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Tutorial booklets from the CogSci99 conference available.
I am interested in using cognitive modeling within a unified theory of
cognition such as
Soar or ACTR
to test theories of learning and to improve human-computer
interaction. I have built several tools to make model building,
protocol analysis, and statistical analysis easier. I am also
interested in developing stochastic learning and optimization
algorithms to model behavior and to improve other analyses.
What I've been up to, an incomplete narrative.
- SOAR, and the
Tcl/Tk Soar Interface
- Special issue on cognitive modelling in
International Conference on Cognitive Modelling
Able, III, a model of means-ends analysis that learns
- routine model testing with protocol data,
Dismal, a spreadsheet for psychology and HCI
The Psychological Soar Tutorial for Soar (with
Richard Young and
The Soar FAQ and
The Soar Less FAQ (with
- Macros for generating aliases,
for Excel 5 (mac format)
The U. of Nottingham Soar Web Page.
Cognitive Modelling, The Second European Conference on,
1 - 4 of April, 1998; Nottingham, England. It should also be of interest
for researchers in the fields of artificial intelligence, cognitive
psychology and computer linguistics.
How to order the ECCM proceedings.
Teaching (in the last few years)
as well as bits of other modules.
- PhD, Dept. of Psychology,
Carnegie-Mellon University, December, 1992 (AI & Psychology program).
Thesis: TBPA: A methodology and software environment for testing
process models' sequential predictions with protocols.
Advisors: Allen Newell and Jill Larkin.
MS, Carnegie-Mellon University, 1989 (psychology).
Thesis: The effect of feature frequency on feeling-of-knowing and
strategy selection for arithmetic problems.
Advisors: Lynne Reder and Allen Newell.
BSEE (cum laude), University of Illinois/Urbana, 1983 (electrical
- Current Position
- Lecturer (equivalent to US asst./assoc. professor) in the
group in the
- Associated with the
ESRC Centre for Research in Development, Instruction and Training (ECREDIT).
- Associate lecturer in
International and Occasional admission tutor and exams officer.
ESF Learning in Humans and machines,
Task Force 3: Learning strategies to cope with sequencing effects,
And its book.
- Invited speaker,
Symposium on cognitive modeling
25 june 1999, U. of Groningen.
- External examiner,
Cognitive Science degree, U. of Hertfordshire.
AI and Simulation of Behavior Society committee member.
- Guest lecturer,
Autumn School on Cognitive Science '97 run by the
Graduiertenkolleg (graduate college) in Intelligence
in Humans and Machines at the University of Freiburg
The British Library.
- Reviewer for (partial list):
Program committee, Human learning meets machine learning,
One-day workshop held in conjunction with the
10th European Conference on Machine Learning (ECML'98)
Chemnitz, Germany, April 24, 1998
- Member, IEEE,
IEEE SMC Society, ACM,
Cognitive Science Society,
Eta Kappa Nu,
Frank Ritter Memorial Ice Arena, named, perhaps for my future
contributions to society.
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