Lenard Dome

I am a computational cognitive scientist.

Currently, I am working as a Postdoctoral Researcher at Developmental Computational Psychiatry lab at the University of Tübingen, where I develop scientific software to streamline and push computational modelling to the forefront of research. I am also a Guest Scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics.

My primary research focuses on computational modelling of human heterogeneity and behavioural complexity (Dome and Wills, 2023). In addition, I have done effect-centric research on when intelligent systems fail with a special focus on the inverse base-rate effect - an irrational effect of non-uniform generalization of learned experience.

To top it all, I work hard on open sourcing science! Transparency, openness, reproducibility and accessability are at the core of my work culture. I am involved in a variety of open-source science projects. I am the lead developer of psp, a senior developer of catlearn.


2023.11.01. I have started a Postdoctoral Research position at the Developmental Computational Psychiatry lab at the University of Tübingen :sparkles:
2023.08.16. Version 1.0.0 of psp now available on CRAN.
2023.07.20. Paper Alert!!! Dome and Wills (2023) Errorless irrationality: removing error-driven components from the inverse base-rate effect paradigm. In Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society 45 (45) 237-243
2023.04.18. Version 1.0 of catlearn now available for download from CRAN. It has been downloaded 37,000 times.
2021.06.07. psp is released! :sparkles: n-dimensional parameter space partitioning algorithm for evaluating formal computational models.

selected publications

  1. Lenard Dome, and Andy Wills (2023) g-distance: On the comparison of model and human heterogeneity. PsyArXiv