Sammy Floyd

Undergraduate Discipline


BA, Smith College. PhD, Princeton University. Postdoctoral Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Psychologist with a focus on child development, linguistics, quantitative and computational methods, and neurodiversity. Author of papers on language interpretation in machine models, communication in child development, and language learning in autistic youth. Current special interests include historical language change, eye-tracking methods, dead words, and children learning language from peers (rather than caretakers). SLC, 2023–