Katie Mudd

Pleinlaan 9, 1050 Brussels, 3rd floor

Katie Mudd

PhD Student


Katie Mudd completed an interdisciplinary liberal arts and sciences undergraduate degree, focussing on linguistics and psychology, at University College Utrecht in 2016, and an MSc in the Evolution of Language and Cognition at the University of Edinburgh in 2017.

Currently, I am a PhD student at the AI lab at the VUB in Brussels. My PhD research focusses on modeling sign language evolution from genetic and cultural perspectives, primarily using agent-based modeling techniques. I work closely with sign language linguists studying Kata Kolok, a village sign language found in Bali, Indonesia, in order to incorporate real data into model development, with the goal of making models that are ecologically valid.