Faculty & Research

Cognitive Science

Cognitive science is the interdisciplinary study of mind and the nature of intelligence. IU's Cognitive Science Program is one of the top programs worldwide, comprising over 100 faculty members from informatics, computer science, psychology, philosophy, animal behavior, linguistics, anthropology, education, library and information science, optometry, speech and hearing, and mathematics. The interdisciplinary research of students and faculty in this program brings together multiple techniques and data sets to address the common goal of better understanding the nature of cognition in natural and artificial systems.

Training in cognitive science prepares students admirably well for many of the careers that are major growth fields of the twenty-first century, including: telecommunications, information processing, medical analysis, data retrieval, human-computer interaction, and education. Graduate training also happens through the NSF-funded IGERT program on the dynamics of brain-body-environment systems.

Faculty in this area include:
Yong-Yeol Ahn, Randall Beer, Katy Börner, Simon DeDeo, Santo Fortunato, Michael Gasser, Andrew Hanson, Eduardo Izquierdo, David Leake, Filippo Menczer, Staša Milojevic, Sharlene Newman, Christena Nippert-Eng, John Paolillo, Sameer Patil, Luis Rocha, Selma Sabanovic, Chung-chieh Shan, Peter Todd

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