David Kieras

University of Michigan

David Kieras is a Professor in the University of Michigan Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department with a joint appointment in the Department of Psychology. Degrees: BA  Psychology,  Rice University, 1969; PhD Experimental Psychology, University of Michigan, 1974.  Positions: R.K. Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Carnegie Mellon, 1974-76; Psychology Department University of Arizona; 1976-84. University of Michigan, 1984 – present. His research, supported by ONR, IBM, NASA, ARPA, NSF, and others, focusses on constructing and validating computational cognitive models for tasks that have practical importance in areas such as human-computer interaction,  human performance, and complex human learning.

“Why Newell was Right: Constructing Explanatory Models for Visual Search”