Cognitive Science Department

As one of the few genuine departments of cognitive science in the world, we offer unique and exciting opportunities for students to focus on the scientific study of mind, brain, and intelligence.  Staffed by a core of cognitive science-oriented psychologists, philosophers, and computer scientists, the department complements Rensselaer's traditional strengths in science, engineering, and technology, and is widely regarded as a leader in the area of computational cognitive modeling.

We offer a highly selective Ph.D. program in Cognitive Science, and BS programs in Cognitive Science, Psychological Science, and Philosophy.  Faculty research interests include computational cognitive modeling, artificial intelligence, human and machine reasoning, computational linguistics, perception and action, theoretical neuroscience, cognitive robotics, cognitive engineering and advanced synthetic characters.

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"Cognitive Architecture and Creative Problem Solving: A Computational Perspective”
Ron Sun was the invited keynote speaker at the 10th International Conference on Intelligent Human Computer Interaction (IHCI 2018), held at Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad, India. December, 2018.
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Ron Sun was the invited keynote speaker at the 10th International Conference on Intelligent Human Computer Interaction (IHCI 2018), held at Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad, India. December, 2018.

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Faculty Positions

The School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences is seeking candidates for several Faculty positions.  Candidates must possess an appropriate terminal degree (e.g., PhD, DMA, MFA, or foreign equivalent) by the start of the appointment.  The positions will remain open until filled.  

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The School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences is seeking candidates for several Faculty positions.  Candidates must possess an appropriate terminal degree (e.g., PhD, DMA, MFA, or foreign equivalent) by the start of the appointment.  The positions will remain open until filled.  


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