Graduate student (2016-present)
University of California, San Diego: Department of Cognitive Science
Advisor: Benjamin Bergen

B.A. in Cognitive Science (2010-2014)
University of California, Berkeley: Department of Cognitive Science
Thesis advisor: Terry Regier


Journal Publications

Trott, S., & Bergen, B. (2018). Individual Differences in Mentalizing Capacity Predict Indirect Request Comprehension. Discourse Processes. [Link] [Link to experimental materials]

Conference Proceedings

Trott, S., Reed, S., Ferreira, V., & Bergen, B. (2019) Prosodic cues signal the intent of potential indirect requests. Proceedings of the 41st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. [Link] [Data and code for analysis]

Trott, S., & Bergen, B. (2017, October). A theoretical model of indirect request comprehension. In 2017 AAAI Fall Symposium Series. [Link]

Trott, S., & Rossano, F. (2017, October). Theoretical Concerns for the Integration of Repair. In 2017 AAAI Fall Symposium Series. [Link to download]

Trott, S., Eppe, M., & Feldman, J. (2016). Recognizing intention from natural language: clarification dialog and construction grammar. In Workshop on Communicating Intentions in Human-Robot Interaction. [Link] [Link to project page]

Eppe, M., Trott, S., & Feldman, J. (2016, October). Exploiting deep semantics and compositionality of natural language for Human-Robot-Interaction. In 2016 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) (pp. 731-738). IEEE. [Link] [Link to project page]

Trott, S., Appriou, A., Feldman, J., & Janin, A. (2015, September). Natural language understanding and communication for multi-agent systems. In 2015 AAAI Fall Symposium Series. [Link to download] [Link to project page]


Trott, S., Semenuks, A., Bergen, B. (2019). Sub-morphemic form-meaning systematicity: the impact of onset phones on word concreteness. Proceedings of the 41st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Poster presentation. [Link to code] [Link to Jupyter notebook]


Trott, S., Bergen, B. (2019) Why do homophones exist? Center for Research in Language (CRL), UC San Diego.