I am an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at the Ohio State University (August 2015 - Present). After earning a bachelor of science in materials science & engineering from Seoul National University, I attended Harvard University as a doctoral candidate for applied physics. Due to my interests in the human mind, I decided to change my major to clinical psychology so that I could study the human mind from multiple perspectives. I have a master of science in applied physics from Harvard University, a master of art in clinical psychology from Seoul National University, and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Indiana University co-advised by Jerome R. Busemeyer and Brian F. O'Donnell (August 2012). I completed my clinical psychology internship at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) in June 2012. Since earning my Ph.D., I have worked as a postdoctoral associate in computational psychiatry with P. Read Montague and Peter Dayan at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute. From October 2014 to July 2015, I applied a computational psychiatric framework to addiction and impulse control disorders at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Institute for Drug and Alcohol Studies. 

I have open positions for graduate students (primarily in the clinical area, please visit here for more information). If you are interested in working in my lab as a postdoc or undergraduate RAs, also feel free to email me (ahn.280@osu.edu or wooyoung.ahn@gmail.com) for more information. Please also visit my lab (Computational Clinical Science Laboratory) website and department website

Contact Information

Woo-Young Ahn, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
The Ohio State University
Email: ahn.280 [AT] osu.edu