I am currently both a senior lecturer (assistant professor in North American terminology) in the Division of Psychology in Nottingham Trent University and a research associate in the Division of Psychology and Language Sciences in University College London. Between 2002 and 2009, I was a senior research fellow in UCL, with positions first in the Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit and later in the Division of Psychology and Language Sciences. I have a PhD and MSc in Cognitive Science from Cornell University.


My Curriculum Vitae is available here [pdf]

Research Interests

My general research interests are in computational cognitive science, and the application of mathematical and statistical models to the understanding of human cognition. Currently, this research primarily involves computational modelling of human language processing and psycholinguistics, with particular emphasis on modelling how word meanings are learned from statistical information.

Some Representative Publications

  • Andrews, M. Frank, S. & Vigliocco, G. (In Press) Reconciling Embodied and Distributional Accounts of Meaning in Language. Topics in Cognitive Science [pdf]
  • Andrews, M. & Vigliocco, G. (2010) The Hidden Markov Topic Model: A Probabilistic Model of Semantic Representation. Topics in Cognitive Science, Vol. 2, pp. 101-113. [pdf]
  • Andrews, M., Vigliocco, G. & Vinson, D. (2009). Integrating Experiential and Distributional Data to Learn Semantic Representations. Psychological Review, Vol. 116(3), pp 463-498. [pdf]
  • Andrews, M. & Vigliocco, G. (2009) Learning Semantic Representations with Hidden Markov Topic Models. Proceedings of the 31st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. [pdf] (This paper was awarded the annual prize for computational modeling of language at the Cognitive Science Conference.)