The University of Texas at Dallas School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Hervé Abdi


Research Interests

Advanced Multivariate Statistics, Quantitative Models, Memory and Cognition, Sensory Evaluation, Neuroimaging, Genomics

Curriculum Vitae


Email: [email protected]
Phone: 972-883-2065
Office: GR_4.216
Campus Mail Code: GR41
Website: Herve Personal Website


With more than 250 publications, Dr. Hervé Abdi focuses his work around three areas: psychology of memory, neural networks, and statistics. His psychology of memory research is mainly directed toward the modeling of long-term semantic memory for faces and non-verbal material such as odors and tastes. The neural networks research is directed at finding a generalization of auto-associative networks and to the analysis of the statistical properties of connectionist models. Dr. Abdi’s statistical work is oriented towards the analysis of very large, complex and multi-modal data sets such as found in brain imaging and genetic studies. Dr. Abdi was a Fulbright scholar and a visiting associate professor of cognitive and linguistic sciences at Brown University, a resident of the “Paris Institute of Advanced Studies” and also has served as a visiting professor at universities in Switzerland, Japan, France and Canada. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Franche-Comté in France, his two master’s degrees from the Universities of Clermond-Ferrand and Strasbourg in France, and his PhD from the University of Aix-en-Provence in France.

Recent and Selected Representative Publications


Abdi, H., & Beaton, D (2022, in press). Principal Component and Correspondence Analyses Using R. New York: Springer Verlag.

Recent Articles in Peer-Refereed Journals

Fan, C.L, Abdi, H., & Levine, B. (2021). On the relationship between trait autobiographical episodic memory and spatial navigation. Memory & Cognition, 49. doi:

Diamond, N., Abdi, H., & Levine, B. (2020). Different patterns of recollection for matched real-world and laboratory-based episodes in younger and older adults. Cognition, 202, doi: 104309.

Jerger, S., Damian, M.F., Karl, C., & Abdi, H. (2020). Detection and attention for auditory, visual, and audiovisual speech in children with hearing loss. Ear and Hearing, 41(3), 508-520.

Guillemot, V., Beaton, D., Gloaguen, A., Lofstedt, T., Levine, B., Raymond, N., Tenenhaus, A. & Abdi, H. (2019). A constrained singular value decomposition method that integrates sparsity and orthogonality. PLoSOne, 14(1), 1-39.

Alhazmi, F., Beaton, D., & Abdi, H. (2018). Semantically defined subdomains of functional neuroimaging literature and their corresponding brain regions. Human Brain Mapping, 39, 2764-2776.

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