CIDLAB is the Cognition and Individual Differences Lab of the Department of Cognitive Sciences at the University of California, Irvine.

Research at CIDLAB focuses on the integration of formal models of human cognition and behavior with statistical methods for individual differences and psychodiagnostics.

Researchers and students interested in joining CIDLAB should contact Joachim. Graduate applicants should note that in order to apply for the PhD program for any given year, you need to be preparing your application a year in advance. The application process takes some time. Click here for more information on how to apply, and here for a description of possible topics.


Funding acknowledgments

Research at CIDLAB is currently supported by the following grants:

  • #DGE-1321846 (NSF Graduate Research Fellowship)
  • #1534472 (NSF: Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics)
  • #1658303 (NSF: Cognitive Neuroscience)
  • #1754205 (NSF: Perception, Action, and Cognition)

Recently expired grants:

  • #DGE-1321846 (NSF Graduate Research Fellowship)
  • #1230118 (NSF: Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics)
  • #48192 (the John Templeton Foundation)


Inquiries regarding research can be sent directly to Joachim. Note that for graduate research, strong quantitative and technical skills are highly sought after, but no strong background in classical statistics is needed. A background in psychology or cognitive science is helpful but not required.

Many projects are in collaboration with these related groups:

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