Los Angeles, CA
I am a Research Scientist at McD Tech Labs working to develop artificial systems that communicate using natural language.
Before working at Tech Labs, I was a Postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Communications at the University of California, Los Angeles where I worked with Anne S. Warlaumont in the Emergence of Communication Lab. I completed my PhD at Stanford University, working with Michael Frank in the Language and Cognition Lab and with Anne Fernald and Virginia Marchman in the Language Learning Lab.
MacDonald, K. LaMarr, T., Corina, D., Marchman V.A., & Fernald, A. (2018). Real-time lexical comprehension in young children learning American Sign Language. Developmental Science [PDF] [Preprint PDF] [paper site] [code repository]
MacDonald, K., Yurovsky, D., & Frank, M.C. (2017). Social cues modulate the representations underlying cross-situational learning. Cognitive Psychology. 94, 67–84. [Preprint PDF] [code repository] [paper site]
MacDonald, K., Schug, M., Chase, E. & Barth, H. (2013). My people, right or wrong? Minimal group membership disrupts children’s selective trust in testimony. Cognitive Development, 28, 247-259. [PDF]