Abbreviated Vitae

Employment

August 2016 – present
Moore-Sloan Data Science Fellow
Berkeley Institute for Data Science
University of California, Berkeley

January 2016 – present
Postdoctoral Scholar
Center for Data on the Mind
Institute of Cognitive and Brain Sciences
University of California, Berkeley

Education

December 2015
Ph.D., Cognitive and Information Sciences
University of California, Merced

Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications

Mentees’ names underlined.
Asterisk indicates dual first-author position.
Articles provided for personal use only.

Refereed Conference Proceedings

Asterisk indicates dual first-author position.

Technical Reports and Other Publications

Conference Presentations

Asterisk denotes presenter (if not first author).
Mentees’ names underlined.

  • Paxton, A., & Griffiths, T. L. (2016, November). The Center for Data on the Mind: Helping cognitive scientists tackle the promise and challenges of big data to explore behavior and cognition. Paper presented at the 46th Annual Meeting of the Society for Computers in Psychology. Boston, MA.
  • Paxton, A. (2016, August). Dynamics in the wild: Exploring cognition and behavior with naturally occurring datasets. Paper presented at the Guy Van Orden Workshop on Cognition and Dynamics, XI. University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT.
  • Paxton, A., & Dale, R. (2015, November). Data–driven theory: Using NLP and deep learning in metascientific analyses. Paper presented at the 45th Annual Meeting of the Society for Computers in Psychology. Chicago, IL.
  • Duran, N., Fusaroli, R., & Paxton, A. (2015, November). Assessing lexical, syntactic, and conceptual turn-by-turn alignment in conversations involving conflict and deception. Paper presented at the 45th Annual Meeting of the Society for Computers in Psychology. Chicago, IL.
  • Paxton, A., Roche, J., & Tanenhaus, M. (2015, July). Communicative efficiency and miscommunication: The costs and benefits of variable language production. Paper presented at the 37th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Pasadena, CA.
  • Main, A., Dale, R., & Paxton, A. (2015, July). An exploratory analysis of dynamic emotional communication between parents and adolescents during conflict discussions. Paper presented at the meeting of the International Society for Research on Emotion.
  • Fusaroli, R., Perlman, M., Mislove, A., Paxton, A., Matlock, T., & Dale, R. (2015, June). Timescales of massive human entrainment. Paper presented at the International Conference on Computational Social Science. Helsinki, Finland.
  • Paxton, A., & Dale, R. (2015, May). Adaptive interpersonal dynamics in communication. Paper presented at the 27th Annual Meeting of the Association for Psychological Sciences. New York, NY.
  • Rodriguez, K., Paxton, A.,* & Dale, R. (2014, November). Cutting the cord: Capitalizing on Google Glass for naturalistic interaction research. Paper presented at the 44th Annual Meeting of the Society for Computers in Psychology. Long Beach, CA.
  • Paxton, A., & Dale, R.* (2014, November). The effects of low-level distractors on the dynamics of conversation. Paper presented at the 55th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society. Long Beach, CA.
  • Lichtenstein, P., Paxton, A.,* & Dale, R. (2014, July). Hand-to-hand conflict and consensus: Gestural alignment in argumentative versus affiliative conversations. Paper presented at the 6th meeting of the International Society for Gesture Studies. San Diego, CA.
  • Paxton, A., & Dale, R. (2013, November). Keeping time: Dynamics in text analysis.  Paper presented at the 43rd annual meeting of the Society for Computers in Psychology. Toronto, ON, Canada.
  • Paxton, A., & Dale, R. (2013, August). B(eo)W(u)LF: Facilitating multi-level recurrence analysis in language. Paper presented at the 5th Recurrence Plot Symposium, Chicago, IL.
  • Dale, R., Paxton, A., & Duran, N. (2013, May). How interactive goals shape the coordination of body and speech during conversation. Paper presented at the 25th annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science. Washington, DC.
  • Paxton, A., & Dale, R. (2012, November). Linguistic alignment in debate.  Paper presented at the 42nd annual meeting of the Society for Computers in Psychology. Minneapolis, MN.
  • Dale, R., & Paxton, A. (2012, August). Eigendialog: Bernstein’s problem in human interaction. The Guy Van Orden Workshop on Cognition and Dynamics. University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT.

