The 44th Annual Meeting of the Society for Mathematical Psychology was held at Tuft's July 15-18. Thanks go to local organizer Rich Chechile and his team for a very successful meeting, and to the NSF, AFOSR, and Cognitive Science Society for their financial support.
- Plenary presentations from newly elected NAS member Barbara Dosher, Yann Le Cun, and 2010 Estes Early Career Award Winner Janne Kujala
- A well attended "women in mathematical psychology" pre-conference meeting, with Barbara Dosher as a guest speaker
- A post-conference workshop on "multinomial processing trees" run by Bill Batchelder, Rich Chechile, and Xiangen Hu
News coming from the meeting includes
- The 2011 William K. Estes Early Career Award winner is Charles Kemp from CMU, who will give a plenary address at the 2012 meeting in Columbus, OH
- The 2011 R. Duncan Luce Oustanding Paper Award winner is Clintin P. Davis-Stober from the University of Missouri, for his paper "Multinomial models under linear inequality constraints: Applications to measurement theory"
- The 2011 winner of the best student poster on a cognitive science topic, sponsored by the Cognitive Science Society is Gilles Dutilh, from the University of Amsterdam, for his poster "A Phase Transition Model for the Speed-Accuracy Trade-Off"
- New executive board members are Amy Criss from Syracuse, and Andrew Heathcote from the University of Newcastle, replacing outgoing members Zyg Pizlo and Jun Zhang
- The new society president is Eric-Jan Wagenmakers, from the University of Amsterdam, and Robin Thomas from the Miami University of Ohio is now the vice-president