Stephanie Badde is the inaugural holder of the Stibel Family Assistant Professorship of Brain and Cognitive Science in the Department of Psychology. The professorship recognizes an outstanding junior faculty member in the field of cognitive and brain sciences. Badde came to Tufts in 2020 from a postdoctoral research appointment in the Department of Psychology and the Center for Neural Science at New York University. She has a dual background in psychology and mathematics and completed her PhD at the University of Hamburg in Germany.
Badde’s research focuses on tactile and proprioceptive localization, optimal integration of multisensory information, cross-modal recalibration, and Bayesian models of perception. She has received several awards for her research achievements including the biannual Best Dissertation Award by the German Psychological Society and the Lucien Levy Best Research Article Award by the American Journal of Neuroradiology. She is an active scholar and has published her research in journals such as Current Biology, Neuropsychologia, and eLife. Badde has also received multiple research and travel grants.