The Lab

Primary Investigator

Ian Krajbich

Ian is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Economics at OSU. Before moving to Columbus, Ian was a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Zurich, with Ernst Fehr. Prior to that, Ian spent ten years at Caltech, earning his Ph.D. in Behavioral and Social Neuroscience with Antonio Rangel, Colin Camerer, Ralph Adolphs and John Ledyard, his M.Sc. in Social Science, and his B.Sc. in Physics and Business Economics & Management.


Graduate Students

Xiaozhi (Taro) Yang

Xiaozhi (Taro) Yang is a Graduate student in Decision Psychology. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Statistics from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is interested in using computational modeling to capture human decision making, especially drawing perspectives from social cognition.

Minhee Yoo

Minhee is a PhD student in the Decision Psychology program. She received her Master’s degree in Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience from Korea University. She is interested in modeling value-based decision making.

Miruna Cotet

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Miruna is a PhD student in the Decision Psychology program.  She received her Master’s degree in Neuroeconomics at Maastricht University.  She is interested in social and strategic decision making.

Kianté Fernandez

Kianté is a PhD student in Decision Psychology. He earned his B.A. in Political Science from Shippensburg University, with an emphasis on Political Psychology. He then received his M.S. while studying Psychology and Biostatistics from Drexel University where he conducted research related to risk preferences, and neuroethics. He current research interests are in combining computational modeling and process-tracing at the levels of neuronal activity and behavior to understand the cognitive processes involved in value-based decision making. Outside of research, his hobbies include reading, distance running, and trying to convince his friends to meditate.


Former Lab Members


Aidan Makwana, Clinical Scientist at Clinopsis

Wenjia (Joyce) Zhao, Faculty at University of Warwick

Ph.D. Students

Arkady Konovalov, Faculty at University of Birmingham

James Wei Chen, Faculty at National Taiwan University 

Rachael Gwinn, Decision Scientist at Early Warning

Stephanie Smith, Faculty at the University of Chicago Booth

Blair Shevlin, Postdoc at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Nitisha Desai, Postdoc at Duke University