Posters

Asterisk denotes presenter (if not first author).
Mentees’ names underlined.

  • Paxton, A., & Griffiths, T. L. (2016). The Center for Data on the Mind: Using big data to answer questions about cognition. Paper presented at the 57th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society. Boston, MA.
  • Paxton, A., Abney, D., Castellanos, K., & Sepulveda, G. (2016). Multimodal dynamics of explaining the mechanisms of global warming. Poster to be presented at the 38th annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Philadelphia, PA.
  • Oakes, B.,* Pooja, P.,* Paxton, A., & Dale, R. (2015). Influence of visual cues in language production. Poster presented at the annual UC Merced Student Poster Competition. Merced, CA.
  • Carey, K.,* Willson, K.,* Paxton, A., & Dale, R. (2015). Kinesics of common conversations. Poster presented at the annual UC Merced Student Poster Competition. Merced, CA.
  • Abney, D. H., Paxton, A., Kello, C. T., & Dale, R. (2013, August).  Complexity matching in dyadic interaction.  Poster presented at the 35th annual conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Berlin, Germany.
  • Paxton, A., & Dale, R. (2013, May). Breakdown: Conflict’s fundamental reorganization of coordinated systems. Poster presented at the 25th annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science. Washington, DC.
  • Paxton, A., & Dale, R. (2012, November). Integrating body and speech in conversational contexts. Poster presented at the 53rd annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society. Minneapolis, MN.
  • Paxton, A., & Dale, R. (2011, November). Alignment and argument. Poster presented at the 52nd annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society. Seattle, WA.
  • Paxton, A., & Dale, R. (2011, November). Multimodal synchrony:  Tracking body and voice in an affordable behavioral recording setup. Poster presented at the 41st annual meeting of the Society for Computers in Psychology. Seattle, WA.
  • Loan, A., & Dale, R. (2011, June). Coordinating arguments:  Embodied synchrony in argumentative and affiliative interactions. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association’s Advanced Training Institute for Nonlinear Methods. Cincinnati, OH.

Awards and Funding

  • Moore-Sloan Data Science Fellow, Berkeley Institute for Data Science, AYs 2016-2018.
  • UC Merced’s Graduate Dean’s Dissertation Fellowship, 2015.
  • Women in Cognitive Science’s Travel and Networking Grant for Psychonomics, 2013.
  • UC Merced’s Center for Humanities Individual Research Grant, 2013.
  • Robert J. Glushko and Pamela Samuelson Foundation’s Student Travel Grant, 2013.
  • Association for Psychological Science Student Caucus Travel Assistance Award, 2013.
  • John Castellan Award for Best Student Paper, Society for Computers in Psychology, 2012.

Invited Talks

  • Paxton, A. (forthcoming). Social behavior in context. University of California, San Diego.
  • Paxton, A. (2015, October). Interpersonal dynamics: Exploring conversation as a dynamical system. Cognitive Science Colloquium, Department of Psychology, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN.
  • Paxton, A. (2015, May). Scales of influence: How conflict changes bodies, voices, and minds. Computational Cognitive Science Lab, Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley. Berkeley, CA.
  • Paxton, A. (2015, April). Conversation: Complex system, complex signals. Cognitive Science Brown Bag, Department of Psychological Sciences, Kent State University. Kent, OH.
  • Paxton, A. (2015, April). PsyGlass: Using Google Glass to quantify conversation and interaction. College of Education, Health, and Human Services, Kent State University. Kent, OH.
  • Paxton, A. (2015, February). Conflict: An exploration of context-dependent behavioral coordination. Department of Psychology Colloquium, University of California, Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz, CA.
  • Paxton, A. (2014, September). Here for an argument: Conflict in laboratory and real-world settings.  CogNetwork Colloquium Series, University of California, Berkeley. Berkeley, CA.
  • Paxton, A. (2013, November). Exploring interaction through conflict.  Department of Psychology, University of Rochester. Rochester, NY.

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