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William Bechtel is a Professor in the Department of Philosophy and a faculty member in the Center for Chronobiology, the Science Studies Program and the Interdisciplinary Program in Cognitive Science at the University of California, San Diego.
Geoffrey Hinton is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto. He is a fellow of the Royal Society, the Royal Society of Canada, and the Association for the Advancement of Artificial intelligence. He was also awarded the first David E. Rumelhart Prize in 2001 and the IJCAI award for research excellence in 2005. His research is focused on ways of using neural networks for learning, memory, perception and symbol processing.
Richard Shiffrin is the Luther Dana Waterman Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University in Bloomington. His research is focused on the quantitative analysis and computational modeling of cognitive and perceptual processes in the Memory and Perception Lab at Indiana University.
Aravind Joshi is the Henry Salvatori Professor of Computer and Cognitive Science at the University of Pennsylvania. His research is focused on problems that overlap computer science and lunguistics including natural language processing, artificial intelligence, and cognitive science regarding syntactiv and semantic representations for language structure, logic and mathematical linguistics.
John Anderson is the R.K. Mellon University Professor of Psychology and Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. His research is focused on understanding how people organize knowledge that they acquire from experience to produce intelligent behavior.
Paul Smolensky is the Krieger-Eisenhower Professor of Cognitive Science at Johns Hopkins University. His research is focused on universal grammar and Optimality theory which includes phonology, syntax, acquisition, learnability and processing. Smolensky has been awarded the Chair Internationale de Recherche Blaise Pascal in 2008 and the David E. Rumelhart Prize for Theoretical Contributions to Cognitive Science in 2005.
Roger Shepard is the Ray Lymabn Wilbur Professor (Emeritus) of Social Science in the Department of Psychology at Stanford University. His research is focused on universal psychological laws, perception and representation of spatial transformations and music, and evolutionary psychology.
Jeff Elman is the Dean of the Division of Social Sciences, Co-Director of the Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind, Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Science and Chancellor's Associates Endowed Chair at the University of California, San Diego. His research is focused on language processing and learning through computational models and also through psycholinguistic and neuroimaging studies.
Susan Carey is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University. Her research is focused on child development and language acquisition. She has most recently been awarded the Distinguised Scientific Contribution Award by the American Psychological Association in 2009, and the David E Rumelhart Prize in 2008.
James McClelland is the Lucie Stern Professor and Chair in the Department of Psychology and the Director of the Center for Mind, Brain and Computation at Stanford University. His research is focused on cognitive neuroscience issues in learning, memory, language and cognitive development.