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The School of Humanities, Arts and Socials Sciences is seeking candidates for several Faculty positions for Fall 2014.  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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Events

Issues speaker Bram van Heuveln, Lecturer, RPI

Sage 4101
August 27, 2014 12:00 PM

Professor Bram van Heuveln, Director of Undergraduate Studies in Cognitive Science, will review the latest news and informaton regarding the Cognitive Science BS program and opportunities for undergraduates to do independent study or research.

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In this talk I discuss developments over the past year on a new version of Clarion, an open-source implementation written in Python.  It is the foundation for Mockingbird, an interactive musical agent, which is intended to accompany a human performer in the genre known as "free improvisation," in the manner of composer Pauline Oliveros.
 
 

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University of Rochester professor Deci discusses current research on human motivation, focusing on self-determination theory and its differentiation between types and qualities of motivation. 

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Professor Edward (Ted) Gibson, MIT,  Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences explores the application of information and communication theory in an attempt to explain language usage and production.

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Will discuss "The computational cognitive modeling of reference resolution"

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Previous Events

In this talk, an introduction to categorical logic will be given.  Wojtowicz will discuss both linguistic and graph-based (or sketch) presentations of logical theories and their categorical semantics as well as describe translations between the two types of presentations and compare their inference systems.  Finally, he will discuss an application to the knowledge (or ontology) alignment problem.

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Will Bridewell, Naval Research Lab

Sage 4101
April 30, 2014 12:00 PM

Bridewell considers the problem of detecting deceptive agents in a conversational context.

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All Issues in Cognitive Science events will be available online live