Dr. Wolff’s research focuses on the use of language semantics and machine learning to predict human thinking and mental health. Additional areas of interests include causal reasoning, future thinking, intentionality, and cross-linguistic semantics. Dr. Wolff has co-edited several books, including one entitled “Words and the Mind,” which examines the interface of language and thought across languages. He has given invited talks in a number of countries, including Singapore, Norway, Germany, Switzerland, France, England, The Netherlands, Italy, and China. In addition to serving on several editorial boards, Dr. Wolff has served as director of the Linguistics Program at Emory, associate editor of the journal Cognitive Science and faculty at the 2007 Summer Institute of Linguistics at Stanford University.
Former Graduate Students
Dr. Jason Shepard (webpage)
Dr. Kevin Holmes is an Assistant Professor at Colorado College (webpage).
Dr. Bianca Klettke is now a lecturer (=Assistant Professor in the U.S.) at Deakin University, Australia
Former Lab groups
2018 Lab: Caleb Ziems, Chenxiao Wang, Robert Thorstad, Phillip Wolff, Jackie Ellison, Melody Jie, & Eli Zelle
2014-2015 Lab: from left: Robert Thurstad, Sarah Paik, Reid Kilgore, Yiwei Gao, Phillip Wolff, Jason Shepard, Sirui (Mimi) Liu, Allen Nie
Missing: Austin Blodgett, Cammie Wagner
2013-2014 Lab: Top from left: Ted Guio, Jason Shepard, Phillip Wolff, Kristin Denlinger,
Bottom from left: Lee Kugelmann,Hadar Naftalovich,Laura Manor, Austin Blodgett
From the left: Jason Shepard, Tyler Brown, Kevin Holmes, Phillip Wolff, Olivia Steeley, Ted Guio, Kelsey Jamerson
From the left: Tonia Davis, Kevin Holmes, Seho Park, Brandon Lock, Phillip Wolff, Meredith West, Sevina Nikolova
From the left: Andrei Popa, Phillip Wolff, Kathy Yeh, Iris Jeon, Aron Barbey, Corey Kallenberg, Rachel Robertson