A.) in Neurology from the University Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg (France) in 1977, and a PhD in Mathematical Psychology from the University of Aix-en-Provence (France) in 1980.

He was an assistant professor in the University of Franche-Comté (France) in 1979, an associate professor in the University of Bourgogne at Dijon (France) in 1983, a full professor in the University of Bourgogne at Dijon (France) in 1988. He is currently a full professor in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at The University of Texas at Dallas and an adjunct professor of Radiology at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

Dr. Abdi was a Fullbright scholar and visiting associate professor of Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences at Brown University in 1986 and 1987; he has been, also, a visiting professor at the University of Geneva (Switzerland), Chuo University (Japan), Université de Dijon (France), Université de la Sorbonne (Paris), the "Conservatoire Nationale des Art et Métiers" (Paris) and the Rotman institute (Canada).

Affiliations

Current Ph.D. Students
Maneesha Bendkhale Joseph Dunlop Marsha Neville-Smith Nils Pnard
Some Former Ph.D. Students
Lucile Chanquoy (now Professor at the Universit de Nice, France) Patrick Lemaire (now Professor at the Universit de Marseille, France). Dominique Valentin (now Associate Professor at the Universit de Bourgogne a Dijon, France) Betty Edelman (now Senior Lecturer at UTD). Fan Yang (now Associate Professor at the Universit de Bourgogne a Dijon, France) Mette Posamentier (now Faculty at UTSW).