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Ron Sun

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Ron Sun is a Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. His research focuses on cognitive science and involves investigating the fundamental nature of the human mind using various methodologies of cognitive science, and in particular computational modeling as a means of forging process-based comprehensive theories of the mind. He has played a leading role in developing hybrid systems for cognitive modeling, including the Clarion cognitive architecture. He received the 1991 David Marr Award from the Cognitive Science Society, and the 2008 Hebb Award from the International Neural Networks Society. He served as President of INNS during 2011 and 2012. He is a Fellow of IEEE and APS. His URL is:

Can Mekik

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Can Mekik is a Cognitive Science Phd Candidate at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. His PhD research is on developing a detailed computational cognitive model of Raven’s Matrices using the Clarion cognitive architecture. His research interests include cognitive modeling of psychometric tasks and phenomena, reasoning and relational thinking, cognitive architectures, and the foundations of cognitive science. Prior to starting his PhD, Can completed a bachelor’s degree at the University of Toronto in Mathematics and Cognitive Science with a Minor in Computer Science, and obtained a Master’s degree in Cognitive Science from Carleton University.

“Clarion and Raven’s Matrices”