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

Lelivre M., Chollet, S., Abdi, H., & Valentin, B. (2009). Beer trained and untrained assessors rely more on vision than on taste when they categorize beers. Chemosensory Perception, 2, 143-153. 2009 - Publication
Otsuka, Y., Konishi, Y., Kanazawa, S., Yamaguchi, M.K., Abdi, H., & O'Toole, A.J. (2009). Recognition of moving and static faces by young infants. Child Development, 80, 1259-1271. 2009 - Publication
Lelivre, M., Chollet, S., Abdi, H., & Valentin, D. (2008). What is the validity of the sorting task for describing beers? A study using trained and untrained assessors. Food Quality and Preference, 19, 697-703. 2008 - Publication
Takane, Y., Hwang, H., & Abdi, H. (2008). Regularized multiple-set canonical correlation analysis. Psychometrika, 73, 753-775. 2008 - Publication
Wang, J.Y., Bakhadirov, K., Devous, M.D. Sr., Abdi, H., McColl, R., Moore, C. Marquez de la Plata, C.D., Ding, K., Whittemore, A. Babcock, E., Rickbeil, E.T., Dobervich, J., Kroll, D., Dao, B., Mohindra, N., & Diaz-Arrastia, R. (2008). Diffusion tensor tractography of traumatic diffuse axonal injury. Archives of Neurology, 65, 619-626. 2008 - Publication
O'Toole, A.J., Jiang, F., Abdi, H., Penard, N., Dunlop, J.P., & Parent, M.A. (2007). Theroretical, statistical, and practical perspectives on pattern-based classification approaches to the analysis of functional neuroimaging data. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 19, 1735-1752. 2007 - Publication
Chrea, C., Ferdenzi, C., Valentin, D., & Abdi, H. (2007). Revisiting the relation between language and cognition: A cross-cultural study with odors. Current Psychology Letters: Behavior, Brain, & Cognition, 22(2), 1-14. 2007 - Publication
Abdi, H., & Valentin, D. (2006). Mathmatiques pour les Sciences Cognitives (Mathematics for Cognitive Sciences). Grenoble: PUG. 2006 - Publication
Mathmatiques pour les Sciences Cognitives (Mathematical Tools for the Cognitive Sciences) 2005 - 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).